Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Doodlebug 'Frosty Friends' Gift Card Holders


I love to read craft magazines.  Recently, I was thumbing through the Nov. 2014 issue of CardMaker 'Happy Holidays' issue when I spied an easy and clever gift card holder on page 26.  I quickly made a bunch of these in solid colored card stock.

Then the fun began as I started cutting out double sided Doodlebug 'Frosty Friends' card stock (from HM Ben Franklin Crafts) to decorate the inside and outside of the card holders.  Together with the matching Doodlebug stickers and washi tape plus some American Crafts glitter tape and snowflakes (also from BFC), I was able to create an infinite variety of card holders.
The original card holder in the magazine was folded in reverse of mine but I liked having the flap on the outside so the holder looks like a wallet.  Also I used mini Velcro tabs (from BFC)  to close my gift card holders but the one in the magazine had a decorated band holding it closed.
I made all the insides different but this the one that I liked best.   I used less colorful DB paper on the top so that the die cut foil words would show better but to add a little needed color I simply applied some DB washi tape. I attached some washi tape to the bottom panel too, but made sure to leave room for a message.

                                                 
 Here is a photo of how the gift card looks when inserted in the holder.  The center part actually stands up with the card for a great presentation. I put the card in upside-down so you could see that it was a Ben Franklin Crafts gift card. That reminds me.....it must be time for a giveaway! Read on.
Okay drum roll please.... the randomly selected (from my Nov. comments) winner of a $25 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card is.....Annette Allen! (My Clever Creations) ( Annette please send your mailing address to this email (lsakami@aol.com) so I can get the card to you asap.  All you have to do to be my next winner is to comment on any of my posts and when I choose the next giveaway month I may select your name from all the comments from that month.  Happy Crafting and leave a comment if you have some time to spare during this busy holiday season.  I love hearing from all of you!

7 comments:

eva said...

wow, these are super cute! i love those penguins!

Creative M said...

Adorable!! Congrats to the winner!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Annette Allen said...

wow those are so fun.. great way to get a gift card.. love them

Annette Allen said...

I forgot to say THANK YOU... YAY for me..

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wowie!!!! These are so darned CUTE!!! Totally sweet!

yyam said...

Ooooooh...how cute are these! I love how beautifully decorated they are!

Yay for Annette!

Leanne said...

Awwww Adorable!! Those Doodlebug images, paper and accessories are super cute. I love the color palette you chose and all the fun accents. I'll have to remember this one. Thanks for sharing and YAY for Annette!