Hello friends! It is time for me to get started on my Christmas shopping and making gifts for family. I am taking part in a Secret Santa gift exchange with my Business Expo group. We were given a price limit to spend and were given a few clues on what your recipient might like. My recipient lives in Ontario so I needed to keep in mind that I would need to mail the gift across the country. We were also told we could not just send a gift card as that is a bit of a cop out. We were allowed to make a gift card a part of the gift but as long as it's only a small part of it. I found out that my recipient was a Tim Horton's gal. I feel that you are either Team Tim Horton's or Team Starbucks. You don't do both and you are completely loyal to your team. Knowing this, I got her a Tim Horton's gift card for a small part of her gift. Of course I can't just send a gift card in a plain envelope so I made a gift card holder.
This gift card holder is like one that I made last Christmas. I started with a piece of Real Red cardstock that I cut out using the largest die in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies set. On the back of this piece I added another piece of Real Red cardstock that I scored at 1/4 inch on three sides and attached to the back of the die cut piece using Tear and Tape. The gift card slides into this little pocket on the back.
On the front I added a piece of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the pine bough image from the Christmas Season stamp set onto this piece using Garden Green ink. I added a strip of DSP from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP package. I attached this piece directly to the front of the die cut piece.
I stamped the holly leaves from the same stamp set using Garden Green ink on a scrap of Basic White cardstock. I cut these out using the corresponding die from the Seasonal Labels Dies set. I added these to the front of the gift card holder using dimensionals. I also stamped the holly berries from this set using Real Red ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut these out using the corresponding die. The stamp and die is actually four holly berries but I only wanted the three berries so I simply snipped one off after I die cut them. I added the berries to the holly leaves using adhesive. I stamped my sentiment from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set using Real Red ink on a strip of Basic White cardstock. I cut a banner cut into both edges of my sentiment piece and added it to the gift card holder using dimensionals.
I used Real Red Sheer Ribbon to wrap around the gift card and tied a bow using some white baker's twine from the Baker's Twine Essential Pack. I had to go with the Real Red theme since this is for a Tim Horton's Gift card.
Here are a couple pictures of the gift card holder:
What I used for today's Gift Card Holder:
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this gift card holder. It was a fairly easy one to make but I think it is nice and will be appreciated by the recipient.
Stay well and keep creating!