I was lucky enough to be asked to be a member of Papermilldirect's Design Team recently and so my snowman gift card holder tutorial was my first post. If you want to have a look at the Papermilldirect blog then click HERE. There are some amazingly talented design team members whose creations are added to the newsletter every week. And if you sign up for the newsletter you get a 10% discount code.
I used a piece of Papermilldirect White Hammered Card (as it gives a bit of texture to the snowman) cut at 2.75" x 10.5" and folded it in half. You can cut 3 gift card holders out of one sheet of A4. On the other end to the fold, create a rounded shape for his head using either a die (I used a Spellbinders circle die) or trace around a tin of beans and cut by hand.
I punched out the eyes and hand cut the nose using Papermilldirect Black and Mandarin Orange card and punched 2 x 1" circles for the ear muffs. To create the band of the ear muffs I used 2 spellbinder dies that I put on some black card and then ran them both through my Big Shot to make a thin circle outline (see below). You can then cut this to size to the top of the snowman's head.
To make the scarf, cut 2 pieces of patterned paper or card - one at 6.5" x .75" and the other 4" x .75". On the shorter piece, fold it in half and then stick some twine on the inside to make the fringe of the scarf. I used a small piece of scor-tape across the bottom to hold it in place before trimming it straight. On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Waltzing Mouse called 'Gift Card It' and also used one of their matching dies to make the tabs to hold the gift card in place. The sentiment on the front is from My Favourite Things 'Gifting Fun'
Once you have attached the gift card, you can wrap the longer piece of patterned paper for the scarf evenly around the holder securing it at the back so that it can slide on and off easily and then thread the shorter piece over the longer piece and stick the insides together. And that's it! Easy Peasey