Wednesday, March 30, 2011

No joke....

Happy Wednesday all! I cannot believe it is the end of March already. Time sure does fly by. And in case you hadn't heard - Friday is April Fool's Day (and my friend Rachel's birthday), and a large scale storm is headed our way here in Maine. 6-12 inches of snow. Apparently no one told Mother Nature that spring officially started over a week ago! NO MORE SNOW PLEASE!!

So - today I will make you think happy thoughts with this colorful birthday gift card holder.

I will get the deminsions for you and post them soon. But in the meantime, take a peek:

I made the base of the card using red card stock and made a mat using black card stock, which really made the colors pop on this card! And I love how it uses circles everywhere. I punched the circles using various circle punches and cut off the edges of some, if needed. Above the sentiment, I cut a small piece of orange card stock and adhered 3 circles to the back and wrapped some ribbon around the base. I also took a small piece of ribbon and tied a bow (and adhered it with a pop dot.)

The inside of the card is where you make the fold for the gift card.

I punched the slot with the word window punch (I had to punch, slide over and punch again). I place a small piece of black as a mat here in the inside too to accent the circles here! Before I adhered the fold up, I cut a small piece of yellow card stock in where the fold would be to add some extra color behind the punched area. I added some sticky strip to the side edges and adhered!

To the top section I added a white mat and another small orange circle with a "for you" sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed this updated version of a gift card holder. (perhaps the next time I make it - I will use the new embossed techinque that is all the rave, and emboss all the circles onto the black mat and then embellish it! Who knows!!)

Thanks for popping in today!

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