Thursday, November 7, 2013

Anything but a Card at House Mouse & Friends Blog

Hello friends it’s another new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge, and I’m early getting mine done. Since it is getting closer to Christmas I decided to join in the Anything but a Card challenge and make a gift card holder. Now I made one of these before and it’s a very simple design. I know I found it on someone’s blog and for some reason or other I can’t find the instruction paper with the name on it, You can be sure I will give credit when I find out.
This is the closed card, I used a DCWV Christmas pad and Riding hood Red cardstock. I used this cute little guy in an ornament it’s just perfect for this size project. It was layered on a leftover snowflake and then the scalloped punched cardstock.
          Not a very good picture but this is the gift card holder open.
Base 7 X 4 1/4 Score at 2 1/2 and 5 1/2
Patterned Paper:cut 2 pieces  2 1/4 X 4  and 1 piece 1 1/4 X 4
Fold on score lines, on the 2 1/2 section attach with a strong double sided tape to make a pocket..
Add the patterned paper to the front and inside as in the picture.
Belly Band: 9 1/2 X 1 1/8 Patterned paper 4 3/8 X 1
Wrap band around the card holder and attach together, add patterned paper to the front and decorate as desired.
Being crafters you shouldn’t have any trouble following the instructions it is a really quick and easy gift card holder.
I am entering this in the Anything but a Card challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge you will find HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today come back again soon.


Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Mousey hugs
Tracy x

crafty said...

This is such a lovely idea. Mary GD at HMFMC

Lynn's Place said...

I love this image I've used it lots in the past...really like how the snowflake brings it all together...tfs...great job

Chris Dring said...

Barb, this is absolutely adorable! Love it!

Jessi Fogan said...

OMG it's adorable! I love how you layered the mouse on top of the snowflake & scalloped mat - it looks like an ornament :)

Tracy said...

Your gift card holder is adorable.
I love these House Mouse images :)
I make my gift card holders like this, I got the idea from Dawn from Dawns stamping thoughts :)

Sue said...

Barb, love this little mouse in the ornament image. Think I need to get it. Pretty traditional colors and love the gift card enclosure, always handy during the holidays.
Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


America said...

Totally adorable Gift Card Holder. Great use of cuts, fabulous colors and fun papers. Lovely take on the House-Mouse & Friends "Anything Goes Challenge". Good Luck to you. Hope you'll join us again next week. :)

Christine said...

Super cute gift holder lovely trad Xmas colours & your sweet HM image looks so

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Kimbo said...

What a perfect way to receive a gift card - so cute and I love how you've layered it on the snowflake. Thanks for showing it at House-Mouse & Friends. Kim (GDT) x