Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here with you today sharing a new project or should I say projects as part of Gifts Week here on the Pink Paislee blog. We are getting into the festive spirit sharing some fun ideas for you at home to maybe join in and recreate too!
Apart from buying gifts for children I find adults hard to buy gifts for nowadays. Lots of people tend to go and buy things when they want them now and unless I hear subtle hints dropped, I am sometimes unsure of what to buy people. I also hate the thought of buying someone something that they do not like and then it just sits in the cupboard, so this is where this gift idea comes from. In recent years, as I said, I have begun to give gift cards to people if I am stuck for what to buy them. That way I know that they can buy something that they may like or spend the card however they wish. I love to create holders of some sort to hold these cards. They add that thoughtfulness and are a handmade and special touch when giving them.
Here are the gift card holders which I created for today’s post:
Here is a process of how these gift card holders came together:
The below gift card holder is perfect for those coffee lovers in your life, how cute to include a coffee gift card in a holder shaped like a coffee cup?! The design can be found in the silhouette store here and was really straight forward and easy to assemble once I had all the pieces cut. I cut the red of the coffee cup from Paper 17 in the Turn the Page collection. It is a beautiful traditional red and perfect for this project. The buckle is cut from a paper in the Outfitters 6×6 paper pad that has a soft wood panel look. I thought it would add a nice contrast to the black and the red on the rest of the cup. The gift card itself (see green card in image below) just slides in as the holder is like a pocket. I was able to add dimension while adhering by adding foam adhesive to the top of the cup and the belt and buckle too.
The second gift card holder was another cut file from the Silhouette Design store. This time it is shaped like an actual gift with the bow on top. The bow is attached to a piece which slides completely out of the holders pocket. The cut file had little notches cut into the four corners where you pop the gift card so it stays secure and in place (like the gold gift card in the image below). For this holder I have used the amazing plaid Paper 06 as the gift base, added black card stock for the ribbon and bow and Paper 17 from Turn the Page again for the bow accents. The plaid look is on trend in homewares and decorative Christmas items so I thought this would be a perfect fit.
For the last gift card holder I am sharing today I could not go past creating one with a Santa theme. This file again was from the Silhouette Design Store and can be downloaded here. To create this holder I used some of the red Paper 17 from Turn the Page again and also a small scrap of Paper 11 which is the green holly leaves on Santa’s hat. The card slides into the pocket behind Santa’s beard (see the gold card in the image below) and this holder is in tag form which means that you can attach it to the Christmas Tree like a decoration or to another present. To add dimension I adhered the top of the hat and Santa’s beard with a foam adhesive. I also added an enamel dot from my stash to represent the berry. So cute!
I hope that you have been inspired by these gift card ideas today. Giving a gift card in a handmade holder adds a nice sentimental touch to the gift and I am sure the recipient would really appreciate the gesture. Any questions at all about how to make these don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the section below!