I have been looking online for gift card holder ideas. I came across this adorable wristlet on Gretchen's blog. I bought a few of her other tutorials but felt I could figure out the instructions for the wristlet on my own. I found the tutorial for how to do the faux alligator technique here. Gretchen posted on her blog that she used the Stampin Up top note die and the #2 Box die. I have the top note die but I don't have the #2 box die. I didn't want to buy the instructions only for it to tell me to use the #2 Box die that I don't have, so I figured I could come up with an alternative of my own. I wanted it to be able to hold a gift card. Mine turned out a little smaller than what her wristlets look like, but I'm still pleased with the final product. It doesn't even look like it's made from paper! This technique is easy and looks impressive. I'm thinking about giving these to co-workers with a gift card to Starbucks in them, or just putting some candy, or maybe a little kleenex package and some mints... the possibilities are endless!
The box that I made is 6"x 5"; I scored 1/2" along both 6" sides, and at 2 3/4" in from both edges on the 5" side. Cut the tabs and fold it to form the box. I also did the faux alligator technique on the edges of the box that the recipient will see. I added an eyelet to the side of the box and threaded a ribbon through. I also added a brad to the front and velcro to keep the front part of the wristlet closed. Hope you like it!