Hello my friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Saturday was the first day of Spring and the weather was a real mixed bag here. Perfect weather for crafting! Saturday was also my one year blogaversary. I started this blog one year ago and it has been so much fun. Did you get the bonus post on Saturday? There are a couple more chances to get your name in to the draw for an amazing prize!
So on to today's card....it is actually not a card at all. I will be sharing another type of gift card holder. This one was inspired by a small box that I received years ago with a gift card and small gift in it. I kept this adorable little box thinking I would re-use it for something. Obviously that didn't happen. I decided to take the box apart so I could recreate it and turn it into a gift card holder. That's what paper crafters do. I had to adjust the dimensions to make it the size I wanted but I am quite pleased with what I came up with.
Here is the one for the girls:
And the one for the boys:
Here is a picture of them all together:
And here is a picture of the back where the fold flap is:
I had to make a total of four - one for each of my big kids. I put a Starbucks card in them for Easter. I didn't decorate the boxes to look too Easterish because I thought they could re-use the gift card holder and if it was total Easter the chances of it being used again would be very small.
For the girls I started with Petal Pink cardstock. I used a piece that was 7 X 9 inches. On the long side, I scored at 2, 2.25, 5.5 and 5.75. I scored on the short side at 1, 1.25, 5.75 and 6. I folded along all score lines and then cut out the four corners. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners on the flap that folds over.
I layered some DSP from the Peony Garden DSP pack on to a mat of Basic White and then added that to the three sides of the gift card holder. On the flap and the back, I added a very tiny magnet between the Petal Pink cardstock and the Basic White cardstock. I ordered the magnets from Amazon and they are very thin (1mm thick) but are very strong.
On the front side, I decorated it a little more. I stamped my sentiment using Petal Pink on Basic White cardstock. I used my sentiment from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. I cut this out using the Layering Oval Dies. I matted this onto the next size up scalloped oval in Petal Pink cardstock and then matted onto the next size up oval. I added a swoosh of Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon to the center of the front side using glue dots. I then added my sentiment piece on top of the ribbon using dimensionals. To finish off the box, I added some Opal Rounds and that is the gift card holder.
The ones for the boys are basically identical to the ones for the girls except that I used Gray Granite cardstock in place of the Petal Pink cardstock. I used the same DSP as the Gray Granite design was on the reverse side of the Petal Pink DSP I used on the girls gift card holders. Also, instead of the Opal Rounds, I used the Frosted Epoxy Droplets to complete it.
What I used for today's project:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this project. It is nice to have a different way to present a gift card. I'm sure the big kids will enjoy them. It has been a tradition in our family that the kids get a gold Lindt bunny every Easter so of course they will also get that along with their gift card and a few other little things. I love keeping these traditions going. Usually we would all get together for a big family dinner but unfortunately we aren't able to do that this year. What are your traditions for Easter?
Stay well and keep creating!