Monday, December 4, 2017

Gift Card Holder

     The theme today over at Catch the Bug's Holiday Chaos is to make a gift, or a gift holder, which can include gift card holders.   Since I needed a couple of gift card holders, I jumped in and made this one, using one of the Bugaboo Bears.  Teddy Bears are fun images any time of year, but at Christmas they are true favorites of mine whether they be polar bears, koala bears, or little brown teddy bear cubs.  I love them because they are just so cuddly compared to other Christmas animals.  When was the last time you hugged your penguin?  lol  Yes, teddy bears are definitely the best.


Here's a photo of the inside.



     I colored the bear with my ProMarkers and die cut him with a die from Cottage Cutz.  The die is actually a rounded square but I cut twice, adjusting the placement of the die on the second cut to get a rectangle instead of a square.  The "For You" sentiment was printed with a computer font and fussy cut before adding it to the rectangle of burgundy CS. 

     The initial measurements of the kraft CS are 6.5 inches x 4.75 inches.  I scored and folded at just short of 3 inches, flipped it around and scored and folded at .5 inch.  I cut a piece of the burgundy CS, added a piece of kraft CS on top and used doubled stick tape on both ends and the bottom, then adhered that on the inside to make the pocket for the gift card.

     The bear is adhered to the outside on the back of the card pocket flap. The narrow flap will fold down and can be sealed with double stick tape to keep the card safely secured inside.

     Challenges:
Aloha Friday
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Brown Sugar
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafty Catz
Morgan's Art World
Take It, Make It

     Happy Crafting, my friends.  NanaConnie

16 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Ahh, give the penguins a break!! They are so darn cute to watch!! But I have to admit I love Teddy Bears too! And mice and all critters! Your gift card holder is adorable!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great gift card holder with that super cute bear, NC.

Lisa Lynn said...

That is a wonderful gift card holder. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at the Holiday Chaos 2017 Gift/Gift Holder Challenge, Lisa Lynn GDT.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous gift card holder and just adorable image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

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Lynne said...

A super gift card holder with adorable image. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

Sheryl said...

This is such a lovely way to give a gift card. I love the image.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

tilly said...

a lovely gift pocket, thanks for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again
Tilly

Julie said...

fab gift card holder
Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments
Julie T

Pippa said...

Great gift card holder. Thanks for sharing at Catch the Bug. Pippa DT

Billie A said...

Wonderful gift card holder and I love the Bugaboo image. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.. (and Catch the bug)

Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative With Stamps
Catch The Bug
Inspiration Destination
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Pause Dream Enjoy
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Tammy Miller said...

Thanks so much for joining in our ABC Challenge of our Holiday Chaos! I love his project! Thanks for taking the time to join our event and help make it a success!

Sarah said...

What a sweet gift card holder and a sweet bear too. Thank you for joining in at AYLI. Sarah DT

Loose Stitches said...

Such and adorable card holder! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld! We hope to see you again!
Sherry x - CT for Morgan's ArtWorld

Linda said...

Love your little gift card holder. Have a lovely Christmas, and thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Elena Orsi said...

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar last month.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs
Brown Sugar DT
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