Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Different Gift Card Holder

Hi and happy Wednesday ~

I'm here to explain my disappearing act recently. Last week a very dear friend of mine died suddenly. It was a tragic accident and a senseless waste of a precious life. So everything went on hold while I dealt with the emotions that go with such a loss. The funeral was yesterday and sad as that was, it was also a celebration of a wonderful life lived. Now I must concentrate once again on Christmas being just a few days away - yikes!

Nothing much has been happening in the craft room, however, I have this little gift card holder to show you. I used Marina Mist c/s and matching dsp, along with some Real Red c/s on the embellishment. I didn't photograph the itunes card which fits a Real Red backing piece with punched 'slits' neatly.


I first saw one of these over at Stampin With Sue here. While I didn't follow Sue's tutorial specifically (my opening/closing is different and my embellishment is attached differently), it is very easy to follow and I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results if you give one of these a try.

Hope to be back with more in the next day or two and share some more Christmas goodies. Take care.

8 comments:

  1. OMG!! P this is the cutest thing ever!! Love the little ovaly (new crafting word ok!) that represent a bow on top! Absolutely beautiful gift!

    So sorry to hear about your friend - so sad leading up to christmas!

    Luv K
    x

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  2. Love your version of the gift card, it looks great in the blues.

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  3. Ohhh so cute!!! Loving the Marina Mist :)

    I was so glad I could be there with you over the weekend to help take your mind of things for a little while and give you a big cuddle.

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  4. VERY cute! Such a great idea! Love that top "bow" bit (as Karen described it!) - that's real creative!

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  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. May your memories of happier times give you comfort.

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  6. So sorry to hear of your sudden loss of a friend. Hope you are feeling okay.

    This is a gorgeous gift card holder and I also agree with Karen on the very lovely "ovaly" bow. It's a perfect embellishment.

    Karen G.

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  7. I have really enjoyed this blog. Keep up the good work. The Septic Tank Man

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  8. This is goreous.
    Its a tragic loss... just know we are all here for you.
    Have a lovely Christmas

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