I came up with 3 cards, to share with you, all are fun folds, can hold a gift card, can be made from a 1/2 sheet of 8 1/2 x by 11 piece of cardstock, and finally all feature my "Anything in Possible" stamp, from The Rubber Cafe',
This first card, is a fun fold I did for a card swap a couple of years ago, and going through my card samples found it and thought it would be a perfect gift card for a graduate!
I love how the square element in each can be easily made into that 4 corner bord cap complete with tassel!
Here's a side view to see the way it's folder, and also you can see the place for a gift card peaking out on the RH end.
Here it is open. All 3 of these cards, when closed will fit in a regular A2 size envelope. So easy for mailing too!
The second card was a new twist on the fold I used for the my first card. Simple embellishments and the same wonderful "If you Believe...." phrase, make this one also pretty easy to complete. I found this tutorial here -there are several variations out there mine seemed closest to this one in measurements and finished size.
You can see here with it open there's lot of room for a sentiment, and a pocket for a gift card or cash!
The last card is an easy fold with punch outs, I used that area, to focus my Graduation cap, and other embellishments mounted on a similar square, help keep my card closed.
There's room for another gift card inside as well as phrase and any other embellishments you choose. You can see the details of making this here created by France Martin.
The colors you choose - of course, can be based on your Grad's school colors, or keep it in basic black, if you need to make several. I promise you'll find these quite quick and easy to make, so get out your Score Pals, and give one or all 3 of them a try!
Thanks for stopping by... and have a great week!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Anything is Possible
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Pugnacious White; Stampin'Up! Real Red, Black and Basic Grey Cardstock
Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black; Nautical Blue; Memories Pigment Unicorn(white)
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- The One and Only Tape
Embellishments: Misc brads, and Recollections Graduation accents; Twine, ribbon; SU- silver ribbon
Tools/Punches: Score-Pal; Score-Envi; Martha Stewart Anywhere scallop square punch; Stampin'UP! 1 1/4" Square punch