Hello, OA fans! Lexi here with you today. A week from now most of us will be opening presents and enjoying time with family and friends. I try to do my best with gifting meaningful items that I know the recipient will enjoy, but let's face it...I often default to a gift card. I love a good gift card and I would think most people do too. Nothing says "You are thought of" more that a gift card to Target, right? ;)
So our focus today is gift card holders. Vivian joined me and came up with this beauty...
"I combined papers and embellishments from Make It Merry with embellishments from the Very Merry December 2012 Mini-book Kit to create this gift card holder and insert. I thought the bold subway art print on the A side of the Make a Gift paper would make for a fun and eye-catching gift card holder. I used my die cutting machine to cut two holders, one from the Make a Gift paper and one from cream cardstock. I glued the two layers together and then folded the holder and glued it together. This created a sturdy holder with a bold text-print exterior and a neutral solid-colored interior. I added some embellishments to the bottom and top of the holder, using pops of green for contrast. Next, I used my die cutting machine to cut the insert, which has two semi-circle notches to hold the gift card. I added a grid-print label card to the front so that I could add a message before popping in my gift card and placing the insert in the holder."
I went with a little more of a homespun version. I couldn't resist the burlap with gold dots at the fabric store the other day and I needed a gift card holder for a teacher...today. So you know this won't be complicated ;)
I zigzagged the top of the smaller piece by itself then zigzagged the three sides to the back piece. A button hole would have been perfect here, but I didn't have the patience for that. Keeping it real here. I tied on a button from the Make it Merry miscellany pack and called it good. Very homespun and totally fine to stop here...
One more idea. I've been wanting to try this since I saw this background stamp at CHA.
How simple is that? I tried silver ink. Not good. I like this dark charcoal, but a more colorful look would be great, too. You can add a little sentiment or top it off with this week's focus, a tin pin. This snowman goes perfect with the snowy background.
Enjoy our Tuesday!