Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Monday's technique challenge this week was to create one of these gift card holders. I used a 4 1/4" X 11" piece of Soft Sky folded it according to the directions and added the extras. I'm going to link you to the main Challenge page for this project, because in the introduction to this challenge there are a variety of different places where you can link up to instructions.

It's not very visible here, but the Graduate cap is done in paper tole with three layers, the rust star is lifted with a dimensional and the "Congratulations" is actually stamped on the base of the card with the hole cut out of the designer paper with the word window.

This is a cute idea, I like some of the bigger versions that I saw through the links. Also, don't forget to check out the Gift Card Gallery.

I'm going to be in Edmonton all weekend at a Music Workshop so you may not hear from me until Monday.....Sunday if I'm awake.

I'd appreciate any thoughts and prayers for the Ardrossan High School Band heading to Disneyland to compete....boy is Allison excited!!!


Lee said...

Ohhh.......your GC holder is soooo fun!!! I love the stars and the graduation cap in does add a lot of depth and detail!!! Hugs and prayers for the competition....keep us posted!!! LOL...haha, "posted"!!! I'm soooooo corny in the wee hours of the morn!!!! ;)

Heather said...

Fabulous! I love the colors and design work. Great job with the challenge.

Janine said...

Nicely done!!! Have a great weekend.

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful giftcard holder! I love the polka dots and the colors are great. Best wishes and prayers to the band!! Have a great time at your workshop!

Anonymous said...

Your gift card is very nice. I try to do this challenge this week. I see all the explications. Thanks a lot.
Kiss from Spain

Alex said...

This is fabulous - I love it!! I need to make one for my son graduating from the 8th grade! Love the colors you chose Joan, this is just fun!


Maria said...

Such an awesome gift card holder! Perfect for a new graduate! Love your design! Love the 3D look to it!!


Anonymous said...

Sweet! I've been seeing similar designs all over the web. I work for a company that manages and tracks gift cards, and I've seen my share of ugly gift card holders. You should market these and hopefully revamp the way gift cards are placed. I love the DIY movement. Best of luck.

Donna Baker said...

this came out FABULOUS! love it

Dawn Easton said...

Your gift card holder is awesome!!! Love the grad cap and tassle!!

Enjoy your weekend in the city!

Disneyland for band?! how of luck to them!

Carolyn King said...

oh how fun...what an awesome gift card holder for a graduate.

Great job! Prayers and safe travels for the band too!

Anonymous said...

I made this challenge and I'm very happy to pariticpe and to made this card. Thanks for discover this technique
Kiss from Spain
Marie-Hélène à Madrid