Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Magnolia Gift Card Holder

Stamps: Magnolia 'Tilda Picking Peaches', Papertrey 'Limitless Labels'. Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Daisy D's 'Paisley Sugarplums', Papertrey white, Doodlebug glitter white. Ink: Memento black, Copics. Accessories: Vellum tag, red gems, Stardust glitter pen, American Crafts ribbon.

Only 9 more crafting days until Christmas! This is the time of the year when all those good intentions for major handmade gifts transform into less dramatic projects. Gift cards are a lifesaver (and I know I love receiving them, regardless of what the critics say!), but I still like to dress them up with a handmade holder.

This pop-up holder is based on the template by Jane (Whoopsie Daisy) and is quick and easy, more prerequisites for those last-minute gifts.

Sparkle from our KLSNS Design Team gave me the great idea of increasing this Tilda's versatility by coloring the peaches as apples in her fun card HERE. I like how the colors on my 'apple' came out, but next time I'll try to mask off the inner line for a little less of the peachy look.

The recipe for this holder was inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #24 which called for:

* 1 Tag
* 1 Hidden Message
* Lots of Glitter

The tag is a vellum version and here is the hidden message which still leaves space for our daughter's signature:

As for the glitter, I used glitter DP, glitter pen accents on Tilda's dress and the tag sentiment, and gemstones. It's always tough for me to take a photo that really captures the sparkle, but here's a little better detail view:

Now it's time for me to stop blogging and get busy on the rest of the gift card holders I need to finish before the Christmas party day!


  1. Oh how sweet!! I just adore this Jess!! Beautiful coloring on your Tilda and the gift card project is so clever!! I love it!! HUGS

  2. Love this project Jessica, I need to get some gc holders done this weekend, too!

  3. This is just adorable! I love how you did her apron.

  4. What a beautiful card Jessica,i love your image and papers.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. AWWW How adorable Jess...what a super project...Your coloring looks AMAZING!!!!!

  6. This is just too cute!! Wonderful!

  7. This is adorable Jess! I love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  8. I hear you about moving from grand crafty project plans to quick and simple gift ideas!! It makes me want to start next year`s projects today ... but I am truely tired of working with Christmas images. Bring on flowers and hearts!!! I do love your `apple` what a great idea to increase the versatility of this image!!

  9. This is so sweet. Love the coloring.

  10. Oooh Jessica!! I love this idea!! Your card came out sooo cute with that Tilda. What a wonderful idea with a gc hidden. Thank you for playing with us at TMS!!

  11. This is totally adorable Jess! Thanks for inspiration ... I need ONE more gift card holder today and this is it!! Merry Christmas!


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