Ok...the picture is a little fuzzy, but you'll have to trust me that this is the best gift card holder I've made to date. And - as always - my best work happens when I least expect it. I was waiting upstairs while my husband handled a visit from a cable repair person and I decided to pop into my craft room. I had to spend my time doing something, right? Anyway, I took a scrap of BasicGrey's Fruitcake paper and came up with this. I didn't record exact measurements, but I took the gift card and held it up to the paper and made sure I cut it large enough to go around the gift card, then I scored it, folded it and sealed it with a center seam up the back. The lid was cut and scored slightly larger than the base and used the back side of the plaid Fruitcake paper. A tag, ribbon, twine and a Papertrey sentiment (perfect as this was a DD gift card) finished the presentation.
Ink: Always Artichoke
Cardstock: BasicGrey Fruitcake, SU very vanilla
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Holiday Treats
Other: SU mellow moss taffeta ribbon, natural hemp twine, SU vintage brass eyelet, crop-a-dile, SU small tag punch
Have you been to Ellen Hutson LLC and checked out the 7 Gypsies bracelets? Ellen is offering kits as well as plain bracelets. I bought a few plain ones to play with and this is the first one I finished. I had to use the SU Dashing designer paper because it's just so festive and if I'm going to wear a holiday bracelet (I usually dislike bracelets) it had better be worth it. It did take me a while to figure out how to use my pliers to close the links without breaking the disks. I've not tried to make jewelry before, so those of you that have experience would be able to whip one of these together in no time. I've already started on a second one in a different color scheme.
Until next time...M