Friday, December 21, 2012

Gift card holder

 I love getting gift cards and though they are maybe not quite as fun to give as a gift, I don't mind giving gift cards.  But the challenge is: how to present a gift card in a way that isn't boring or screams "gift card".  Last year, my mother-in-law gave my husband a gift card in this super cute little holder made out of an envelope.  I don't know where the idea originated, but I thought it was a fabulous idea and recreated it this year for my brother-in-law.
You can see on the inside that the envelope is folded in half and the gift card is placed in the little pocket created by the side not glued down. Such a cute little way to give a gift card and it was quite simple too.

Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #7--use 7 snowflakes (I have 7 snowflakes stamped on the front, though one is obscured by the bow from this angle, plus there are the snowflakes on the paper inside)
Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Day #8--use 8 brands/products (I used an envelope, Basic Gray patterned paper, PTI enchanted evening cardstock, Inkadinkado stamps, Verve stamps, ink, ribbon and rhinestones
The Fox and The Squirrel #33--Christmas
Card Mania #10--snowflakes
Eureka Stamps #19--Christmas spirit
House of Gilli #48--add sparkle
Tuesday Alchemy #45--Anything But a Card
Our Daily Bread Designs #135--snow/snowflakes
Celebrate The Occasion #93--Christmas: Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky #152--anything goes
Delightful Challenges--anything goes
Pretty Pattern #78--sketch (I chose #54)
Do You Stack Up #103--anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #31--Sentiment as Focus

A2 size envelope
PTI enchanted evening cardstock
Basic Gray patterned paper
Stamps: Inkadinkado Christmas clear stamp set; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Taylored Expressions rhinestones


Teresa Jaye said...

This is beautiful! I love the cool silvery and dark blue color palette - and the bling in the middle of the snowflakes! Thanks for joining in the fun at Frosted Designs 12 days of Christmas challenges! Hope you'll continue to play along - you have 'till Dec 31 to complete any or all of the 12 challenges!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful!! I love the silver and blues with the pretty dp!!Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

What a clever idea it! Your gift card holder is lovely, I'm sure your BIL will appreciate your efforts :) Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox

Denise @ kc242 said...

Your gift card holder is wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with the delightful challenges this week!
Merry Christmas!

Ani said...

Very beautiful and elegant! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania!

kenli said...

Simply Stunning card!..Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

Pat K said...

What a great design for a gift card. Love the beautiful colors and the silver ribbon is a wonderful finishing touch.

Thanks so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. hugs, Pat K xx

Adrian said...

Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh so lovely! What an adorable gift card card. Thanks for being a pretty player at MTME Pretty Patterns.

Wendy said...

What an excellent idea. Your gift card holder is beautifully created. Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy~Wendy, DT

Pauline said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

BugBites said...

great project. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

Unknown said...

beautiful card and excellent idea of incorporating the envelope. wow!! thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love your design.


Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the design and the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge

Melissa Craig said...

Lovely! This is such a neat presentation for a gift and great use of an envelope. Thank you for being a pretty player at MTME Pretty Patterns.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a fabulous idea for a gift card holder! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge, Happy New Year hugs Susan x