Hi there, lovely people,
The other day I taught a Christmas Gift Card Holders class. I was pretty pleased with the results, and what everyone made. They all turned out so well!
My guests/students each made 2 of 2 designs (with a bit of variation), and one of a third design. Bring on the last minute gift card presents this year!
The first design is very clean and simple, using lots of punches.. a snowflake punch, a label punch, the background label punch, and a scallop punch. Whew!
We used some funky Designer Series Paper to brighten things up, and a glimmer brad for extra Christmas sparkle.
The next gift card holder is more of a traditional Christmas style.
For this one, we used Versamark ink for the watermarked background words, and the stamp is done with markers, and the ever fun “huffing” technique ;-)
Oh, and I used a one-inch circle punch for the half-circle on the inside. I think it adds a nice touch.
We all required 4 hands to tightly tie the twine in a knot. You don’t want it randomly slipping off your gift card holder, now do you? There could be gift card accidents..
The last design is probably my favourite. I was going with the coffee cozy idea – hence the crimped band.
I love blues with browns.. ok, anything with brown. Brown seems to add warmth and happiness.
Using the crimping tool was probably everyone’s favourite part. It makes such a fun rattling sound!
Someone sure has a thing for Tim Hortons ;-) Notice how those are 3 DIFFERENT gift cards for there. Ugh – I just don’t like their coffee. Even a short stint working there couldn’t get me to like it.
Now, go make these! You’ll thank me! And they’re so super easy, but pack a good wow-factor.
Tutorial coming your way soon.