Sunday, April 12, 2009

Gift Card Holders

Well I am going to attempt to participate in 2 different challenges with these little gift cards holders - Day 43 over at 365 Cards and the Sweetarts Paperie challenge over at Bitten by the Bug.

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.

Then I decided that I needed to make the inside a little fancier to match the outside. I added a little tag with the paper tagger.

I just may have found a new addiction - gift card holders!

For the second card holder, I followed a tutorial from Amy at Tsuruta Designs. Her gift card holder is almost like a little book. This is my take:

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!


Cheryl Kosakura said...

What fun card holders, I really like the papers used!

Jana said...

Very cute. Love them. Really like the little lizard.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

These are wonderful you did a great job with this challenge. I love the colors you chose.

~amy~ said...

woot woot...2 gift card holders!!! FAB job!!!! Love them both!! Have a super week!

Regina Easter said...

great job, love them both

Vicky said...

wow! 2 gift card holders!! that's awesome! i love both of these- that fringe on the first one is so cute. and i just love the edging and "aged" look of the 2nd one.

DonnaMundinger said...

These are fabulous! That tassled ribbon is soooo cute and I love the cuts you used on the second one. Good luck in the contest. xxD