March 24, 2008

Gift Card Package

My friend Barb recently showed me how to make the coolest holder for a candy bar. I altered her template somewhat to make it large enough to hold a gift card. I wanted to give my brother and his wife a set of gift cards for an evening out -- one for a restaurant (Red Lobster), one for dessert (ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery), one for coffee at Starbuck's, and then one for entertainment (a Blockbuster gift card) so they could rent a movie or two.


Once I created the foldover holder I simply punched the half circle at top. I stamped the front of each one of them with the Baroque background stamp by Stampin Up. I used my scallop punch and then added the little circle greeting from Stampin Up inside that. On each one I hand wrote on a little banner whether it was for dinner, dessert, coffee or entertainment.


Here are the four of them I created in matching colors of brown, light and navy blue.

I then created a little holder for them by scrounging around in my kitchen cabinets and finding an almost empty Splenda box which I cut down a bit and wrapped in this blue and red flowered paper from Making Memories. I added the red scalloped border from cardstock and then also created an oval frame (Hero Arts) to hold the sentiment "For You." I placed the whole package in a cellophane bag and added a ribbon to tie it. All in all, it was a nice way to give a bunch of gift cards.

10 comments:

Barbara P said...

Hey Louise,

Great modification to the candy bar holder, love the idea! I like how you then altered the Splenda box, by the way I love to say Splenda! Sorry back to the gift card holder, awesome idea! For sure something I will be doing down the road! BTW, can you bring that background stamp to camp with you? I'd love to use it.

ScrappyPam said...

What a clever idea and a great gift!

Tania said...

Great gift for your brother and his wife! I'm sure they will enjoy their evening out!

Tami H said...

What a fantastic presentation for a wonderful gift...I love your idea!

Nise said...

Cute Easter Egg Hunt ATC. Like your gift card holder idea, too, but I never give that nice of gifts. Your arch is very pretty; like that windmill. One stop commenting!

Lisa Renéa said...

First of all what a truly thoughtful gift!! This gift holder idea is terrific and I love how you've made several lil pkgs and then put into one box. Beautifully created!!

Laura said...

These are reusable gifts in themselves! Love them!
Creatively Yours, Laura

Amanda said...

This is such a fantastic idea (and I like how you chose the gift cards to make a complete night out!) I love them!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

This is such a lovely gift - and I love how you made these!

liannallama said...

oh, they are darling and what a wonderful gift!