Hello. Welcome. Just wanted to share a little project I have been working on using My Mind's Eye products. Over at Swirlydoos the day 9 challenge was to make a gift card holder. Now I understand the point of these is to make that perhaps not so exciting present look a little bit more exciting. I also think an important thing is to make it BIGGER. A few years ago after a particularly frantic unpacking session I was putting out the trash. While trying to stuff it all in the rubbish bags I spotted a tag that was very stiff. I decided to check it out and it turned out someone had attached a gift card as a tag. And it was on it's way to the rubbish bin!! Needless to say I have decided when making my gift card holders I will make them A6 size so things don't get lost..........
I wanted this to have a masculine feel. I started with a piece of MME 29th Street Market Carefree Cherish Lovely Lines/Very Violet double sided paper. I love these because they are heavy enough to use as a card base. I cut a piece 15 x 30 cm and scored at 10 and 21cm. I used a Fiskars border punch on both ends, cut them off, turned them over and stuck them down on the two ends. Another reason I love these papers, you can guarantee a great colour co-ordination between the front and the back. Then I cut two snowflakes using Cheery Lynn Snowflake 2 die from MME Bright Together United Florals/Cool-ective Blue, again from 29th Street Market collection. The buttons are Mischievous chipboard elements.
Inside you can see the right hand panel which I glued down to make the gift card pocket. I cut a fancy frame from another sheet of 29th Street Market using Crafts-Too Frames 7 die. I did some faux stitching using my dark green Wink of Stella brush. The sentiment is from MME Collectable chipboard shapes. The little white half moons are velcro dots I cut in half to keep my gift card holder shut.
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My Minds Eye - Dear Santa
Die Cut Divas - Let's Celebrate
Artful Times Challenge 44 - Diecuts or Punches
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