Friday, September 18, 2009

Tutorial - Gift Holder - Earrings

Good morning everyone!! It's Wendy Chang here, and I'm excited to share with you a project to make a gift holder. I have a pair of earrings I made that I wanted to send to a friend for her birthday. Wanting to do something a little different for packaging, I modified a birthday card. I loved how it turned out, so I thought I'd share.

Stamp Jane with Bling Bling stamp with Memento ink onto Prism's Simply Smooth cardstock.

Color with copics (my favorite skin combo is E000, E00, and E11)

Pick copics to match with the colors of the paper you will be using for the project and finish coloring Jane in. This paper is My Minds Eye, Abbey Road.

[I mostly use double sided cardstock for my cards. I love the finished look it gives to the card].

Next, take your sheet of base cardstock, and cut it at 5.5", then cut it at 9" - You should have a 5.5x9" piece.

Next, score the card at 4.25" and 4.75." I used the groove of my fiskars cutter and a stylus. (One day I will get the scor-pal, but for now, this works)

Here you can see the score lines more closely (this is the backside of the paper I just scored)

Fold the scores. Take what is remaining of your cardstock and punch a tag. I had some die cuts from the same line, and this ribbon holder was perfect to hang the earrings... This is the inside of the project (and the gift).

Cut another piece of cardstock from your scraps from the main base cardstock, and emboss. This piece is approx. 3.5x4.75"

Adhere to front of card base.

Mat your Jane image, then use another scrap to give the image a base, with a equal mat around 3 sides, and about 1" on the bottom. Punch the bottom edge with a border punch. Wrap a ribbon around the bottom and adhere. Slip a smaller piece under the first ribbon and just tie a knot.

(as you can see, I used the cheater method to attach the ribbon in the back)

Doing it in the two step way leaves a nice flat knot

Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to 2.5"x12". Score this piece at 4.25, 4.75 and 9.25"
Use a border punch on both sides

Fold and adhere where the ends meet. Now you've got a nice binder thingie to slip around your card.

Adhere Jane over the overlap in the paper

Then slip the entire wrapper around your card. Attach a sentiment.

To make sure that the wrapper fit, around the card easily, it is slightly loose. You need to anchor it on one side. I just wrapped a ribbon through a regular office binder clip.
Next, apply some stickles on the bling to make it pop

Voila! You are done...

enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Love it! I have this stamp and have not used it yet, this is super. TFS!

  2. Gorgeous Wendy! I am linking this post up to my blog tomorrow to share!!!! Just gorgeous!!

  3. Fantastic gift idea. Love the tutorial!

  4. I LOVE THIS!!! Thanks so much Wendy!! Jane never looked so beautiful!


  5. What a super idea!!! I am going to give it a try. Thanks so much!!

  6. awesome!! Thanks to for sharing your ribbon tying hints...I am always looking for those too!

  7. This is so beautiful! It would work well for a gift card too.