Monday, April 13, 2009


Hi All and happy Monday,

It was a dreary day here, and more rain is forecasted. 100% chance tonight, so I guess it's going to rain (not that the weather forecasters are ever wrong!)

I decided to participate in yesterday's 365 days challenge to make gift card holders. I made two because Administrative professionals' day is next week, and our group is getting gift cards for two of the most helpful people.

I scored a 4 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper along the long side at 3.5, 7, and 10 inches. I did go back and shave a little off the end to help in the folding. In the second card, I had a 12 inch piece of paper which allowed me to do the flap on the inside to hold the gift card. I know these directions are cryptic, if you have questions, please ask.

The first one is really really pink, but Amber LOVES pink (and she's not a 10 year old girl!) I hope she likes it!

Is it too much like cotton candy ;) ?

I used the notch
punch to create a
place for the gift card.
And I had to include a close up of the flap on this.

The second card isn't as flashy, but I think Julia will like it :)

In this shot, you can see the inside pouch for the gift card. A little different than the above, but both are functional.
I'd love to participate in the challenge at 365 today. It's to make a money holder, but I do not think I'll have time. House is on tonight, and it is really the only show I watch.
I'd also like to try a stitched card for the Moxie Stich in time challenge. We'll see if I can get it all in and get to bed at a decent time :)
Thanks for stopping by.


~amy~ said...

Lovely job on both of your gift card holders...I'm sure that they will be much appreciated!!!

Vicky said...

these are both awesome! i particularly like the 2nd one - that flower on the inside of the card is just perfect!

~kelly marie~ said...

I love these gift card holders!!! It is so nice to give a gift card in pretty packaging!

I love House too!! It is definitely one of my favs! My husband and I are off to watch it now! Could you believe last week's episode? I cried! Did you hear that Kal Penn is off to work for Obama? Very cool!

Courtney Baker said...

These are so cute. I actually love the second one, it's right up my alley!

I watched House last night while I was making my 3x3 cards. I've missed a couple of episodes apparently. I didn't know why happened to that other guy.

Pam said...

Two gorgeous creations!

Jana said...

WOW. These are both gorgeous cards. Love your style.

Rosemary said...

These are so beautiful. I love the girly girl card, who wouldn't? I mean seriously. And your other card is also as well executed - just a little more muted. Really beautiful work you do.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

These are so lovely great job with this challenge. Congrats on having you cards chosen for Scor It week.

AUsome mom said...

Great job on both of these!! Congrats on your win at 365!

Beautifullily said...

Such cute cards, well done on your 365 win

Rose said...

Congrats on your COTW!! have left you something on my blog for being picked for your awesome card :-)

Sam said...

Great gift card holders, 2 very different, but am sure they will both be well received. Well done on your win.
Sam x

Nancy Sanders said...

Just beautiful gift card holders. Congrats on your 365 award!