Sometimes we only have only one sheet of paper left over from a collection or we need a quick card for a last-minute gift. Here is an idea... a pre-loaded gift card holder!
This cute little, self-standing, purse card was made using ONE sheet of double sided Pion Design papers from the "fairytale of Spring" collection including the handmade flower!
I cut a 12x12 inch sheet to have an 8x12 piece and reserved the left-over 4x12 piece for the card holder and to make the flower. I made my folds, cut the top curve and glued the gift holder (faux stitching explained below) with a stamped "happy birthday" saying. There is plenty of space below for a personal hand-written message too!
Next I glued a piece of ribbon to resemble a clutch style purse and added self-adhesive Velcro to keep closed. I also lightly scraped the paper edge with a distressing tool.
Lastly, with the scraps I made a lily flower using my tutorial and the reverse side of the paper (same as inside the card). Check out all of the paper flower tutorials in my the right sidebar of my personal blog at http://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.com. Any style of handmade flower would look nice on this card! Tip: make your flower first and let it dry while you are making the card.