Wednesday, July 15, 2009

butterfly and flowers...

I decided to make my own gift card holder for my niece who celebrated her 10th birthday. I wanted the GCH to be different as I have made so many in the past. I saw a few different designs and then came up with this one. I like how it turned out. the base CS is 3 1/2" x 12". you will score it at 3" and 8". make sure the shorter side is on the left. This is where you will decorate the left flap. I used so saffron...3 1/4" x 4 1/4", certainly celery...3" x 4" and then white 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" all CS. decorate to your liking...I used dew drops, ribbon and the Simple Friendship stamp set from SU.
here is what it looks like when the first (left) flap is opened...I decorated the right flap with the sentiment Happy Birthday!
here's what it looks like once it's fully opened...I made a pocket for the gift card. the pocket is 3" x 3 1/2" and I used the 1 1/4" circle punch for the top. I had a picture of her from last school year, so I decided to use it. her name also starts with a K so I used the thickers to give it a more personal touch.
I took a picture to show you of what it looks like from the top. I like it because it gave it a two flap open...and just a different style.
happy "hump" day everyone...I am so glad that this week is almost over! stay tuned next week as I am going to celebrate my one year of blogging! what does that mean? it means BLOG CANDY!!! and lots of it! woot! woot!
oh...btw...Dawne at Dawney*s Delights is having her blog anniversary...give her a shout out and check out all her wonderful creations!



such a fun gift card holder the folds!


Beautiful gift card, love that you added her picture and initial, she'll love this! ~Hugs


You always come up with cute and original items - I especially like the pocket and picture idea.


Joy Thank you for sharing! You are so creative I just love it...


Hey Joy! This is a great GCH - you are so talented and creative! Thanks for always sharing your creations! Have a great day!

joni h

WOW, you're good! I love how you're always figuring out measurements for stuff AND sharing it with us!


Joy, please send me your email address. Thanks Elena


Wow, Joy! I love your gift card holder! Thank you sharing the instructions!! Such a fun card. You make such great gift ideas. You are so creative and versatile! I'm sort of stuck on card making. . .too lazy to do anything else! LOL!



Very cute card for Kayla. I bet it's cuter IRL! I'm sure she will love it!


What a nice project! :)


What a neat GCH! TFS!


What a great idea to make a different kind of gift card holder!! I'm sure she will love it!
Jodi =)


that is so neat!

Michelle Ueligitone

Joy this came out so cute! They said they shipped the stuff, so should get it either today or tomorrow, I will let you know. TTYL!


Great new idea for a neat gift card holder! I really like you you it personalized it special, just for your niece.


OMG! So cute and so creative Joy!! You did a great job. =) I'm sure she will love it!!


Great idea to make something different. I really like it. You are so talented. I really like that Friendship stamp set es[ the butterfly, I don't have any butterfly stamps. This is a nice stamp. Great job!See you soon.



wow Joy that is amazing!! and it's such a cute card too. oh and thanks for putting the link to my blog candy. good luck on that ;)


Hi Joy! Love your gift card holder (I'm sure your niece did too! LOL). TFS!


Wow! This is a wonderful layout! I love it!! TFS


Wow! This is a wonderful layout! I love it!! TFS


Super cute gift card!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog

Your gift card is so pretty Joy, I love the butterfly and beautiful stamped details, Spacer beads are added to flowers. You just pop a brad through your spacer and then through the centre of your flower and secure at the back. Have a wonderful weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x


What a beautiful idea for a gift holder cad! I love all of the details you added to it!
Wonderful job!!!

TGIF! and have a beautiful weekend :*)


Wow Joy, this is cool! I would like to try this! :) Really cute ideat! Have a great weekend!


Whoa ... scared of you sister! Looks really hard to make ... way out of my league!


wow, by adding her photo, added a special touch to your already beautiful holder. Love it!


Your card is gorgeous Joy! I love the unique design of it!


This is a Gorgeous card..and a fabulous way to give a gift card!!...Hugs, Ila


Gorgeous creation Joy and love the design and detail, the colours are beautiful.

Hugs Linda


gorgeous card. I love the personalized touch. Too cute!

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