Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Gift Card Envelopes with Altered Pages

Hello everyone!  Barbara here with my first post for December.  And what cold weather we are having this year. How about you?  Hope everyone is staying toasty warm this winter.  And to help you out with that, I have some fun gift card envelopes for you to make at home for your special friends or relatives that are hard to buy for.  And Altered Pages has all the supplies you need to make these wonderful gift presentations.

Supplies Used:

Gathered Twigs distress ink
Decorative punches (pine branch, chain)

Cover coin envelopes with print papers from the Joyeax Noel paper pad.   To do this easily, I simply opened up the envelope and glued the right side of the envelope to the wrong side of my print paper.  (NOTE:  Ensure that your paper is going in the correct direction, if necessary).  
Cut out around the envelope and score fold lines.
Add a scrap of paper to the top flap on the reverse, then reattach side and bottom flaps with more glue.
Ink edges with gathered twigs distress ink.

Red gift card envelope:  Lay snowflake stencil over envelope, spritz with Dylusions white linen spray.  Remove stencil and let dry.  
Punch scalloped circle doily from print paper.  Fussy cut Santa and adhere Santa with foam dots over doily.  Add a bit of white Wink of Stella to Santa's hat and beard.
Green Angel gift card envelope:  Color ribbon with watered-down Peeled Paint distress ink, tie around envelope.  Make rumpled ribbon rose from another piece of green dyed ribbon and adhere over knot.  Fussy cut Angel, adhere to envelope with foam dots.  Add a few sprigs of green print paper punched with pine branch punch and some clear Wink of Stella to the angel.
Brown print gift card envelope:  Punch chain from brown print paper and wrap around envelope.  Flatten a bottle cap and color edges with gold Krylon pen.  Adhere giant rhinestone to center of cap.  Adhere bottle cap and a few sprigs of green print paper punched with pine branch punch.
 I hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy project for your last-minute gift giving.  It makes giving a gift card so much more personal when presented in a handmade gift card envelope.  And if you still need something to give your craft friends, there is still time to check out the fabulous products and new line of Altered Pages original art stamps, too.  So check them out and see what fabulous gift giving ideas you can come up with.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week.



  1. Oh love these!!! They look fabulous with all the pretty embellishments you have added!

  2. Really cute! Perfect for "plastic" gift giving!

  3. These turned out perfect. I never thought to take them apart. Looks much cleaner!