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    I am looking for the pattern of the gift card holders that everyone is talking about making, going to be giving out a lot of gift cards this year, thx RJ
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  • #2
    You could check Steve Good website, he has some


    • #3
      I will second the card holder from Steve

      The only thing I did different is that I used 3 pieces of 1/8 strips for the middle.

      Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club


      • #4
        Thx for the quick response, that’s what I was looking for, so Don you didn’t cut the middle as one piece, but just cut the strips and qlued in, correct? Thx RJ
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        • #5
          I leave the back solid, and also use the 3 strips.

          Once you have the basic pattern, you can replace the cut-out with anything you can cut. I have over 100 designs.


          • #6
            Hubby preps all wood to 1/8”. I stack cut 6 at a time. I use 2 cut outs for each holder and tell people they can use as an ornament. Hubby gives me stacks of blanks with cuts on the sides so all I have to do is cut across the bottom and remove the wood so I have a rim. I also stack cut them. So far this year I have sold 300 and counting. I have a love/hate feeling of these cardholders.
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            • #7
              I d one large craft show every year and these are my best sellers. Like several others I use strips of 1/8" for my inner layer. I even made me a jig so I can cut those strips to consistent sizes. Instead of adding a design to the front, the back has no design, I put a letter. My experince is people buy one for each of the people on their list. What I use for my letters is from this website. The size I like is 225 and the font is called LobseterTwo.

              Letter stencil maker (
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              Creator of fine designer sawdust.


              • #8
                Thx for all the information on the card holders, will get making some after thanksgiving for Christmas, we are doing gift cards this year, much easier, thx RJ
                Life Begins @ 190 MPH


                • #9
                  Gift cards are great gifts and I often learn how to make them myself to make my gift cards special. I just use simple pieces of cotton fabric and make them myself. You only need two different prints and some interfacing. You can use Velcro as a closure or Kam Snaps like I did. If you want details and are interested in, I can send you instructions.


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