Saturday, July 6, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop --Week 1 --Gift card holders

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This weeks project is gift card holders. 
So here are my gift card holders.

Both holders are made with the Pillow Box cut from the Easter 2010 Cricut Cartridge.  The cut is made at 5.70 Height and 5.52 Width from a heavy weight card stock.  The Santa was made with ribbed red.  The snowman is made by gluing the printed paper to heavy weight white and then cutting.

It was then scored at the two score marks.
I used Terrifically Tacky 1/4" tape to secure the side together. You could use liquid adhesive or another very strong tape.  ATG tape is not strong enough.

For the Santa suit gift card holder, I used black 5/8" ribbon and a circle clip (I didn't have any ribbon buckles at home, but you could use one instead of the circle clip.)   I used the TT tape to secure the ribbon and clip. Before you adhere them, be sure to add your tag to the clip.
The little gift package tag was made using Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge. I used a polka dot printed paper and glittered white card stock for the bow piece.

For the Snowman gift card holder I used my Zip two-way pen and Martha Stewart Tinsel glitter on the snowmen.   I used a gauzy ribbon to make the bow and tied the tails together so it can be hung on the Christmas tree.

I hope you like them.  The are simple and fast to put together and would be great for mass production if needed.

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  1. Pillow boxes are great for gift cards and yours are especially adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. I always forget about the option of using pillow boxes for gift cards. Well done!

  3. Love the Santa suit box, too cute!!

  4. So simple but so very cute...gotta make one!


  5. Never thought of using pillow boxes for gift cards! Your's are super cute! Looooove the Santa suit, w/ its cute buckle! TFS! :-)

  6. What great little gift card holders! Thanks for being in the hop!

  7. Good idea using the pillow box! Perfect if you need something last minute. You did a wonderful job, love the Santa one!

  8. How adorable. What a cute idea of making them look like Santa's.

  9. Those are adorable! I was already a follower of your blog!

  10. Very simple yet so elegant. Glad that they could be so easily mass produced. TFS

  11. I love these and am so happy that you shared the information how to make them using Easter 2010. I have that cart! Yippee!

  12. These gift card pillow boxes are fantastic! I love the Santa Suit, what a crafty idea! I am a snowman lover and really like how you embellished those adorable snowmen! Thanks for the great idea and tutorial!

  13. Great pillow boxes. I love the red one...reminds me of santa!! Great.

  14. Cute pillow boxes! The santa one is my favorite - I really like how you used the circle clip, it gives a modern/trendy look to the santa suit.

  15. Very cute. LOVE the Santa box!!

  16. I have never made a pillow box but I LOVE this idea!!
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  17. I love that you showed two different kinds - a fun one and an elegant one :) Love the pillow box idea!

  18. Your gift card holders are very clever. I've made some of these for birthdays. I'm going to have to try some for Christmas.

  19. I love pillow boxes and yours are fabulous!

  20. Love the paper you used and how you decorated the Santa one. Great job. TFS.
    D~ Dragonfly50 (MB)

  21. Your pillow boxes are so cute -- love the clip you used on the Santa one!!

  22. I love pillow boxes, they are very versatile. TFS

  23. The BEST things come in small packages!!! Great job.

  24. Both pillow boxes are so cute!

  25. Love your pillow boxes!


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