Tuesday 23 September 2014

Gift card holders

Last Christmas I was going to make some gift card holders for my stall and never got round to it so this year I was determined to have a go at designing one,  Once I had worked out all my measurements, and written them down for the second one, I was away.

I used papers from LOTV, Frosty Christmas. The filigree poinsettia was made with a new purchase of Sue Wilson dies and glitter card. they look beautiful but took ages to poke all the bits out. I think glitter card is more difficult to work than ordinary card actually. The snowflakes are a Memory Box die and Martha Stewart punches.

This is the inside. The To and From look sideways in this picture but are the right way when the holder is opened. I bought some velcro dots when I went to the LOTV shop in  May and they were perfect for fastening.

LOTV pretty papers 
Divas by Design anything but a card 
Crafting with dragonflies gift card holder 
ABC Christmas S is for something festive 
Not just cards anything goes 
Whimsy Monochromatic
Hobbycutz Not a card
Scribble and Scrap Anything goes

Still time to enter my candy.


Jackie said...

Wonderful design, and very pretty :o)
Jackie xx

misteejay said...

The poinsettia looks beautiful Marianne. Lovely gift idea.
Toni xx

Sue said...

These are gorgeous. I love the design and beautiful colours. The poinsettia looks so pretty, shame it was so difficult to remove from the die but well worth the effort!
Sue xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely holders - great idea for your stall, love the poinsettia die x Susan x

Sammy said...

Oh these are really cute Marianne! I may just have to borrow the idea at some point and make some Christmassy ones! x

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous.

Alyx said...

These are so pretty! Fab idea...you should come and enter the Scribble and Scrap Challenge...it's always Anything Goes and we'd love to see your gorgeous work on there.

cuilliesocks said...

good Morning Marianne, like you I find Sue Wilson and SB dies an awful pain to release and that is with using wax paper and two shims.

Nevertheless, I love your gift card holder, what a fab design, and the flower and snowflake dies are gorgeous,Hugs Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are fab Marianne and sure to be a hit on your stall. Great design and love the papers.

Susan Hogan said...

Love these - so useful. Love the simplicity too. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous work and great idea! I love it!

CG said...

Gorgeous! Just love this style of gift card holder. So beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies! Best, CG

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous, I do love the snowflakes.
Linda xxx

Alyx said...

Ooh...fancy seeing you here! Back to say... Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Wynn said...

These. Are great and those snowflakes are stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Sandra H said...

These are brilliant Marianne l do like to see a hand made gift card and yours are gorgeous x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous design Marianne..love the gorgeous flowers and colours...beautiful.


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous gift card holders. A brilliant idea, fab design and colours too.
Lorraine x

Sylvia Anderson said...

These are brilliant, Such a good idea.

Thank you for entering our challenge (Not Just Cards) Good luck. Sylvia DT x

Debs said...

Fabulous gift holders Marianne - I bought the same dies and found the new Spellbinders pokey tool and brush the easiest way to get all the bits out.
I need to make some of these for my Christmas Craft Fayres :o)
Debs xx

Kat W said...

I've just been over at Sammy's blog admiring her gift card holder and now here are 2 more stunning examples on your blog! What a great idea for giving gifts at Christmas and the sparkly snowflakes/flowers are really pretty and festive :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Carol S. said...

love the design you have created. Gorgeous papers and love the snowflakes too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

lynne said...

These are gorgeous Marianne! Love the big snowflakes on the front. I bet these will be a huge hit on your stall!
Lynne xx

Anet's Crafting said...

Your gift card holders are beautiful Marianne, I love the pretty paper and dies. Thank you for playing along with our Monochromatic Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Sarah said...

They are lovely Marianne!! Gorgeous papers and the twinkly snowflake and poinsettia look brilliant xx

julie_woolston said...

Hi Marianne gorgeous gift holders love the snowflakes a fab idea.
Hugs Julie xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your gift holders Marianne such a great idea...lovely colours


KraftyKoolKat said...

So pretty Marianne. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design..
Cathy DT Member

Wendy L said...

This is a gorgeous creation ,thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz.

Unknown said...

Popping by to say thank you for joining us over at Scribble & Scrap! Good Luck!
Jill S&S DT

fiction book reviews said...

So elegant x
Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Also just to let you know we are also having a DT call
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Erica said...

These are so cute, Marianne! Such a great idea!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Pretty Papers' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x

TRACEY MO said...

Stunning gift card great lo.

Thanks for joining us at crafting with dragonflies today.

Tracey dt

Helen said...

Fabulous card holders!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x