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...


  1. Love the gift card holders, I like the stitched sides idea too. Daffadils are springing up everywhere around us and I couldn't be happier! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina ♥

  2. These are wonderful! I think stitching up the sides is a good idea. Happy creating!

  3. Those are fun! Will have to make some. I'm always giving Starbucks gift cards to friends.

  4. Boo hoo! I am sorry to hear you are under the weather! I do hope you recover soon. I am glad Mr. C is better, sorry he got hit twice. It has been an interesting winter for flu. But like you say, spring is around the corner. And maybe with it, we will all be renewed! Yay!
    Lovely money card holders!

  5. What a great idea! embellishing them would be so fun!! I am just getting over the worst cold ever!! Oh, I was so pathetic, yep, a cold for a week and now I will cough for a month !! Take it easy, this too shall pass!


  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery, dear Sherry...the card holders are darling - they would make perfect holders for cards with your little earrings and cell phone charms on them, too! Like the stitched sides idea. Hope you're up and at 'em FAST! XOXO Tanya

  7. I hope you feel better soon! Love your card holders, the glitter cardstock was a great idea too! I bet you could use a Zot to hold the gift card in place like they do in the credit card mailers I always get, lol. You may be able to recycle some of their glue, I always wanted to figure out something to do with that stuff. Feel better sweetie! ~Diane

  8. I may have to invest in some card stock and make of few of those envelopes myself. They are very nice.
    I hope you start feeling better soon!

  9. I like your gift cards and I agree with stitching up the sides. Hope most of your snow is gone. We escaped it although it is right down to our property line.

  10. Dear Sherry,
    Your gift card holders looks great, and like you I believe they have to be closed in the ends,-I loke your sewing them...and think you are right in making them abit bigger!
    Here the snow is melting,too OH so lovely, to see a bit of spring, and sunshine today! first time for many weeks.
    I hope both you and your husbond ,will soon feel well again-I have been battling with a cold now for 6 weeks, and am so tired !!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  11. Hello my creative friend!! Your holders are perfect!! I love the different ribbons and such. Just gives it a personal touch!!
    I was thinking of you yesterday because it occurred to me that I hadn't seen you in a while!! Then, I read that Mr. had the flu and you got his cold! Oh No!!1
    I'm sorry you feel yucky!! Feel better!!

  12. These are so cute and a perfect addition to any gift card. Hope you're feeling back to 100% soon.

  13. Adorable holders!!! BUT...I'm still waiting to see progress on the dress form!!

  14. Great idea! Makes a gift card so much more personal, don't you think? Take care of yourself.. I still have a nose that won't stop running and it's been since after Christmas!

  15. Oh this project is right up your street SSD, I know how you love creating envelopes and packaging etc. Yours turned out wonderfully :)

    Hope you and Mr C are back to full health again now xx

  16. I like your stitched up the side ones the most. Glad to hear that your snow is on meltdown!! Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Oh dear, oh dear... I am so sorry to hear you caught that dreaded, dratted cold! I have dodged everything this year (insert a quick knock on wood here) but I have heard it is awful. I hope you have lots of yummy tea in the cupboard Sherry - that's my go-to when I am feeling under the weather (that and tapioca, still warm).
    I love the idea of these gift cards holders and think that would be a lovely way of giving them- my mind's a-whirr with ideas right now!
    Tuck up with a warm blanket and good book and I hope you are on your way to feeling better soon.


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