Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Making giving a gift card a little more interesting

Phil and I have 6 nieces with a nephew on the way :) We don't see any of them very often due to Phil's work, our constant moving, and living around 200 miles away. For 2 of our nieces I was totally stumped as to what to get them for Christmas and so resorted to a Gift voucher (naughty auntie).
Here is what Toys'R'Us gave me, hmm not very Christmassy and not very girly so an improvement was needed. I measured the gift card holder and it was 4" by 3 1/8" (sorry it's always going to be inches with me even though I was taught metric in school roflmao).

I found a nice girly image for each of them one a Crafts and Me stamp by artist Jasmine Beckett-Griffith called Pink Lightning (the larger fairy) the other looks like a Gorjuss stamp but it was given as a freebie in a promarkers class I did so I am not certain;

I cut a piece of card for each gift card measuring 9 3/4" by 3 1/2" and scored across the short length at 3", 7 1/2", and 7 3/4";

I folded the score lines to form a "matchbook" and using Broken China Distress ink coloured the two ends on each piece of card and then stamped with Dusty concord on the larger end;

On the back of the shorter coloured end I attached 2 thin strips of foam tape and attached the short end to the inside of the middle section to form a pocket to hold the cards;

Using my nestabilities I cut out some 3" by 4" shapes from patterned paper and attached the stamped images to them and added the girls names. These were then attached to the shorter coloured end and the longer end tucked in behind them so that when you have it closed both the stamping and giftcard are hidden but when you open the "matchbook" you see the message;

So here they are finished something a little more interesting, pretty and girly than what Toys'R'Us provided me with and very quick and easy to put together;
Thanks for popping by hope you like my little demo and apologies for the poor photo's along with most of the UK I am suffering from a lack of sun today!


  1. They look lovely Michelle and yes, it is a Gorjuss stamp:)

  2. Very nice, I am keeping this one for next years present giving.

  3. Gorgeous Michelle and lovely little gifts too x

  4. Much better than the shop holders! WTG!

  5. You ar going to be a very popular Aunt :) these are lovely