Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Gift Card Holders...
I am participating in Sandi's Christmas in the Bank. Her blog Maximum Embellishment is always lots of fun. For February Sandi suggested making Gift Card Holders and gave us the measurements and how to's.
This is a very easy and quick project that can be as simple or complex as you wish.
The first photo shows you some of my crafty tools I was able to use. Decorative scissors that round or scallop the top flap, my scoring board and bone folder, my heart shaped hole punch and some other supplies such as scissors, paper cutter and whatever you desire.
Here are the holders I made. From a 12 x 12 sheet of decorative glittery card stock I was able to cut out 6 holders. I made mine the size Sandi suggested and then I also made some slightly larger holders. I think they would be fun for business cards to hand out for special occasions. The blue patterned holder I used a sheet from one of the 4.5 x 6.5 mat card stock packs. There was no cutting and I really like how it turned out.
Here is a close up of the original size holder that I stitched up the sides. It really makes the holder very small for a card.
Here is the original size holder with the sides open. I don't personally like this idea as the gift card can slip right out and get lost.
On my holders that I cut a little larger width wise I was able to use a good double stick tape along the sides and still have plenty of room for the gift card. This way I can be certain nothing will fall out the ends. These can be used for gift cards, cash, business cards, coupons or anything else you think of. These are fun and fast to make. They can be decorated to fit any occasion. On one of these I put a strip of Washi tape and really like the look with coordinating ribbon. I also used yarn, twine, crochet thread and tulle. There are infinite possibilities for these gift card holders. Thank you Sandi for such a great idea and for helping fill my gift cupboard with ready to give gifts.
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, the weather is chilly, the moon is full and bright and the daffodils are popping up through the frozen ground awaiting their time to bloom. Life is good.
Mr. C got over the horrid flu and promptly caught a cold. I was able to avoid most of the flu but I did get the cold and it is a whopper. I have no energy, or creative drive right now so I have been able to do some blog hopping. I love to see what others are busy making and creating. I am very grateful for blogging and all that we share with like-minded creative souls.
As February comes to a close we know Spring is around the bend...closer for some than others. March will be a busy month this year with Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick's Day. Palm Sunday, Passover, Good Friday, Easter and several birthdays to celebrate. We have lots to be thankful for and lots to be creative with. Blessings everyone. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...