Thursday, July 28, 2011

#28 Gift Giving Made Easy

Last week's challenge winner will be posted at the bottom of this post.

Most of us hate the idea of gift certificates or gift cards.  It feels so impersonal.  So...why not make it more personal.  The challenge...create your own personal gift card holder.  The gift is not just the gift card...but the holder as well.

For today's sample...I combined the last challenge with this challenge.  I thought I would leave you with one more Christmas card and add a little something extra for the inside.

The front is stamped with Background Basics 2.  I stamped the Small Thistle Flower on red card stock a couple of times then cut them out and layered them to look like a poinsettia, adding gold dots with a gel pen to the center.  The leave were made from a strip of green card stock folded in half and run through a crimper at an angle.  Cut and unfold to form the leaves.  The die cut on the front of the card comes from a Cricut cartridge...don't recall which one.

The inside of the card was stamped with Background Basics 2 and the holly border stamp from the set Christmas Tidings.  Also from Christmas tidings, the Happy Holidays sits behind the gift card.  When the person takes out the gift card, they'll see the greeting.

I didn't realize how crooked the pocket was till I took a few photo's and took a closer look.  I tool a piece of card stock and scored at 1/2 inch on one side and the bottom.  I folded the side and bottom to attach to the base card and cut the remaining section at an angle to form a pocket.  The pocket can be altered to fit larger cards or gift certificates.

Now it's your turn.  Let's see how you decorate your gift card.

The Rules are Simple:

•Make a new card/project incorporating this weeks challenge (you are welcome to combine with other challenges and you do not have to use TRC stamps but if you do you'll be entered twice for the random prize draw)

• Link your card below with Mr. Linky (in green).  There may be a delay in showing the link, please be patient. 

•Mention our challenge, on your post (with a link back here)

*If you post in a public gallery use key word TRCC27

*NOTE: Please enter only one card each week! Each week we will randomly draw a winner out of the projects that are entered and the winner will win a prize.  

This weeks prize is a $10 gift certificate to The Rubber Cafe online store

Now...let's have a winner for last week's challenge.

The winner is...
Jackie Rakoski

Congratulations Jackie Rakoski.  Please send us your contact information to and we'll get that right out to you.

Here are some other great cards submitted to us this week.


Maria Matter said...

Thank you for a great challenge!

Anonymous said...

Love gift to make and fun to give away!

Sabrina MacD said...

Nice. Love the flower, is it a poinsetta? Looks like one. This is nice for a christmas present. said...

What a great idea to design your own gift card holder. Really enhances the gift-card receiving experience!