Celebrate You

My daughter celebrated her birthday last month.  Naturally I had to make her special gift card holders for her gifts.  When I make my gift card holders I usually do not close them up so that the recipient can reuse it.  This is no exception.  I also went with a simple sentiment as it gives my daughter many possibilities for reusing the gift card holder.

As per usual, I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the gift card holders.  The Envelope Punch Board is on sale right now.  You can check it out here.  Here’s the two gift card holders I made…


I also got a bunch of makeup brushes that she wanted and also had to make my own packaging for them.  Here’s what I came up with…


I used the 2, 4, 6, 8 templates.  These are super easy to make.  You can search for this box as there are many tutorials out there.

Until next time…have fun creating!!


Christmas Gift Card Holders

Well look at this… I am posting again!!!

First I would like to talk about Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up again.  I have received many messages about it.  For those of you that are on the fence…try it!!!  What have you got to lose.  You can sign up for one month and if you do not like it you can cancel.  The best option right now is to get a three month subscription because you save a few dollars but it also qualifies you for one free item from Sale-A-Bration.  Here is the direct link to purchase Paper Pumpkin.  If you have any other question, please message me!

Now on to some projects I was working on…

Have you ever noticed the gift cards are all on the larger scale now.  Well I had a few to give as gifts at Christmas and I wanted something a little prettier to put them in.  With the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin’ Up you can make any size of envelope you would like.  It has to be one of my favourite punch boards.  I find I use it all of the time.  It’s not just for envelopes.  You can also make boxes with it.  I made some boxes for Christmas treats and will show that on another post.


See super cute and soooo easy to make.

Have you used the Envelope Punch Board?  If so, I would love to see what you have made with it.

Until next time…have fun creating!!


Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder

Here’s part two for my nephew’s birthday present.

I designed a tri-fold gift card holder for the slightly bigger gift cards.  Here’s the front…


Here’s the inside…


I think he liked it a lot!!

Until next time…have fun creating!!



K is for…

My son’s girlfriend recently had a birthday while she was on vacation.  I wanted to get her a little something but wasn’t sure what.  So I got a gift card….but as a crafter you can’t just hand over a gift card….you have to dress it up a little.

I used the envelope punch board and made a custom size envelope.

Here’s what I came up with…


Super simple.

Until next time…have fun creating!!


Happy Birthday Hannah!

Today is a friend’s birthday!  Believe it or not I had a hard time trying to figure out what I was going to make for this person.  Here is what I came up with…


I used My Creative Time’s Chalkboard Birthday set.

I think it turned out pretty cute!!  I think Hannah will like it too!

Until next time…have fun creating!!


Super quick gift card holder…and a giveaway?!

I have a number of various gift card holders made up just in case I need them.  Sometimes the simple ones work the best and when it’s for a male you know where it will end up.  So I used the envelope punch board to make the gift card holder.


The stamp is from My Creative Time.


See….it fits a gift card perfectly.

Since it is Friday and I feel like I am starting to get back in the swing of things I thought I would do a giveaway.  All you need to do is leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you on this post.  I will pick a winner next Friday!  That’s it…easy peasy!

Until next time…have fun creating!!!


Happy Birthday Cassidy-part 2

Here is another project I made for the birthday girl…


Cute and simple gift card holder using My Creative Time’s gift card holder die.

Inside was a gift card to McDonalds….what child doesn’t love that.

Until next time…have fun creating!!


A Simple Gift Card

I had a gift card for a friend for her birthday….but I don’t really like handing over a gift card as it is and there is no way that me, a paper crafter, will hand it over in the “envelope” that the company provides.  So here is what I came up with…


Until next time….have fun creating!!


Treats with the Envelope Punch Board

Who knew this We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board was sooo easy to use!!  I am having a lot of fun with it.  I made these treats to take to the hockey game..only to find out our hockey game was cancelled due to the ice storm.

Here’s what they look like…


It’s a little box with so Christmas life savers in it!

Until next time…have fun creating!!