Monday, November 29, 2010

Gift Card Holders...

I was at Michaels Arts and Crafts store the other day and saw they had some cute little felt pocket gift cards that I thought would be cute.So I came home and started to fiddle around a little and made these paper gift card holders. I really like the gift card idea for the really hard to buy for...but I do not like to just stick them into a card...so what better way then to make a gift card holder.

They measure up to:4 1/4 high and 3" wide. I took a sheet of cardstock measuring 9" x 4 1/4" and scored it at 3" and 6". Then I cut the last square on an angle. The band that goes around the holder is 6 3/4" x 1 1/2" and that is glued together to hold it all together.






Now the fun part is just to pick some images that you would love to ink up. I am hoping to get a few more made, even for Birthday and Valentine's Day. I know I could have just bought the felt ones at Michaels but heck...I thought it would be fun to make my own!
Have a wonderful day and thank-you so much for popping in for a visit!




23 comments:

  1. these are both beautiful Christine, lovely shading
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  2. Oh Christine you are not going to believe this, at the christmas fair yesterday I got asked for money and voucher holders and I had not done any...Wish I had done some like yours, theyare gorgeous.
    My son is getting a voucher for Christmas off us, for a clothes shop in town he loves. If it's ok with you I will make him one of these and pop the voucher in, he will love that.
    Thank you Debbiexx

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  3. Oh wow what a great idea .. i love these . I will remember this idea
    Love that cute little hedgie
    :isa ;)

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  4. Oh you clever girl. I just love these Christine. Thanks so much for sharing. Will have to case these sometime. Wonderful idea.

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  5. These are fabulous Christine. I always feel a bit 'guilty' giving a gift card but for some people they are perfect and if you put one in one of these holders, really special.

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  6. Hi Christine. Loving the gift card holders Great idea. Love the colours and papers. I really like the stamp you have used on the inside. They are more personal when you make them rather than buying them, in case they get more than one the same. Donna

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  7. Fabulous work Christine, always handy to have for those that are difficult to buy for and these are just the perfect package for a gift card.

    Liza x

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  8. What an awesome idea.. I saw these at our Mikes too.. I love the images you chose. YOur coloring is amazing.. Great creations..Hugs to you.

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  9. What a great idea, makes the gift much more appealing.

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  10. Hi Christine what a fabulous pair of ticket holders they are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  11. These look great Christine. Love the fun images and fantastic coloring!!...

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  12. I'm so jealous that you can pop into Michaels so often. Roll on Christmas and I'll be shopping there. These are such a great idea, so much nicer than just using bought ones. Cute images. Marianne x

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  13. Hi Christine, wow wee what a superb set love them very much. also lve your chocolate bars underneath they are adorable, sorry I havent ben by so much lately jus snowed under one way or another!!hugs chris xx

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  14. Hi!these are both very gorgeous Christine,love those images-so sweet.
    Your blog looks so lovely too.
    hugs Lou.xx

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  15. Christine they look beautiful, I'm sure they will make a gift card special.

    Angela x

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  16. And two more fabulous makes by the ubertalented Christine! Fab design, great stamping and beautiful colourwork! Gorgeous! Hugs, Lesley

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  17. Your coloring is AWESOME! Ive become a follower too. :-) I love all your creative projects, such a wealth of ideas!

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  18. Beautifully done Christine, these are very sweet.

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  19. These are fabulous Christine!! I am definately going to need a few gift card holders and had my eye on a different pattern but may use these instead.Hope that's ok. Thanks for sharing!!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  20. EXCELLENT Christine! these are perfect and so pretty! Great way to give a gift card in style! xox J:)

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  21. These are so cute....can you tell me which snowman stamp that is? Your coloring is divine!

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  22. Christine, wonderful. Love all the papers, so fun and bright. Very creative as always. And they will likely come in handy for the holdiays.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  23. Love the SWEEEEEEET images you picked! So pretty!

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