Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Elf Ornament Gift Card Holders





Now is the time that I start to panic as I realize that I may not get it 'ALL' done before Xmas.  Since this year I am mostly giving gift cards (easy to mail and one size fits all), I decided to work on gift card holders first.  I may have seen something like this on someone's blog site but I think the idea came to me as I was falling into dreamland.  The hexagon shaped ornament was easily die cut with the Big Pro Sizzix CD holder die. (If you don't own a Big Pro machine, you can check at your local Ben Franklin Crafts to see if they have the die available for free in store use....you only need to buy the paper!)  To make this project even more speedy, I used the Bo Bunny die cut elves (from a package of assorted pieces) who match the Bo Bunny 12x12 card stock that was used for the holder.  The signs that the elves are holding are simple shapes cut from scraps and have Studio G glitter stickers ($1.25 a sheet) applied.
                                          
 Here's a close-up of the ornament top.  The gold part is just a piece of gold foil paper (from American Crafts 6x6 pad) folded and trimmed with a scallop edge scissors.  Gold wire was formed into a circle and placed in the fold of the gold paper.  A piece of mini holly garland was added for embellishment and the banner tag (tied on with Doodlebug Xmas twine) was made using two pieces from the same package of Bo Bunny die cuts.
This is what the ornament looks like from the back.  I was planning to put the ornament cap on one of the corners but then realized that it would make the holder hard to open.
Opened all the way, the holder has lots of room for a message or even a photo.  In fact, the holder can probably accommodate some flat earrings or even better, a few folded bill$!
As you can see the Xmas line of Bo Bunny card stock is lovely and the pack of Bo Bunny die cuts has lots of pieces to work with so you can easily make many ornament gift card holders.  All the materials used on this project were purchased from House Mart Ben Franklin Crafts.  Well, gotta go and make more of these card holders and move on to calendars and thank you cards. Hope you're having fun crafting even though you are probably working into the wee hours of the morning.  Hang in there, and thank you for taking the time to see what I'm doing during this holiday season.

4 comments:

Handmade Cuties said...

This is great. I like how you used that gold wire on the top. Pretty!

Creations by Shirl said...

Simply cute, love the design..

Annette Allen said...

the shape those little Elf's.. adorable..

Tammi said...

How cute these are, what a fun idea! Cool shape too.