I scored the long edge of the card stock at 2.75 and 7, I then cut the short end at 2.75 inch increments. This gave me 3 bases, If I was not using a die to cut the end I could have cut the width at 2 7/8 inch and it would have given me a little more room for the gift card to slide but would have required a longer belly band, since I was able to use a 6 inch length for the belly band I was really happy that I could get two from each length of DSP so Maybe the 2.75 inch width is best for the base. I used a circle punch to put the notch in the inside pocket and I embossed just that front of the pocket part of the base. I think I may make a video on this project as I have somany little tips to share and they are hard to put in the post as I'm just not the most talented at explaining with the written word.
One thing I want to share is the stamp set I used for the warmest wishes. This stamp set is only in the online store and not in any catalog it is photopolymer which I love and has just the greatest sentiments but also has these adorable rustic trees that are also in the DSP and in several other papers from stampin' up! so check out this stamp set-you get so much for $16.