OK, I did agree to make gift card holders for him and this twist bottom version was actually quite simple to do. If you are able to view Splitcoast Stamper's website, you can see the tutorial HERE for this Slit Latch Gift Card Holder by Jane Matsumoto. Jane's instructions are easy to follow and I whipped up 20 of these Slit Latch Gift Card holders in just a few short hours. (seriously, that wasn't long considering there were 20 to make).
The card is held closed by the "slit latch" design in the bottom (positioned between the Merry Christmas stamp. (I used Papertrey Inc. sentiment stamp). On the inside to hold the gift card I used a Stampin' Up! Slit Punch. I'm not sure if Stampin' Up! still carries this punch. It is from several years back but one that comes in handy for a lot of fun projects.
The fun "Coal again?!" stamp is a 2005 Fluffles Stocking stamp made by Stampabilities. I colored with Copic markers and then added stickles for lots of glitz on the pine branch. The designer paper is from Bo Bunny and the card stock is a bright light green from Stampin' Up!
Whew! I *think* I'm ready for Christmas now....that is as soon as I finish some last minute baking.