Reusable Snow Globe Shaker Gift Card Holders!

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!

Easy X-mas Gift Card Holder!

Howdy folks! I was in a crafting rut the other day so I decided to play with some Christmas Papers from Oriental Trading Company and make some easy gift card holders. They will hang easily from the Christmas tree so they won’t get lost or they are flat enough to mail without additional postage, Also I’ll show you a birthday version! Watch the video to see how!

The clear stamps I used can be found here and are also by Oriental Trading. The large bag stamp is from TooMuchFun but I could not find it on their website but you can contact them and order it at . If you don’t have that bag stamp you can just use a plain rectangle because it will look like a bag once you put the handles on. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting.

Video: Gift Card Purse!

Happy Monday! I was asked to come up with a way to package a bunch of gift cards for a Christmas gift and I came up with this:


This cute little purse is so quick and easy and it is made from cardstock and standard envelopes. I made a video to show you how simple it is. I have a camera person (Hubby was in my craft area wrapping gifts so I asked him to film it.) He has mad camera skills such as keeping the project in frame. I know, fancy huh? Don’t get too spoiled, I’ll probably be back to the tripod for the next one LOL!

Who wouldn’t like to get a purse chock full of gift cards for Christmas? Fun, Frugal and Practical…that’s how I roll. Til next time happy crafting!

A gift in a bottle and 25% off!

Looking for a fun way to package a gift? How about in a  bottle? I  saw a neat idea from Scrapalette over on the Cricut message board and I had to give it a try! But before I show you how I want to let you know that EVERYTHING in my shop is 25% off through Saturday!

OK, now that’s out-of-the-way on to the fun! I made a “Movie Night in a Bottle” using the 2 liter soda bottle label from the Movie PArty Printable kit:

I put bags of microwave popcorn, movie size candy and fun size candy in the bottle too. I will give this along with some wrapped up DVDs as a Christmas gift. Wanna know how I got everything in that bottle? Take a look…

Neat huh? Here are some tips on the soda bottle project:

  1. Rinse out the bottle before you cut, then after you cut the hole you can reach through it and dry the inside of the bottle with a paper towel.
  2. Put in the larger items first then fill in with smaller. You can always drop in really small items or shredded colored paper through the neck of the bottle to fill the top if needed.
  3. Type info in the printable label before you print for a polished professional look!
  4. Look in your recycling bin, you may find other cool bottles (like the square juice bottles) that will hold even more!

Here is a look at the Movie Party kit I used:

And here is your freebie, it is basic so you can use it anytime!

to download: click on the tag, then right-click on the larger tag and choose "save as" Enjoy!

The rest of the Lindsay’s stamp stuff DT has quick packaging ideas for you this week, have a look and your wrapping will be a snap this year! *DT post will be live at 10am Thursday ET.

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Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Diane Bove

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Remember 25% off at Lindsay’s through Saturday!

This project qualifies for the following challenges: All Sorts, No Time to Stamp (last minute Christmas gifts), A crafty Little Place (use a tag),  Creative Card Crew, Digistamps 4 Joy, mamidoodles, OSAAT, Opus Gluei, Stamps R Us, Sugar Sweets Paper Treats, (anything goes), Cutie Sunday (Everything goes-but no Christmas on the artwork), Everybody Art Challenge (make a gift), Flourishes (yummy treats), My Sherri crafts (party project) and  Pile it on (wrapping) and the Let’s Party Callenge at YNS!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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