Monday, November 12, 2012

JustRite Stampers - Gift Card Holder

Some people are more difficult to buy for than others. That's where I become a big fan of gift cards.  This project is a simple and darling little gift card holder that I made for a particular friend of mine.  She's a HUGE Starbucks fan, and so. . . .I decided to make a simple little gift card holder for her. I used some new Simple Stories patterned papers to decorate a glassine bag for her.  This is one of those "one-size-fits-all gifts" that I know will be a big hit.  I took a small glassine bag, adhered a Simple Stories patterned paper to the base, and then sewed on a piece of patterned paper which I embellished using JustRite Nature's Nested Sentiments stamp that I stamped on a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die-cut and then threaded through some red Baker's Twine,  Next, I stamped two other  JustRite stamps from the Greetings From Paris collection; one of which is stamped on a Papertrey Ink mini stamp Die-cut (toward the bottom).  I cut a border strip from Simple Stories patterned paper using an EK Success border punch which I machine stitched to the top of the glassine bag insert (which is a Starbucks gift card holder) using Simple Stories patterned paper, a bow made from seam binding from Paper Sweeties and a glittered star, a few little buttons, and it's all tucked safely inside the glassine bag. 
The photo makes it difficult to show where the gift card goes, but it's a really easy gift idea.  That's why I like to make these.  I'm entering the following challenges with this project:
 
http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/2012/11/justrite-friday-challenge-085-happy-holidays.html - JustRite Stampers Challenges - Friday Challenge #85 - Happy Holidays - Use Two or More Die Cuts - I used the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and the Papertrey Ink Mini Postage Stamp Die-Cut, along with three JustRite rubber stamps.
 
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/simon-says-thinking-of-you-sympathy.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Thinking of You Project

http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/monthly-challenge-for-november.html - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - November Challenge - Anything Goes

http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/anything-goes-november-4th.html - Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog - November 4-11/Anything Goes

http://ladyanneschallenges.weebly.com/3/post/2012/10/anything-goes-must-use-a-stamp-digital-or-otherwise.html - Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes (Using Stamps - Mine are rubber stamps from JustRite Stampers)

http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/anything-goes.html - Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-117-use-your-favorite.html - Two Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #117 - Use Your Favorite Christmas Stamp

http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-7-anything-goes.html - Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-26-use-your-stash.html - Simply Create Too Challenge Blog - Challenge #26 - Use Your Stash - I used a glassine bag.  I bought these bags (in bulk) many years ago, and have yet to use them up, and so I'm determined now to make more of these gift card holders using them.
 
I'm so happy that you stopped by to visit my blog today.  It's always so good to hear from you and to know what you've been up to.  Hope you're all having a blessed week.
 
Karen

30 comments:

  1. What a beautiful idea Karen, beautifully executed.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Beautiful gift card holder very vintage and elegant.

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  3. Lovely gift card holder! Love the vintage look!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  4. Your gift card holder is beautiful. Your design element is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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  5. I love your gift card holder, Karen! You have such a pretty style, I love looking at your creations! I need to make some of these myself here soon! Blessings! Kathy

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  6. Gorgeous gift card holder love the colours. Caroline xxx

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  7. What a lovely gift card holder, its beautiful.

    /Sewe

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  8. Fabulous gift holder, love the colours which are so delicate, pretty punched edge. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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  9. As always Karen your project is beautiful. So delicate and elegant.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  10. Amazing project, love it! Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

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  11. Karen: Your gift card bag is wonderful--and you used some of your bags stash too! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too DesignTeam
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. Karen - beautiful project! Nice work on it - your friend will love it -if not, send it to me! Ha! Ha! Have a great day my friend!

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  13. What a great idea. A fab design and lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody for the Anything goes challenge. Good luck and hope to see you at our next one. Hugs

    Sharon - DT of Challenges 4 everybody xxx

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  14. Great project. Very original.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

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  15. This is wonderful! Especially knowing it is a Starbucks card haha! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

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  16. What a lovely package for a fabulously useful Gift Card! All your sweet little details -- the baker's twine, seam binding bow, buttons and sparkly star -- just make this BEAUTIFUL and very SPECIAL!!! Job well done, Karen!!!

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  17. Such a clever idea and great gift! Thanks for joining in again at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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  18. Beautiful! Love the vintage style.

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  19. Hi Karen - thanks for stopping by my blog - and for the kind comments - yes, I accepted a DT position - I think it is going to be an exciting adventure for me - I will be posting next week - Pauline has everything so organized and that helps a great bit! Loving my crafting - I should have done this years ago! Enjoy your day! Love in Jesus - Gail

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  20. oh la la mais quel talent c'est trop joli, biz

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  21. Hi Karen - question on the Word Art Wednesday blog - I put up cards today with one or two wording on them - Joy, Merry Christmas, Noel - are those OK as they are not quotes - sorry, I did not mean to break any rules. Let me know when you get a chance - enjoy your day! Gail

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  22. Beautiful creation and a perfect idea to use up some stash. Love the layout and the vintage look.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  23. Gorgeous gift card holder, love all your fab details! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  24. Very cute love the papers, so delicate.. Thanks for joining us this week at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!! Sandy :)

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  25. like the idea and all the info..i might need it when use this design for Gift Card envelopes.

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  26. Lovely idea! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

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