Thursday, January 19, 2012

multi-tasking giftcard holder

i am not a person who can easily approach a WHOLE BUNCH of challenges with one project, but every once in a while i'm able to find two or three i think will mesh pretty well, and it's always a bit extra fun to combine them.

this time i've had a go at city crafter's "pretty inside and out" (week #92)... for which we're asked to create a card on which the decoration is not merely exterior; as it happens, that's something i don't do nearly enough, so of course i was inspired!

as i was thinking up what exactly to do, i happened to see this fabulous palette for EAD designs' current color challenge (#20) on my pal amy's blog (she's actually the hostess for this!) and at stef's AND also miss gina's; needless to say, they all made amazing cards!

in the meantime, i realized i needed a giftcard holder... like... YESTERDAY! once again, the amazing amy t. was came to my rescue, with this great idea and mini tutorial i found on her blog a while ago; it was super easy to follow, and i'm quite happy with the results.

so here is the outside:

and here is the (hopefully) equally lovely inside:

in retrospect, i wish i had only used the basic grey "sultry" paper on the inside, and something plain (or at least plainer) on the outside; i think the floral pattern's a bit much as a base... but there ya go... sometimes you have time for a "re-do" and sometimes not. at least i have the comfort of knowing for sure my friend jax will not receive TWO of these babies! :) :) :)

plus i've slipped a saladworks giftcard and some bling inside... and added a ghirardelli chocolate bar and super-fun cupcake-shaped lip gloss on the outside... so i think i can skate by. happy thursday, darlings! ♥


  1. Such a delish that sweet cupcake on the outside and the inside is equally fantabulous! I'm thrilled that you played along with the EAD Designs Color Challenge!!!!

  2. What a fabulous idea and a fabulous card ... brilliant again Miss L ... just brilliant! Thanks for playing at CCCB too!

  3. Oh so fun! What a great gift card holder!

  4. your inside is as fab as the outside!!! love the cupcake and am sure your friend is going to LOVE this gift :)

  5. Perfectly FABULOUS!! Inside and out!!!

  6. This is fabulous, I am so going to steal this idea! : 0
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. WOWZER!!! I just love this.. What a wonderful card. Inside and out!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. Juuhuuu I love the inside and the outside of this stunning creation. You rock this card, and yes she will not receive two of these..cause there is only on Lauren and she is the queen of cards ;-)


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