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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gift card holders ~ Polkadoodles Week 49 challenge

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. 
This picture shows where I used the Liquid Pearls and Stickles.
The last image I used was Trees (#21704), this one I stamped with Moss Green VersaFine ink and used a white gel pen to add the 'snow' to the image. 
I then added an eyelet to the top of each tag, using my Crop-a-dile.  Then threaded a ribbon through it and added the gift card or certificate to the back.  The gift cards I attached with a small amount of ATG tape.  For the gift certificate, I attached a loop of ribbon to the back of the tag, folded the certificate and slid it under the ribbon.
I know Aunt Marilyn will enjoy the gift cards and certificate and I'm pretty sure she will like the little book I made to send them to her in. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed your bit of time here and I hope you have been inspired to make something yourself.
Come back again soon and see what else I have to show you. 
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Anonymous said...

I love the gift card holders!! I'll keep that in mind for next year and have you make a few for me.
Susie (your sister-in-law)

Thebug415 said...

Oh how cute. Love that "book" of cards. What a great idea.

Dawn Watson said...

Great idea, I'll try this for some of my relatives I think.
Dawn, Glasgow

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Colette said...

Loveglad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx the little book,

Saskia said...

You're so creative!
Lovely to see your work at Polkadoodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

Audrey said...

What beautiful gift card holders. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

lovely creations. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Fliss said...

Gorgeous gift card holders.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles Gift Holder challenge and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Jenny said...

Lovely gift holders! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Polka Doodles this week.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week! What a great gift idea! Cheers Claire x

BondGirl said...

Gorgeous gift holders. Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodle challenge