Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Series Gift Card Holder

One of the things I have reverted to doing for Christmas is giving out gift cards. This has become extremely handy with my brothers, who have become extremely hard to shop for now that they have long passed the Hotwheels cars phase. Now the hard part is figuring out which store to get their gift cards from, but the fun part is making their gift card holders.

On Tuesday, October 27, I will be hosting a Gift Card Holder class. In this class we'll learn how to make two different types of gift card holders. Below is the first gift card holder we will make - the Criss Cross Card. I cased this card from Splitcoast Stampers' Beate Johns Criss Cross Card Tutorial.

Here are some details of my version of the Criss Cross Card:
  • The base card is Real Red, while the Designer Series Paper is Christmas Cocoa Specialty (116770) that is found in the Holiday Mini.
  • The belly band is Old Olive cardstock. Merry Christmas is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. The stamp is from Christmas Greetings (115448) and the ribbon is Sleigh Bells from the Holiday Mini (116795).
  • The medallion on the belly band is stamp in Craft Whisper White ink on Soft Suede Cardstock with the snowflake from Patterned Pines, which is a Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set in the Holiday Mini. (Contact me if you want to learn how you can earn this stamp set for free.)
  • The inside card (see below) is where the gift card "sits." The base is Old Olive with a piece of Very Vanilla attached on top. I used Soft Suede to stamp the snowflakes (which is also from Patterned Pines). The picture may not show it very well, but there are little snowflakes stamped in Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854) sprinkled throughout the big snowflakes. Shimmer paint comes in three different colors and can be found in the holiday mini. I love it because I always seem to get messy when I use it.

On an unrelated note, the gift card in the picture above is from Flying Star or Satellite Coffee, my favorite coffee place here in Albuquerque. If you have never visited either of these establishments, I highly recommend you check it out. Right now, I am hooked on their chai.


1 comment:

Karen C said...

What kind of punch do you use to get the half-circles to hold the gift card?