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>> Saturday, October 25, 2008

posted by: Cathy

you know, that time of year...the gift giving season!!!! Much loved and dreaded at the same time for some of us! So what do you do when you need to give a gift but don't have any idea what to get???? YES!!!! You give a gift card! Of course you can't just give the gift card you have to package it up just right...right? Well, that's why I'm here show you an awesome way to package your gift card AND if you need to mail it, it shouldn't cost much if any extra postage!!

This is a standard size card....4.25 x 5.5in. The card itself opens like a normal card. The gift card enclosure is on the front of the card...this way you have plenty of room on the inside to write a message. I used the new snowflake backgrounder on the shimmer green layer...I really like the way the flakes look in black on this green. This bow stamp is so cool (hint - you could use this stamp year round if you just snip off the tag after stamping ;-) ) I simply made my package from the black and red panels and then stamped the bow three times. I layered the first one in its entirety on the package, then I cut out just the bow portion and adhered that with pop dots and finally I cut out the knot and adhered that with a pop dot. I colored along the ribbon border with a marker. I stamped the tag portion on a scrap and adhered that with a pop dot too. The flakes on the "package" were stamped in versamark ink.

So, you're probably wondering how the whole gift card enclosure thing is an inside view...

This sentiment is a new release and is perfect with this bow image. I simply cut my white paper 8 x 3.75 in. I then scored at 2.75 and 5.5 in. The gift card fits in snugly (you could make it a smidge wider if you want). A circle punch was perfect for the cut out. I adhered the sides together with very thin strips of two-sided tape. I adhered it to the card front, inserted my gift card and my gift is all ready to go!!

I hope this inspires you to get a jump on your holiday gift giving/making!!!
Be sure to stop by again on Monday...we have another challenge in store for you. You won't want to miss this one...anyone can play along.
See you soon...


Heather said...

This is fabulous!!! I love it! Great idea!

Maria Matter said...

Cathy, this is perfect! I will be using this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
Blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

How very cool!! I love this idea!! :) TFS!

Janette said...

great idea- I know I can use this idea for sure!

Etha said...

this is wonderful! What a great idea for a gift-card holder. Love what you did with the bow on the front, super!

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