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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Tags & Trimmings Gift Card Holder and some pretty co-ordinating Gift Tags

I love making my own gift boxes and Christmas is the perfect excuse for really going to town and crafting up a storm.

Lately I have found that the way I shop for gifts has changed quite drastically.  It was usual in the past to ask what someone might want and go search the shops for it. But now with the rise of online shopping and the plethora of Gift Cards from the likes of Amazon, I have found that people prefer to receive Gift Cards and choose their own gifts.

So isn't it great that Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies has a little Pillow Box Die which is the perfect size to hold Gift Cards.   You can simply run a couple of pieces of card stock through your Big Shot and you have the template for a basic Pillow Box.Well, I have some very girly girls in my family, who just love pink and sparkly !!  So here is a little Gift Card holder I made yesterday.   

I used Versamark, Heat & Stick and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on a couple of pieces of Powder Pink card stock to give myself a gorgeous pink twinkling base from which to die cut my Pillow Box template some snowflakes, tags and a cute little heart.  Please note that Heat & Stick is no longer available from Stampin' Up!, but Ranger sell a Sticky Embossing Powder which serves the same purpose as Heat & Stick.

This series of photos shows each stage

Pillowbox Template, Versamark, Heat & Stick & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter ready to create sparkly card stock
All die cut and ready to assemble
I cut away the two side strips on the sparkly card to make the box easier to assemble
Finished Pillow Box Gift Box

......... and another !

I really enjoy creating these, so I made another - this time stamping my template with tiny snowflakes from the Tags & Trimmings stamp set.

Well I am now all glittered out - my desk looks like it has been covered in fairy dust, so I had better get out the vacuum cleaner !

Thanks for stopping by - and I would love you to pop back again for my next project.   Have a great weekend !

Linda  xx
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  1. So very beautiful! And thank you very much for the tip on heat and stick. I just have to make these.

    1. Thanks Patricia - would love to know how yours turned out xx

  2. Hi Linda.

    Wow, what a gift card holder.How delicate and beautiful it looks. I think it would mean as much or more than the gift card. It's what i'd call a keeper.
    Thanks for sharing, Margaret xx

    1. Aww thanks Margaret - I was really pleased with the result xxx

  3. Hi Linda just love these so beautiful
    Love and huggles

  4. This really makes a gift card look special! Lovely design Linda

  5. This is brilliant for changing any piece of card into glitter card!! The powder pink is beautiful glittered! I love how you have decorated your pillow box, it's stunning and so beautiful xx

    1. Thanks Cal. I love the fact that you can create glitter card in any colour using DD xx

  6. Stunning little boxes Linda x

  7. Totally agree what fabulous gift boxes I can't choose between the two so i suppose i will have to make both.

    1. They are fun to make Lorraine. You will enjoy it x

  8. C'est vraiment superbe !Bravo c'est tout en harmonie.
    Merci beaucoup pour le tuto .


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