Sunday, 12 April 2009

365 Cards - Day 43 - Scor-It Sunday Gift Card Holder

So, here we are, Scor-It Sunday, now that my fellow bloggers have sorted me out on Gift Cards and pockets: for anyone who's interested, a gift card is a plastic card (about credit card sized) that appears to have replaced the old paper gift vouchers. And now I come to think of it, Argos gave me a free £10 one when I bought that de-humidifier last year, wonder how long it lasts and more importantly, where is it? And the pocket is in the inside not the outside, otherwise it's not a surprise! (Actually anyone getting a gift card from me would be surprised with or without the holder lol) Talking of no surprises, I used the scraps from yesterday's Stampin' Saturday background, which despite the tiny dimensions of the card (3.5"x4" ish) didn't quite fit, hence the judicious use of some orange ribbon to cover the join...

This pic is of the scraps before I started, I've still got a few tiny bits left, but I think I'm going to have to admit defeat on using them on another card by themselves, unless it's for a doll's house... but don't be surprised if they appear on something else later on!

Inside the card holder I have a pocket with a cutout so you can get the gift card out (using the Quilting Ovals I bought yesterday at Hobbycraft as a template), and a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment in Versacolour Peony; sorry forgot to rotate it before I uploaded it!
The cardstock holding everything together is a piece of Canford Orange thin card. I was going to make an envelope out of the rest of the orange card, but after I'd carefully measured the dimensions and worked out 'seam allowances' for the flaps, I really carefully cut out a rectangle for the envelope without the allowances after all that counting and calculating. So, no envelope. Sigh there is no end to the muppetry really. Good black comedy moment though when I realised what I'd done...

Talking of black comedy moments, or in this case, multicoloured ones, those VersaColour inks had STILL not dried on the cat stamping - and i'm now the proud possessor of a cat face imprint on three of my fingers - lucky I'm not back at work until Tuesday, hopefully it'll wear off before I get mocked!


  1. Great card holder despite no envie and cat stamped fingers! Thanks for joining us today!

  2. beautiful card holder. Sometimes cuticle remover removes colour without hurting your skin. Good luck

  3. Love it! The colors are gorgeous!

  4. Great card, love the color!

  5. great job with todays challenge. Thanks so much for playing.

  6. Great gift card holder. I am very impressed with the way you have used so much of this paper. I have been doing much the same with mine.

  7. Great job with this challenge I like the idea of using up your paper stash. I made my project with some paper I had been hoarding. That is what I like about the 365 Cards blog it forces me to finally use my most precious, precious

    Debbie Stelton

  8. FABulous gift card holder...I love the color!


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