Friday, January 3, 2014

A Cute Gift Card Holder

To start off this new year I thought I'd share with you a project that I made to help me keep one of my New Year's resolutions use up some of my papercrafting scraps! I really want to try to make my "scrap box" the first place I go to when making a new project. My "scrap box" is filled with bits and pieces of the most wonderful cardstock, designer papers, buttons, ribbons, etc., all of which I loved enough to keep, so why not use them up! In fact, I think I'm going to change the name of my "scrap box" to "My Treasure Chest", because that is exactly what it holds, pretty {and oh so useful} little treasures! 
So on to my project! A gift card holder.
These little things come in handy any time of the year and are an excellent way to use some of those pretty treasures found in our "Treasure Boxes". I used Melissa's sweet little image "Ice Skating Mouse", which you can find right here  on the tag. Isn't she the cutest little mouse ever! And she coloured up so quick and easy too! This gift card holder actually comes together quite easily...I even got my hubby to make one! {That's another story for another day, giggle}.
As you can see I was able to use up a lot of different co-ordinating pieces of card stock and designer papers. The "top" of the gift card holder slips into the "envelope-like bottom", creating the look of a gift-wrapped box. Here is a close up of the tag.

Well, I hope I've brought a bit of inspiration into your day. Remember, we love to see your projects using Meljen's images and don't forget our "Anything Goes" challenge happening this week.
Until next time.
Brown Sugar - Use  Twine or Ribbon
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Layer Up
Hanna & Friends - Snowflakes
Crafter's Café - Animal Friends
Crafting For all Seasons - Anything Christmas But A Card


Desire Fourie

So has definitely got the cuteness factor. Love the girly design.
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I recently made several Xmas tags using the scraps from my desk, it's a nice feeling knowing that less is wasted isn't it. Great project, thanks for sharing with is on our anything goes challenge at Card Making Mamas


Such a sweet gift card holder, Nancy. Love the coordinating papers with the sweet mouse image.


Lovely creation, and such a cute image, thank you for joining us at Crafters Cafe
Alex x

Beautiful gift card holder. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons and good luck. Alison xx


What a sweet little gift card holder! I love that you've used up all your treasured scraps! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Susanne Rose

Eine tolle Geschenkkarte hast Du gemacht!
Danke für's Mitmachen bei Hanna & Friends! Ich würde mich freuen wenn Du nächstes Mal auch wieder dabei bist!

LG, Susanne.

Julies Crafty Creations

Aww what a gorgeous gift card holder, such a clever idea
Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenges and good luck
Julie x
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Crafting Vicky

Super cute little mouse!!! Love that gift card holder brilliant!!!

Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky


Ein bezauberndes Kärtchen ist das. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Hanna and Friends. LG Jenny


This is lovely, love this image.
Thanks for sharing with us at CMM


beautiful. thank you for join hanna&friends

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