Sunday, January 24, 2016

Valentine Matchbook Gift-Holder

What a lovely gift-giving idea.  I saw this tutorial over on the Papertrey Ink Blog, and I've been wanting to create one all week,  I just didn't have time until late last night.  I made it just the right size to tuck in the cute, small Starbucks gift card.
I just took some red cardstock to create the matchbook cover, and then added a PTI die-cut (love), and the smallest heart from the PTI heart die-cut set,  I also added some decorative patterned paper on the edge, and a 3-D heart.
I'm playing along in the challenge at PTI, and there's just a little time left if you want to give it a try and play along as well.

Make It Monday #237 - Parpertrey Ink's Matchbook Valentine's Tutorial - I made mine just big enough for a Starbucks gift card, and I used two different PTI dies.  The gift card just slides right in, and I created a pocket for it inside.  Super cute, fun project!

Faith, Hope and Love - I is For "I Love You" - I used hearts and the word "love", and I LOVE STARBUCKS!!  So does my daughter, and this is for her to let her know "I love you" at Valentine's and always.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog - Challenge #88 - Love Is In The Air

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off and Link It Up Party

Lori Hairston's Sweet Chouxchoux Paper Art Challenge #3 -  Valentine's/Hearts

Challenges are so much fun.  I sure hope you will stop by to check out these fun challenges, and the great challenges at Word Art Wednesday as well.  I'm always SO grateful to have you play along there as well.  Hope you're all having a richly blessed week!




  1. Oh Karen, this is so sweet! I love the bold black and red together and as a gift card holder, it's adorable! What a clever, clever idea for a matchbook card!

  2. Oh how fun!! Love your bright red with black accents! Cute matchbook!

  3. Love it! Great way to give a giftcard!

  4. Hi Karen: Hope all is well with you and you're family. wanted to stop by and say Hello, You're card is lovely I like the 3D effect. Truly lovely !

    God Bless

  5. Love your bold gift card holder! Love how you added the Starbucks band to your cup. So glad you linked to my Valentines/Hearts Challenge!

  6. I love the LOVE die, and am a big fan of black, white, and red color schemes! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love is in the Air challenge!


  7. Now that's the kind of gift I love. What a cute card and holder. Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up.

  8. This is adorable Karen - I won a Starbucks in December - and tried the Mocha - Yum - still could get another have money left - have a lovely week!