Friday, 18 December 2015

Gift Card Holder - JAI #293

Welcome to Friday and the countdown is on - only 1week to go until Christmas and all the joy and busyness that brings :-) Here in Melbourne, it's mighty hot too - 37 degrees Celsius today and possibly nudging 40 tomorrow... Our friends in South Australia have it hotter though so we can't complain too much. The only ice/and or snow we will be seeing this Christmas will be the soft serve confectionary type :-0

Over at Just Add Ink we have a fabulous new challenge for you! Kim has suggested that we Just Add…A Gift Card Holder. Such a fun idea and so useful too as they are such popular gifts for all occasions but especially in the holiday season.  This will be our last challenge of the year and lasts for TWO WEEKS- closing DEC 30, so hopefully you can take some time to join us and share what you are creating to hold your Gift Cards this Christmas. 

I find Visa gift cards are great for sending overseas  - especially as I am not always sure whether the Store cards are accepted in some places or not :-) They are a little larger than the ordinary card size as they come enclosed with the instructions….so I decided to make a slim box for this one using the Envelope Punch Board. 

I scored this pretty DSP as if was using a 10x14cm (4x6 1/2") envelope and before I rotated the DSP, made a second score line about 1/2 a cm after the initial score all the way around. And I rounded all the corners as it gives a neat and even finish. Then it was just a case of putting it together and decorating using the star framelits and the now retired, Bright & Beautiful stamp set.

From the back - the gold bow covers the ribbon join :-)

Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Season of Cheer, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
Stamps: Bright & Beautiful (retired), Reason For the Season,
Accessories: Big shot, Star Framelits, Gold EP, Pool Party EP, Snowflake Elements, Triple Banner Punch, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Gold Cording Trim, Organza Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see what our fabulous design team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you create to hold your Gift Cards this year!

I will be back before Christmas but in case I miss you, I hope you have a wonderfully happy and safe Christmas and I'd like to thank everyone who has taken the time to leave comments here over the year - they all are so very much appreciated :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Using the envelope punch board is a great idea Jan. I absolutely love how you dressed it up. All the rich gold tones are just gorgeous with the bold pale blue stripes. Wishing you a lovely Christmas. xxx

  2. Gorgeous! The soft colours and stripes are such a lovely combination and the addition of the gold sparkle makes it very lush indeed. Merry Christmas Jan. xx

  3. I absolutely love the dsp and colours you've used here, Jan. The gold and pale blue is a lovely combo, and one I'm definitely going to try myself. This is a beautiful gift card holder. Lucky recipient! xxx

  4. This is just gorgeous Jan, and I love that colour combo! So elegant :) Happy New Year!

  5. Great idea Jan, to make a box to hold the gift card! It looks amazing decorated with the stars! - Katerina