greeting cards

Stripy gift card

CR00460 square

And this is the last of my festive creations for this year. I hope that everyone has had a pleasant Christmas and I promise I will catch up with everyone’s blogs and comments — December has had more than its fair share of stresses this year, so I’ve been truly grateful for this few peaceful days and some time spent with friends.

Apparently the youngest nephew didn’t want presents this year; instead, he was collecting cash for something computery, so I needed to put together a quick gift card for him.

Whenever I have leftover bits of card and patterned paper, if they are too narrow to really be useful I trim them into strips and store them in a ziploc bag. Earlier this year I sat down and turned some of them into panels.

Conveniently, one of them was suitably Christmassy so I trimmed it down to size and glued it flat onto a small square card base. I was going to stick the die-cut sentiment directly over the top, but it got a bit lost against the stripes so I added a strip of vellum underneath it.

CR00460 inside

I used a strip of the leftover panel to hold the cash — which we all know is the only important part for a thirteen-year-old boy — in place inside the card.

CR00460 detail


  • dies:
    Tonic – wave merry Christmas
  • embossing folder:
    Darice – circle in circle
  • paper and card:
    scrap of gold card
    Anita’s white vellum
    strips of card and patterned paper
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – cotton white

CR00460 display

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