Saturday, December 18, 2010

I love a good gift card...

...holder, that is!

Gift cards are a fabulous invention, don't you think?  All you have to do is consider the recipient, figure out the place you would mostly like find them, and give them an excuse to go there.  Genius!

I happen to love making gift card holders, it makes the gift so much more personal.  The one I made today is for a friend of Dolly's.  Happy birthday!



I. Love. Him.  Here's how it went...



I took some textured green card stock, and made sure it would be big enough to hold the card.  Ruler? What ruler?  I totally eyeballed it baby.  I folded it in half, and made a nice crease with my bone folder.



I cut another piece of green, and chose this Christmas lights paper for the inside pocket.  It's cute, but it needed some oomph (technical term).  Glitter was applied to the red and green lights.



  It's just enough to make it lively.

Next, our chilly friend.



Oh yeah, he's got some 'tude wielding that snowball.  I used some glue and Flower Soft in Polar White for his pom pom and weapon of choice.



This stuff rocks, ribbon with adhesive on the back already-done!




The inside pocket-go shopping girl!




I love how the scarf matches the ribbon.  I happened to have it on hand-got to love the stash!  Mr. Chilly is propped up with foamy tape squares.  For a final touch, I added a light glitter snow. 

Move over Fred!




The Boardwalk Bragfest

5 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute! So much more fun than just getting a gift card tossed in a plain envelope! Love his textured snow, he is ooozing with ooomph!

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  2. Ribbon w/ adhesive already on it? Oh where o where for art thou ribbon-eo? This turned out so cute! I'm sure she loved it as much as the GC.

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  3. Oh, boy. I am stocking this one away for next year! How cute. I love the adhesive ribbon. I actually came upon the stuff accidentally!

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  4. Wow, this is such a cute project! I've been reading your blog a bit today... love all these wonderful things you're creating. You're so good at it! (much better than I am)

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  5. Oh, boy. I am stocking this one away for next year! How cute. I love the adhesive ribbon. I actually came upon the stuff accidentally!

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