Monday, January 9, 2012

one more "wrap star" moment...

...just because this one actually does involve proper papercrafting!  these are the gift card holders i made, using this great template by kristina werner, for our eldest niece and nephew's i-tunes gift cards:

(patterned paper: echo park; stickers: american crafts, recollections, paperchase; ribbon: michaels; red glossy cardstock: jam paper; ink: colorbox; eyelets (inside, unseen): oriental trading co; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, xyron)

i stuck to the instructions pretty much straight down the line. one exception being that i adhered a piece of coordinating patterned paper to the back of the holder AND to the reverse of the red cardstock for a little more interest inside the holder.  also, instead of securing inner pocket (which, again, is INSIDE--sorry i should have a pic of that!) with brads, i used small eyelets; partially because i thought they'd be stronger, but mostly so i would not have the ugly metal "legs" of the brads sticking out on the back of the holder. 

yes. i am that "detail-oriented" (feel free to use a different expression for that... but not to my face, ok?!) :)

i used small lumps of blu-tack to secure the g/c holders to the back of these little (store-bought) candy boxes which i trimmed up with the kids' initials, a little wired holly trim, and some more of those cute ornaments from hilo hattie!  mele kalikimaka, darlings!!! ♥


  1. Saw some fabric the other day and immediately thought of you. Had to buy it. Got to love hula dancing ladies I say.

  2. Love them...I gotta get cracking on my JB card!

  3. Oh my how fabulous are these!

  4. Wrap rock blog punny titles, my friend, but this may be my favorite :)

    I love your gift card holders and your Hawaii ornament boxes too.

  5. Ahhhh.... I just love that you've brought Hawaii home!!!!

  6. How cute~!! I love this. One day, One day, I will be as good as wrapping and presentation as you. Goodness. THis is so pretty. I love those gift cards. I need to make some of these before Christmas. I think one of the jinglebelles challenges should be to make some gift card holders like this or a card with a giftcard holder on the outside or inside. I mean we ALL need at least one or two of them at the holidays. That way we could get them done in advance too like the cards. If this becomes a prompt I totally want to be in on it. :)


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