Joys of the season to you all! Today I'm showing you a couple gift card holders that I made for Christmas gifts. They are for the same person, just from different people.
This first one is one that I made for my Mom to give to her bestest friend in the world, Aunt Marilyn! They have been friends since they met in 4th grade and since they are 85 & 86 yrs old, you can see they have been friends for a VERY long time. The image is from QKR Stampede and titled In the Manger (#16701)
I stamped the image onto kraft card stock and colored it with water color crayons, trimmed it out, rounded the corners and used foam tape to attach it to the front of the card holder.
The inside of the holder is stamped with the word Rejoice, which I think goes very well with the Christ Child on the front.
The holder itself was very simple to make. If you are interested in making one yourself, there is a video tutorial here.
Now on to my 2nd holder. Aunt Marilyn lives in North Carolina and loves to take herself out for quick lunches. She goes walking and then stops someplace for a quick and inexpensive lunch. A few years ago I started sending her gift cards for Christmas, to a variety of fast food restaurants. This year I saw this idea on one of my favorite blogs, Going Buggy, and decided this would be perfect for Aunt Marilyn.
This cute little gift card book is made with toilet paper tubes. First, I flattened them, then I covered them with papers from a DCWV Christmas Stack. I had forgotten that I had this 6x6 stack and I'm so glad I found it. The papers are adorable. I'm pretty sure this stack has been discontinued as it has been in my stash for a couple years.
I then used my Bind It All to make them into a little book.
Each "page" has it's own tag with a gift card or certificate on the back of it.
The first tag is covered with paper from the same paper stack and says Merry Christmas. All the others I used QKR Stampede images that were stamped onto kraft card stock.
The Santa is Santa Snowman (#16704) and was colored with water color pencils. I used Liquid Pearls on his beard, hair and the fur on his hat to make them a nice shimmery white.
The next tag is Pine Sprig (#15702) was colored with water color pencils, I used gold Stickles on the bells.
Holly (#15701) was used for the next tag, colored with water color pencils again and red Stickles were used on the berries.