Skip to main content

Birthday Gift Card Holder

I tried something a little different for a birthday card. I found it modified here on the Dandelion Designs blog that was initially a card here. I used the Amazing Duo boy again. He was a nice size to fit this card that measures about 4 inches by 3.25 inches. I still haven't used the girl superhero yet (not many girl birthdays in the summer of the people I know). Anyhow, he was colored with pencils and baby oil...at some point I really need to learn shading. So far I found 2 bloggers that use color pencils here and here that look really nice. But I haven't really been able to practice a whole bunch since I'm usually so last minute trying to make a card. And hard core crafters, please don't cringe, but I even had to buy a card for an upcoming birthday because after making this one, it was getting to be too much work for me. Mainly to try to get it in the mail on time. I guess I should plan ahead and try to make a whole bunch of cards beforehand so I always have a card ready for any occasion...but it doesn't usually work out that way.

Anyhow, I tried to limit the colors on his suit this time. Since I just used plain cardstock to make the card, I added some patterned paper die cut with a nestability. And used the same sizzix font for the number, I think I'm getting my money's worth just from birthday numbers. And the sentiment is from "birthday basics" from PTI (again).
Here it is on the inside with a gift card, although it's not the real gift card, I just used it as a sample for photo purposes. I die cut the book plate with a sizzix die and stamped the sentiment from PTI's birthday basics. I used little stick-on gems for the bookplate holders.
Here's the side view of the fold. I guess I wouldn't have put brads or eyelets to fasten the paper bookplate anyhow since the inside of the pocket should ideally be smooth so the card can slide nicely. Hopefully my pocket doesn't come unglued... Anyhow, hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend!

Comments

eva said…
cute! i like the way it slides out.

Popular posts from this blog

Snowman gift card holder

Hi!  I was planning to post this last night but I was just too tired to write or think of complete sentences.  It's been a busy week with the boys on Fall break and still trying to finish up a bunch of crafts.  I have been trying to make some crocheted crafts to put in my Etsy shop and finally I'm done with one.  It's a crocheted snowman that can hold a gift card or anything actually that is small enough to fit in the pouch.  The pattern is designed by ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof and can be found HERE . Here's the little snowman with his arms folded over in the front to look like he is hugging the card.  I added this fun card that I stamped.  You can definitely add in a gift card too behind this card. The gift card reaches under his nose. This is how the little opening of the pouch looks.  I hope I can make more of these little guys.  These would be so cute for teachers and I think it would be easy to put a little wire through the hat and then use it as

all occasion tags

Hello!  I have more tags to share today.  I kept these simple too to be used on most any occasion.  They have no sentiments on them. I used MFT's cute Birdie Brown Bitty Bears stamp set.  These were on my wish list for a while and I kept going back and forth about purchasing them especially because I wanted the dies to cut them out too and those were very expensive!  Geez, remember the old days when we used to fussy cut everything out by hand? This is the next 6 tags.  There's also a cute bear with a Santa hat that I didn't include in the photos.  This was a pretty quick project since I kept the bears white!  Not much coloring on these tags but they are still cute and colorful. I thought I was going to be doing more stamping but I've actually gone on to crochet more!  I've made 3 more crochet projects that I'll share soon.  Sometimes I do get the urge to color something but these days it's so much easier to pick up some yarn and my hook and crochet

coffee cup shaped cards

Hi!  I think after this post I may need a little nap!  My right shoulder is actually feeling worn out from all the typing and photo editing I've been doing lately.  And this cooler weather is making me drowsy.  It's getting cold here already! I made a bunch of these coffee shaped cards using a die from Honey Bee Stamps .  It's a cute coffee set but the die is extra long so it would probably help to have a longer platform to diecut.  I just have the standard sized one so I would pass it through once in my Big Shot and then rotate the cardstock and die carefully to cut the other end.  Manageable but the longer platform would be more convenient! I embossed the front of the card with some pretty snowflakes.  I think this is a Sizzix embossing folder.  And then stamped the coffee sleeve with some Lawn Fawn stamps. This is the inside.  The gift card slot does not come with this coffee cup die set.  I cut that opening with one of the dies from MFT's gift card dies.