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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas gifts

Christmas is very close now
 and I've been working like mad to get things finished.
I've made pretty good headway,
but still have some things left to finish.
One thing that I have done for a few years now,
is a gift I send my Aunt Marilyn in North Carolina.
One of my favorite people in the world
 is my Mom's best friend since she was very young. 
 Mom and Aunt Marilyn have been friends
for about 80 yrs and are like sisters.
A few years back, I came up with the idea
of sending her gift cards for a few different restaurants. 
She loves to go out for a little lunch, even by herself.
When you buy a cheeseburger and a senior coffee,
$10.00 at Burger King will last quite a while.
Each year I have come up with a different way to send them.
Today I'm showing you the gift card holder
 that I created for her this year.
The "Merry Christmas" (#8717) is from

On the inside of the card,
I created pockets to hold the different gift cards
that I sent her.
Then I decided that I needed something to put it into,
so I created a box for it.
For the top of the box I used
"Star Tree" (#17105)

I stamped with VersaMark ink and
embossed with gold embossing powder.
I used a Perfect Medium pen
 for the dash marks around the edge
 and again embossed with gold powder.
When I was trying to figure out what to give my Mom,
it occurred to me that she would love some gift cards too.
So that is what I'm giving her,
she loves to go out to eat and
what else do you give an 88 year old woman?
I think she is going to love it.
Here is the box and card I made for her.
I had a little bit of the gold ribbon left from
The May Arts challenge
that I recently participated in, so I used that on the front of the box.

For the card, I again, used "Star Tree"

Here is the inside of Mom's card.
And below is a picture showing how the box opens.
I really enjoyed creating these gifts for my Mom and Aunt.
I'm sure they are going to love them too.
Thanks for stopping by today,
 I hope you have been inspired in some way
and will come again soon.
I'd love to hear what you've been working on,
so leave a comment and let me know.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Lisadwb said...

Good job, Kristie! I like the pockets you made to hold the gift cards and the box is very nice. I know they will feel extra special getting this gift.