Monday, December 24, 2012

Gift Card Holders

Now that my kids are older I find I'm giving more gift cards than actual presents.  Both have their own houses and know what they need.  I don't worry myself with hunting and gathering what they need.  I think that is something they should worry about.  I loved shopping for my kids when they were little....trying to find the perfect Cabbage Patch or the white Power Ranger!  HAHA!  I loved the hunt.  But as I have gotten older this once ok at shopping person avoids it at all costs....unless it's an Archiver's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby or Joann's!  HAHA!

So now I resort to a lot of gift cards!

But a gift card is sort of boring to give unless you "cute" it up a bit by using a cute gift card holder.

I got busy last night making several different types.
The first are some little gift boxes perfectly sized for the gift card.  I am adding a bit of candy to "bulk" it up a bit.  I used a border punch to scallop the edges....

 This is a little pillow box that I had picked up at Archiver's and embellished with some embossing powder.  The stamps and die are Hero Arts.
 This last one is a Silhouette Cut file by Lori Whitlock.  I love the way these cut and turned out.  I used some Recollections paper that I picked up last year when Michael's practically gave them away! :)

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

And Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh my sweetness!!! These are SO adorable!!! I've never made any boxes--I'm a little bit intimidated. I need to sit and try it out one day and I'm sure I'll be hooked! Well done, my friend!!! Have an amazing Christmas!!! *hugs*

  2. Fabulous gift card holders! Merry Christmas!

  3. Wonderful gift card holders. Merry Christmas! Thank you for the Christmas stamps you sent me.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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