Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pull Toy Gift Card Holder Slider Sleeve

With gift cards quickly becoming one of the most popular gifts on the planet, I'm always looking for clever and fun ways to present them to my family and friends. With a baby shower looming close on my horizon, I thought today would be a great day to use one of the precious pull toy and sentiment digital images from the new Angels Landing June release, Toys on Wheels, to create a gift card holder.

I thought it would be fun if the string on the pull toy actually pulled the gift card out of the sleeve. This gift card holder works using the same principle as the Pull Treats in this wonderful tutorial created by Beate Johns for Splitcoaststampers. A hole is punched through the entire sleeve and the ribbon inserted through the holes is used to pull the gift card out of the sleeve.

The duck and the sentiment were printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and cut to 6.5 by 3.75 inches. It was then scored at .5 inches and 3.5 inches. After the duck was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits and the background added with Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up, a 3 by 4 piece of orange card stock was glued behind the duck section of the sleeve. Next a 3 by 4.25 piece of yellow cardstock was glued behind that.

By folding on the scored lines of the white cardstock, the sleeve was created when the .5 scored flap was glued down on the back. I then used my hammer and hole punch to pound a hole straight through the sleeve. Twelve inches of yellow grosgrain ribbon was then fed through the holes and lined up to the left of the gift card holder. Finally the gift card was inserted into the sleeve and pushed toward the bottom retracting the ribbon as it went. Lastly I tied an orange bow at the edge of the card to complete the pull.

Voila!! The duck's cord is pulled and out pops the Target gift card ready to spend on goodies for the new baby!

Images: Toys on Wheels copyright Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: white Georgia Pacific, YoYo Yellow and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up

Stamps: Itty Bitty Background by Stampin' Up

Ink: Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up, YoYo Yellow Marker by Stampin' Up

Tools: Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Hammer, Hole Punch

Embellishments: Ribbon and Rhinestones

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  1. Oh my Lynn! This is such a creative way to present a gift card to a little someone! I love this idea! The image and background stamp you used is just perfect. I will have to try this techinque one of these days.

    Alma =)

  2. Lynn, this is such a clever idea, having the ribbon pull out the gift card. You've done such a beautiful job with it.

  3. Just too cute! And so creative! TFS! Blessings to you!

  4. Oh my gosh, this is so cute! What a great idea!

  5. This is so so clever! Love how it reminds me of a pull toy!

  6. This is terrific! I saw the tutorial on SCS, but never went back to make it! I may have to now that I see your great creation!!!
    Love it!

  7. What a fun presentation for a gift card!

  8. that is the perfect image to make into a pull card, I love that duck!

  9. Oh my goodness, Lynn!! This is waaaay too adorable!! Very clever!!

  10. how cute is this lynn!! you did a super job creating this adorable GC holder.. TFS!

  11. Love how this turned out. Think it will be a hit with whoever receives it. I just love those pull cards and how clever to have the string pull out of a pull toy.

  12. I love, love , love this! How cute is that duck! I've got to try one of these! TFS!!

  13. I don't know how I missed this card. So cute.


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