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    Where are you all getting your Gift card holder patterns. I went to make some today and all I have are a few Christmas themed ones.
    Rolf
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    I do things a little differently. I put letters on mine. I make them out of 1/8" Baltic Birch. The letter is only on the front side. The insert is a little slip of colored tissue paper.

    I use this website for my letters: https://woodgears.ca/stencil/. For size I use 225, for Font I use what they call Lobsester Two and I bold the letters. See the attached screen capture.

    Now Rolf don't put me out of business.

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    Scott
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    • #3
      I go through all my magazines and use ornament patterns along with the ones from Diane. I don’t do letters or names. I stack 6 and make 3 cardholders. I don’t use Baltic birch because my customers don’t like that. They prefer cherry, walnut and cedar. I only charge $5 but most customers buy something else along with the cardholder. My average sale is 5-10 per sale.
      Betty

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      • #4
        Thanks for the ideas.
        Rolf
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        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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        • #5
          I typically sell 30-40 card holders at my one craft sale. Likewise I get $5 each. I started making them out of hardwood but that was too time consuming preparing the thin stock. Switching to Baltic Birch and doing initials actually improved sales. Just an FYI. Selling them without the tissue paper was a bust. They need that little bit of color to make them pop out.
          Last edited by NC Scroller; 12-04-2019, 06:31 AM.
          Scott
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          • #6
            Rolf,

            For the cutout, I just looked for patterns that were good options for cutting and fit them in the size of the face. This includes public domain clip art, portions of other patterns I already had, etc. I have over 100 patterns (including the alphabet) that I've come up with so far.

            Whether you make it one sided or two, use hardwood or Baltic birch, thin strips or 'u' shaped middle layer and colored paper insert or none are all personal preferences.

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            • #7
              Thanks again for the different ideas.

              After making some years ago with the"U" I now use strips. I actually cut the strips on the table saw using a GRR-Ripper push block. I am running out of time so these will have to wait until next year. I like using different hardwoods for the face and spacer for an extra pop.
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rolf View Post
                Thanks again for the different ideas.

                After making some years ago with the"U" I now use strips. I actually cut the strips on the table saw using a GRR-Ripper push block. I am running out of time so these will have to wait until next year. I like using different hardwoods for the face and spacer for an extra pop.
                Just throwing this out. Again I am using Baltic Birch. I use 1/8" strips vs the "U" too. I rip mine on the band saw. Found it to create a smoother & cleaner edge. It is also safer then cutting those on the table saw in my opinion.
                Scott
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                • #9
                  What finish are you using on the card holders?

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                  • #10
                    I leave mine natural, no finish.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jamieline View Post
                      What finish are you using on the card holders?
                      I dip mine in Shellac mixed with alcohol.
                      Scott
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                      • #12
                        Don't ask me. I tried to design a pull-out cardholder once but the result was a monstrosity that ended up twice as big as the card itself. I still hàve it laying around somewhere in my Box Of Shame. I did use 1/8' plywood for the inner layer and two colors of ¹/8' hardwood (I believe curly maple map walnut) for the sides. And for finishing I just gave them a coat of butchers block wax.

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