Metallic Gift Card Holders for CutCardStock DIY Wedding Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday and a big giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s DIY Wedding Blog Hop going on today and tomorrow – May 9th and 10th! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support!

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Come hop with us! There is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs! Whaaaat?! The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Monday, May 11th on the CutCardstock Blog and Facebook page. To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (good for one entry into the giveaway) or upload a wedding-themed project (good for two entries into the giveaway). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a moment or three to share two gorgeous embossed metallic gift card holders I created featuring Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Curious Metallic Pale Aloe cardstock and Curious Metallic Pink Quartz cardstock! This is a super simple gift card holder design that can be made for literally ANY occasion… glam it up, as I’ve done, for a special occasion or party it up in fun colors and patterned papers for a birthday – and anything in between! I have had these handwritten instructions in my tutorial arsenal for many years and I believe credit should be given to Gina K with StampTV. 

I did some dry embossing with a gorgeous embossing folder on the outside panels, heat embossed the inside sentiment in gold and heat embossed the circle closure element in gold. These Curious Metallics do a FINE job of dry and heat embossing! 

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making these gift card holders. Cut 80# Classic Crest base at 4-1/4″ x 10″ and score at 3″, 4″ 5″ and 8″ on the long edge. Round the corners on the 2″ section (this is the front flap), then fold as shown.


Cut Curious Metallic panels for the inside – two at 2-3/4″ x 4″, two at 3/4″ x 4″ and one at 1-3/4″ x 4″ – and adhere to base.


Cut Curious Metallic panels for the outside – two at 2-3/4″ x 4″ and one at 1-3/4″ x 4″ – and dry emboss. Heat emboss the inside sentiment and then heat emboss the round element in gold and punch with a circle punch.

Adhere the embossed panels to the outside, adhere the circle element to the flap and apply a velcro circle for the closure. Apply a strong adhesive to the outside edge and sides of the narrow center section and pinch them together to bond. Don’t apply any adhesive to the center-most fold.

Flip the gift card holder over and trim 1/16″ off the center-most fold and then your gift card will slip into the opening. :)


Sharing these gift card holders in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #190 – Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze: #167 – Anything Goes w/optional Black and White

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Pale Aloe 111# cardstock
Curious Metallic Pink Quartz 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up For the New Two stamp set, Lil of the Valley For You Circular Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Crafter’s Companion Regency Swirls embossing folder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, 5/8″ Velcro circle

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And I have one more quick ‘bonus’ project to share using the Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock paired with the amazing Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock and Curious Metallic Violette cardstock which I absolutely LOVE together! The Curious Metallics are so awesome to work with and this color combo makes such an elegant wedding card! And this card is super simple – adhere a Gold Leaf cardstock die cut to the top of a Violette cardstock panel and embellish with a single iridescent gemstone for a little bling, and heat emboss a wedding sentiment in the lower right corner of the panel. Then embellish the inside panel with strips of leftover cardstock used on the front and stamp a wedding sentiment. And *poof* you have a gorgeous wedding card!

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Floral Phrases stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Gemini Opulent Swirls die set
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Darice iriedescent gemstone

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Okay then, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

CutCardstock Blog
Crystal Schneider
Melly Art
Larissa Pittman
Queen B Invites ‘N’ More
Betz Golden
Judy Markowitz
Penny Arnold
Janet Axtman
Leslie Turner   >>> you’re here! <<<
CutCardstock Blog … C’mon, you know you want to link up a wedding-themed project!

You should have arrived here from Janet Axtman‘s blog. I’m actually your final stop on the hop but the linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock Blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your wedding-themed project, good for two entries into the giveaway! ;)

I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the DIY Wedding projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my metallic gift card holders (and bonus wedding card) and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a wedding-themed project! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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