Hi friends! I have been starting to slowly get ready for Christmas but picking up a gift here and there if it really seems great for a specific person. I find if I wait to christmas shop I panic and get gifts that miss the mark. One gift that always seems great is a gift card. I like to pick gift cards for someone’s favorite restaurant because you are giving an experience too so if you have friends or family who don’t need any more “stuff” it is a perfect fit! Today I am going to show you how to make a special gift card holder that can be reused, talk about the gift that keeps on giving!
I do this a lot with cards; I’ll write my onto on a Post-it note or piece of cardstock attached with washi tape so the recipient can reuse the card if they wish. I know it is unrealistic to expect people to keep cards forever and this gives them a new lease on life! It can be like the traveling fruitcake (the one fruitcake that exists in the world that keeps getting re gifted LOL!) Watch the video to see how it’s done!
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- NEW Exlusive The Frugal Crafter designed clear stamp set: Let it Snow and Trinkets and Wishes
- Ink: Memento black *I am using memento because it is compatible with alcohol based markers, if using waterbased markers I suggest Archival or Versafine Clair.
- Clear Versamark ink for embossing
- White embossing powder
- Heat tool
- Alcohol based markers (Blick Studio)
- Glitter pens (Jane Davenport)
- Craft foam sheets
- Circle Dies
- Double sided tape (I use a tape runner)
- Christmas pattern paper
- White cardstock (Neenah classic crest-best for alcohol markers)
- Cream cardstock
- Clear transparency sheet (or leftover plastic packaging)
- Christmas brads, washi and ribbon (optional)
- Glitter and sequins for filling the shaker
If you plan on making more elaborate cards like shakers for Christmas gifts I recommend you start early. Get a few of these made and pick up gift cards here and there in the weeks leading up to the holiday so it is easier on your budget and then when the festive season rolls around you will be ready and able to relax and enjoy it! I hope this project gives you some helpful ideas and til next time happy crafting!
PS next weeks cardmaking video will be filmed on my new high-definition professional camera! Yipee!