Thursday, May 6, 2010

Limelight Project Parade ~ A Gift Card Bouquet!

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It's the 6th of the month! that means...
The Limelight Papercrafts Chicks have a project to share today!

It's a Gift Card Bouquet!

I've been to some parties and shower where the 'prizes' for the games were gift cards!
(around $5 each)

Here is a cute idea for how to show them off at your soiree!

This metal stand is a photo holder from The Container Store.
You could also use bamboo skewers and place them in a cute flower pot or vase.

I'll show you each up close and then a picture tutorial on how to make them.

This one is my favorite!!

All patterned paper is from the Webster's Pages Garden Gala/Seaside Retreat/Nature's Storybook 6x6 paper pack.
OMGoodness, this is THE BEST paper!!!

I just love the image on this one...I paired it with the 'Cafe a la Friendship' sentiment from the Unity Feb 10 Store KOM: Life is Fabulous.

This holder would be perfect for a coffee shop gift card!!

More totally fabulous Webster's Pages paper.

This time it's great for a book store gift card!!

I embellished with 2 Basic Grey Buttons tied with May Arts Burlap String in Natural.

The ribbon to hold it closed is May Arts 1.5" Ivory Silk Ribbon.

And this one is fabulous for a gift card for some yummy Chinese food!

The sentiment is also from the Unity Feb 10 Store KOM: Life is Fabulous.

The ribbon is May Arts 1.5" Taupe Silk Ribbon.

Want to make some of these?
Here's how...
I originally learned this concept from former Limelight Designer Ryann Salamon.

1. Cut an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock in half lengthwise.

2. Score at 4, 5.5 and 7 as seen below:

3. Fold along score lines:

4. Use adhesive to 'attach' the gift card holder part:

5. I used the word window punch and a circle punch to make a place for the gift card to 'sit' :

6. Complete holder by embellishing as you wish!

Click on over to Limelight Papercrafts!
Be sure to check the homepage for the SALES!


StampinCathy said...

Your cards are adorable and just love how you used the DP. This is such a great idea and thanks for a great tutorial.

farmhouse-story said...

CUTE, jenmarie:) thanks for the tutorial!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, fabulous idea Jen Marie! love your neutral cards-soooo pretty with those webster pages dp!

Anonymous said...

How FUN... a card bouquet! Love it. Love the giftcard holder tutorial too!

lisa a.

jan metcalf said...

Great post! Great ideas!

Poppit said...

What a gorgeous display. Thanks for sharing

Christi said...

OMG! This idea is fabulous!! I really LOVE it and all those cards are just too cute! Soooo creative!! smiles....

Jennie said...

Oh this is so creative Jen! Love those gift card holders and the Webster's Pages you used. Great job :o)

Alison H said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh! Love it!!

Rose said...

what an awesome idea!! your cards are fantastic and thanks for the tut on making them :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER ideas! Love all three of those cards--and I love the idea for gift card holder...gotta try that;)

Jenny said...

Lovely projects!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) how are you too?

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! These are as cute as can be! Love the design! :)

Ravengirl said...

Such a fresh idea and you slipped a tutorial in there too! Love it!

Mandy said...

what a wonderful idea! super how you coordinated the papers with the gift cards that could go inside!

Unknown said...

These are gorgeous Jen! I love all your details and the stamps you used are awesome! Thanks for the fun!

Marsha Fisher said...

These are just beautiful on the outside...and what a great way to hold a gift card! TFS :-)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Brilliant and absolutely gorgeous! I'm saving this idea for a tough to buy for family member!

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