Monday, December 28, 2009

small things come in good packages


a couple of ways to make the ubiqitous holiday giftcard look more like a gift, without spending a fortune on those little pre-made holder thingies!

first up, the tin-full-of-candies trick: this 4 x 2 x 1" tin was recycled from a set of paperchase mini LED xmas tree lights, but you could use a mint tin or one of the many cute containers that prima flowers & other supplies come in.

next, a sweet little giftcard wallet that i based very loosely on a FAB dina wakley project that darling stef sent me a link to last week. of course when i went to make mine, i couldn't find the pics and wound up winging it...but the basic idea of a tri-fold with pockets inside and stitching all round the edges is there, and i really like how this came out!

tomorrow we take a break from the never-ending christmas...i have a crafty surprise that's COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!


(materials for both projects: patterned paper & silver rub-ons: basic grey; red glitter rub-ons & white snowflake stickers: k&co; silver glitter rub-on & fancy brad: making mamories; pink glitter snowflakes: martha stewart; chipboard tag: fancy pants; red poinsettias & holly leaves: prima; whte poinsettias & snowflake ribbon: ichaels; red ribbon: doodlebug; gem flourish (trimmed to fit): oriental trading; corner rounder: ek success; inks: colorbox; adhesives: tombow mono runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)


  1. Nice giftie card holders girlie!!! Love them both!

  2. Beautiful projects!!!

  3. WOW!!! I love that card. What a gorgeous use of BG. It really looks so much prettier like that. Really genius card. Dang me and my not having my sewing machine here!!

  4. Pretty tin and gorgeous tri-fold! Holy Moly you have been creating like crazy since your freedom from DT....Lauren at her best :)

  5. Lauren..Really love these two giftcard holders.The altering of the box really looks fab. And the tri-fold card...yummy...both the inside and the outside.



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