Friday, May 22, 2020


Do you need a cute and quick way to give a gift card for an upcoming Birthday?  My project today is a fun way to dress up gift cards using elements from the Hey Cupcake Collection and resembles a gift bag with a tissue paper insert that holds the the gift card.    
Here are some things you will need.  First, choose a sentiment/focal point for the front of the bag as well as the pocket for the gift card insert from the 3x4 cut aparts (Birthday Bash Paper). Then choose some pattern paper for the top and bottom of the “bag” as well as the tissue paper insert, a layering piece for your cut apart, and the tag. You will need some ribbon for your handles and twine to tie the tag to the handle.  I also used various stickers and sprinkles to embelish.

Cut your top and bottom bag pieces approximately 5 3/4” high and 5 1/2” wide.  Snip all 4 corners of your square pieces.  Score 3 sides (bottom, right and left) about 1/4” from the edges. Punch two holes at the top for your handles about an inch from either side.  I used a die cut with stitching detail, for my insert, but if you have mad cutting skills (unlike me) you could free hand cut the tissue paper element at the top of your 4 1/2” wide and 6 1/2” high insert piece.  Adhere your cut aparts to the front of the bag and insert.  Helpful hint: on my first attempt I used too much adhesive and without thinking even glued the top of my pocket closed which made it impossible to put the gift card inside.  Haha don’t do that! :)

Next, fold your sides and bottom flaps down and glue them together.  Thread your ribbon through the holes, tying small knots on the inside to secure the handles.  If you are adding a tag, use some doodle twine to tie your tag to the handle.  And all that’s left to do is add some sprinkles and stickers!

Here’s a final look at three finished gift card holders. I think the little critters are the cutest! Thanks for taking a look today, have a good one! 
Doodlebug Products Used:
Hey Cupcake Collection
 Petite Prints Dot/Stripe - Linen/Gingham 
Doodle Pop Stickers
Doodle Twine
Mini Tags Doodle Cuts Dies

Other Products Used: 
Scallop Rectangle Die 


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