Friday, December 24, 2010

Slit Latch Gift Card Holder

It is Christmas eve and suddenly you realize that you've forgotten to get a gift. Or perhaps, as in my husband's case, he realized he needed a little gift for his staff so he said to me, "Hey Skippy! (yes, he calls me 'Skippy') Can you make me TWENTY gift card holders? I want to give my staff Tim Horton's gift cards." "But of course, my dear," I replied. "I'll just whip them up between the sewing and baking I've got going on right now!" **please note sarcasm**

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.

Merry Christmas!



  1. Your gift cards turned out wonderful considering you had to make twenty on short notice... husbands!

    Merry Christmas Jennifer.


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