Ok, now for how to make the card. This is only my second tutorial so PLEASE if you see something here that is out of whack, let me know and I will fix it. I tried adding some photos to show you what I was doing. You should be able to click on them to see more detail. Let me know how you like it. Here we go...
You will need:
*a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock for the card base
*a 4 1/4" x 4" piece of cardstock for the gift card slot piece (this is the paper that will be seen on the front of the card bottom)
*any papers/ embellishments you want for your card
*adhesive, craft knife, ruler, 3/16" paper punch (or whatever you have that is close)
Score your base cardstock at 2 3/4" from each end.
If you have a scor-pal, align your cardstock as shown on the 1/4" mark. Then score at 3" and 8 1/2".
Mark 1" from each side on the score mark. Punch a 3/16" hole centered on each mark and fold on the score line. (If you punch a larger hole the gift card slot will just be deeper.)
Cut along the dotted line as shown below. Really you are just cutting out the paper that is between the holes to make a slot
This is what it should look like when you are done. (If you have a word window type punch this would probably work also. You would just center it along the score line and make sure it is long enough to fit your gift card.)
Now to assemble the card.
Now fold up the flap and adhere it to the card base. Decorate the card however you like, insert your gift card and you are done.