Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Gift Card That is Actually a Crafting Tool

I didn't think I would have time for Kristina's Color Inspiration Callenge #35 this week. It would've been the first time I missed it. I'm knee-deep in making gift card holders, our annual card, wrapping gifts, planning my son's Kindergarten holiday party, etc., so I knew I could use the colors this week to make a gift card holder for a gift card I bought at Target on Monday. The colors this week are:

This gift card can actually be used as a brass stencil for snowflakes. It feels like a real brass stencil. I paper pierced one of the snowflakes and cut it out with a 1" circle punch. That is the layer on top of the felt snowflake. Run, don't walk, to your nearest Target if you want one of these gift cards. This would make a great gift for our crafting friends.

I used Kristina's template and instructions for this gift card. I added a tiny Velcro closure to the holder.


Gift Card Holder Ingredients
Stamps: Holiday Collection (SU)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze designer paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: VersarMark, Close to Cocoa
Other: Clear embossing powder, brads (Making Memories), Kristina's template, brass stencil (Target gift card), piercing tool, 1" circle punch, yellow button (Making Memories), Tombo Mono glue, raffia thread (Studios Blackbird), Baja Breeze felt snowflake (SU)

10 comments:

StampingSelene said...

This is so beautiful! Fabulous job with the challenge!

bellaelysium said...

fabulous work! I love the design you did.

PS: your little guy is cute!


xx Esther

Hannah-Cherie said...

Such a pretty card, I love the big snowflake and the style of the card!

Jaime said...

I really love this card! I noticed your pierced snowflake right away, and wondered how you had done that... so thanks for the info :) Keep up your great work... You do such beautiful work!
Happy Holidays!
Jaime

amandarae said...

OH WOW - i can't wait to become this skilled!! haha- i love your cards!!! I am still a beginner, but thanks for putting up your designs for inspiration and thanks for the comment. P.s- sometimes i just minimize my blog here at work so i can listen to the music :)

Savitri said...

Oh awesome!!! Another top 10 contender! Love it!!

Karla said...

What a great card holder. I love how sharp it is.

E.T said...

looks absolutely wonderful!

sideoats + scribbles said...

That is awesome!!!! What a super fab idea! Target, here I come! :)

Lisa Brown said...

awesome!