For 365 Cards, the challenge today is to create a gift card holder. I know I said I may not be able to participate today. However, ironically I needed to make some gift card holders and I really wasn't sure how. Pam gave a great tutorial on her blog, Mackenzie Mae Designs. The challenge at Bitten by the Bug is to use ribbon - I don't think that is really a challenge for me, so I am kind of cheating!
First I made a more traditional gift card holder:
I am not quite sure how I ended up with this color pallet, but I like it. I especially like the fringed ribbon! The flowers under the bow cam from Walk in My Garden. I used a glossy product on the round embellishment - it made it look really shiny like glass.
I just may have found a new addiction - gift card holders!
I used Graphically Speaking for the images on the front. I also sewed and inked the edges. Here are some photos of the inside:
The palm trees and the little lizard cuts came from Fun at the beach. The bow is wrapped around the entire book underneath the paper - so it is very strong, and it ties up the book nicely! I really like this little book design! It just makes the gift card so much more special!