Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome to our Spring into Summer Blog Hop!

If you're following the hop, you've just clicked over from Connie's blog. Doesn't she do such beautiful work? I have been in awe of her talent for some time now, and am a big admirer of hers. I expect we'll begin to see her name in lots of publications in the very near future.

And if you just wandered in, well, welcome to the hop! Here's your chance to get some great inspiration, and maybe even to win some new scrappy goodies!

Now, what do I have in store for you today? This is a project I saw in the June issue of Scrapbooks, Etc., and knew immediately that I wanted to adapt it to our Spring into Summer theme. In my family, there are weddings, graduations, dance recitals, and all sorts of other fun things happening this time of year. It's always a good idea to have a few nifty gift card holders on hand for those times when such an invitation appears in the mail.

This gift card holder can actually be designed to hold up to six gift cards and/or tags, letters, messages, etc. I chose to make it with two pockets for two different gift cards. The first version is a wedding-themed one, and I think it turned out so delicate and pretty! It uses the Road Show line from Fancy Pants. So flirty, feminine, and fun!

Here's how it appears from the front:

And a couple of detail shots:

Love the flower from my stash - have no recollection where it came from! LOL The quote is from the Road Show cut-outs sheet.
This is that same little Make the Cut butterfly I used this card project a few days ago. I ran it through my Texture Boutique, then tied some ric rac with twine and topped with a button. Download the SVG here: Butterfly

Here's the back. There's room for a personal written message, a stamped sentiment, or even some photos:

The second is a graduation version of the same concept. It uses the Mama-razzi line from BoBunny.

Front. The quote on the front is actually a cut-out from the Mama-razzi goodies.

And back. The graduation cap is a Make the Cut file. Download the SVG here: Grad Hat. The quotes are just some I printed onto white cardstock, then inked with Distress Inks to give that aged feel.

So, the details:
First, cut your base cardstock into a 4" x 9" strip. Accordian fold at 3" and 6." Use patterned paper to create the pockets, cutting it to 2 1/2" x 3." Glue along three sides, leaving the top open for your gift card to slip into. Decorate with border punches, ribbon, or strips of coordinating patterned paper. Embellish and enjoy!

Now, if you've read this far, enter for your chance to win some Prima goodies! Leave a comment on this post before 5:00 PM on Sunday telling me your favorite thing about this time of year. I'll choose a winner randomly and you will receive a package of assorted Prima flowers. How cool is that!

Next stop on the blog hop: Christina - go see what wonderful inspiration she's got in store!


  1. Lisa, I love your project! Always looking for a cool way to give a gift card! Lots of inspiration on your blog-I love to visit here!

  2. I will definitely be lifting this idea for my grad cards I need to make this week! Thnks for the inspiration!

  3. wonderful card! and so versatile....thanks for the tut!!

  4. great cards and thanks for the cutting sizes. Love this hop!

  5. Love this holder
    Lindacrew4 (MTC)

  6. very cute gift card holder, and thanks for sharing it.....

    Klee (MTC)

  7. Thanks for the tut! That looks like a very versatile design.

  8. LOL, well, it's always a good idea to read all the words on the page :D
    My favorite thing about this time of year is the excitement in the air. Knowing Summer is coming and all the fun that comes with it.

  9. I so needed another gift card holder and now I know what I'm going to be making. Thanks Lisa for a great tutorial.

  10. Clever idea!!! The wedding one is very pretty. I might have to make one for my son, his birthday was a couple days ago and I will see him on Sunday!! Thanks for the great idea!

  11. very cute idea, my favorite thing about this time of year is it is just getting warm enough to wear flip flop and take the top off my jeep :) always fun , thank you for the chance to win

  12. Great tutorial Lisa, thanks!. What's my favorite think about this time of year? Homegrown Strawberries!!!!

  13. What a great idea! I will definitely be "borrowing" it in the future. I love having our dd home from college at this time of year.

  14. I saw this and have been wanting to do it too! great job with the project!



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