Today I decided to try some gift card holders. Since we live so far from our families, many times that is the easiest gift to give. Especially when trying to get something for teenage children that you only see once a year or less. My girls prefer $$ or gift cards so they can get exactly what they want, though they still want a few presents to open or it just isn't the same (I think that is their way of getting more - don't worry girls, I love you).
One of the challenges I am making these for actually wanted "no squares or rectangles." I was going to do a circle shaped card, or even a triangle, but decided to be a bit more creative and hope this would still pass the test. Though my card holders do look like rectangles, they are actually large scalloped circles. I have folded the bottom up and the two sides in to hold the cards.
For the first card, I used a stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I stamped it in dark blue and shaded it with a very light blue around the outside edge of the image. It is cut out with a Spellbinder Ornament die, and layered on dark blue. I popdotted it to the card holder after adding a dark ribbon and bow. I also layered some decorative blue paper on the inside and stippled dark blue around all the edges. Last I added a small snowflake to make it feel a bit more like winter.
The second card holder used the same stamp but I layered it under a Spellbinder frame, then added punched snowflake.
Watch for more of these fun cardholders.
I entered these in the following challenges:
Caardvarks: My Favorite Things - Gift Card/Money Holder
The Shabby Tea Room - Week #38 - 'Get In Shape'
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #141- The Blues
Stamping Vacation: Name That Card Challenge - SNOWY CHRISTMAS WISHES
Stamping Vacation: PICK 3 Challenge for the Month of December - Snowflake, Stipple Brush, Christmas OrnamentPile It On (It's All in the Wrapping)