Saturday, December 05, 2009

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder - Crazy 4 Challenges #14

It's a new month and we have a new hostess. Joanne has awesome challenges lined up for us this month--you're gonna love 'em! I especially love this one - gift card holders. I need to make a bunch of them for a friend and while I was looking for some cute ideas I ran across the template for this one. I love it! It's so cute and easy--I may never make any other kind of gift card holder again!

I got the template from Tori Wild's blog and went to work dressing it up. The base card is Sage Shadow with a layer of Riding Hood Red (What am I going to do when I run out of this? Will someone please tell me? I love this red!!) and a layer of a gorgeous pattern from K & Co.'s Evergreen mat pad. I love it when the paper does all the work :) Then I made the belly band and the focal image, which was stamped with a sentiment and border from Just Rite's A Merry Little Christmas set, using Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink. I cut it out with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die, matted it with Riding Hood Red, and popped it up on Pop Dots. I punched a snowflake from Riding Hood Red and tied a button on it with Pearl cotton.

For the inside, I put a layer of patterned paper inside the flap before I stuck it down with red line tape and embellished with another snowflake.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of the Crazy 4 Challenges team!

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the sketch and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project, and not your blog. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C14.

Stamps: A Merry Little Christmas Set (Just Rite Stampers)
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Riding Hood Red (SU!); Evergreen Mat Pad (K & Co.)
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); Classic Circle Nestabilities; Pop Dots, Pearl cotton (craft store); snowflake punch (Martha Stewart); button (stash); red line tape


  1. Gorgeous giftcard - Barbara!!! I love this template..and you made it look awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

  2. Beautiful, Barb...that paper is STUNNING!!!

  3. WOW! Barb, this is gorgeous! Love the DP and the slide over on the outside of the card!

    Great work!


  4. WOW, this is just gorgeous! LOVE this gift card holder idea ... will be casing it for sure!! Beautifully done!

  5. Barb this is STUNNING. It looks so elegant. Hugs Cindy

  6. what a beauty of a gift card holder AND it looks fairly easy to duplicate...thanks for the idea

  7. Gorgeous! That paper is yummilicious.

  8. BEAUTIFUL, Barb! LOVe the blue and red together!

  9. barbara...this is beautiful! these papers are stunning...what a great gift card holder, sweetie!

  10. OMGosh, I am the SAME WAY about that Riding Hood Red! Wishing I had bought some full packages of it before it retired so I can hoard it like the Cool Caribbean I still have!

    This is beautiful, Bar! LOVE those pretty poinsettias!


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