One more graduation idea – this one is a cute gift card holder.  I have seen this one used for many different occasions.  For Teacher gifts, birthdays or holidays – there is a pocket in the center to hold a gift card and then space to write a message.

grad-gc-holdergrad-gc-open The holder is made from 1/2 sheet of card stock – 11″ x 4-1/4″.  Then you score it at 3″, 5-1/2″, and 8″.  Fold it so the middle is the mountain with a valley on each side (I hope that made sense – it would look like the letter ‘W’).  Then add adhesive around the three open edges of the mountain and adhere together.  Don’t put adhesive in the middle or near the fold because that is where the gift card will go.

On the fold use the Word Window punch and punch out starting just inside one edge – punch a second time lining it up with the first punch and coming just inside the other edge.  Use the 1″ circle punch to punch out a 1/2 circle notch in the center of the pocket.  Now you have a pocket for your gift card – try it out and make sure it fits.  If not use the Word Window punch to make it larger.

For this Graduation Gift Card Holder I stamped the images – one on each side of the holder in Brilliant Blue ink – by the way the card stock I used is Brilliant Blue.  One the front add a stamped image – make sure to attach your ribbon under your front image and then wrap around to tie the holder shut.  My piece of Black Gingham ribbon is about 18″ long.

The front panels are Summer Sun 4″ x 2-1/2″, Basic Black 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″, and Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 2″.  I stamped the Grad image on Whisper White card stock – the stamped was inked with Stampin’ Write Markers – the letters in Brilliant Blue, the cap in Basic Black and the tassel in Summer Sun.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend.  I hope to post throughout the weekend – we aren’t going anywhere.  But I hope to get some cleaning up done around the house including the disaster in my craft storage closet (the room I don’t let anyone see).  The boys are studying for final exams next week – yep the last week of school is here (again!) – how can that be – it seems like school just started….

Be safe!