Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elegant Gift Card Holder

 This year I bought my sons' teachers and paras gift cards. They work so hard all year; it's the least I can do. I did not just want to hand them a gift card.  I wanted them to know how special they are and how much I appreciate them.  So I took some time to make these fabulous gift boxes.
 I started by cutting a box from Spring Holiday Cards.  The paper is BoBunny.  I used by Gypsy to size so the sizing I used is a bit odd.  If you are using any of your Cricuts traditionally, size it to 3.50.  If you use Gypsy, DS, or CCR- You can download my Gypsy file for free at the end of the post.
 I then folded the box.  This box is pretty easy.  The scoremarks can be seen but are not huge either. The box can be folded to open and close on the side or on the top.
I know several of my readers have stated how much they learn better in a video so I made you one on how to fold this box.
This is the direct link to the video.  I add this link for my email subscribers who may not be able to see the video in the embedded feed. If you are viewing this on the blog there is no need to click the link unless you want to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
Once my box was folded, I made my pinecone. This pine cone is made from pear shapes from Gypsy Wanderings. If you own a Gypsy, you have this cartridge. If you do not have a Gypsy, many other Cricut cartridges offer pear shapes. Mine are sized at .75 and .85  inches.  If you use another cartridge you  may have to play with the sizing a bit.
Here is the video on how to make these pinecones.  They look so real in person and they are really easy once you get the hang of it.
This is the direct link to the video.  I add this link for my email subscribers who may not be able to see the video in the embedded feed. If you are viewing this on the blog there is no need to click the link unless you want to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
If you cannot do video or want to see a photo tutorial: you can visit: Noel Tag
 Next I cut the greenery from Straight From the Nest.  I love this cartridge for any kind of nature cuts. The spiky greenery is cut at 2.50 inches. The long scrolled greenery is at 2.07 inches (remember f you are cutting traditionally, size up or down to the nearest 1/4 inch.)
I then wrapped my box up with some ribbon and added the greenery on top and then the pinecone.
The added elements on the top really make this look like a special gift.
This is the free Gypsy file for download. The files includes all elements seen on the project.
 Ready for some giveaways?!?! This week I am the Guest Designer at Everyday Cricut. I am so honored that Joy and Melanie asked me to join them this week.  To celebrate I have a Giveaway each day this week.  Today's giveaway is the Cricut Cartridge Old West.  All you have to do is:
  • Be a follower or subscriber
  • Leave a comment on this post
You have all week to enter into each giveaway.  
Here is Monday's Link Snowflake Luminaries
Here is Tuesday's Link 3D Cone Christmas Trees
Here is Wednesday's Link Rosette Ornaments
***This giveaway has ended***
Today is my last day at Everyday Cricut this week.  I had so much fun! I have met several new friends. I want to thank both Joy and Melanie for being so welcoming!  Hopefully I can be back soon to share more creativity. Have a creative day and I will see you tomorrow when I am at She's A Sassy Lady!

102 comments:

skrapr22 said...

What a wonderful idea.....love this gift card holder. Thanks for sharing your ideas this week!!

Jessica said...

I have really enjoyed all of your projects this week. You r very talented. And have given me so many ideas! I now have a new blog to follow and I'm so excited. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas. I look forward to many more. Happy holidays!!
Jess

Peggy K said...

Oh, so pretty!!! LOVE this gift card holder!!!

jessica said...

WOW~~ What a beautiful gift card holder!! I love that pinecone and the DP is fabulous!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Rebecca White said...

I love the simple elegance in the projects you create.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love the gift card holder! The pinecones are great, too. Thanks for the chance to win "Old West" as I don't have that one.

DebJoAl said...

Who cares about the giftcard when it comes in this gorgeous giftbox. It would go straight to my Christmas tree as a ornament!

D I Britton said...

What a great and beautiful box. It is something that almost everyone would save and pass on to someone else the next year.

Tina M said...

this little box is indeed a lovely way to show appreciation! thank you so much for the great videos and file, and..for reminding me I own this cart! lol

Bobby said...

This gift box is gorgeous. I bought the Tim Holtz pinecone die but haven't had a chance to use it. I guess I could have done it your way if I'd seen this first. :)

Anonymous said...

It is so funny that you posted this project. My mom and I were just discussing how to use the cricut to make a gift card holder. I don't have a cart with boxes so I won't be able to make this anytime soon. So my gift cards will be given out in flat card holders decorated with my Cricket images. I'm bookmarking this project for the future. The pinecone and greenery really makes this one special!! Thanks for posting!!
Suzie Scrapbook
suzie.scrapbook@triad.rr.com
suzie dot scrapbook at triad dot rr dot com

Nanette said...

Beautiful! The pine cone and greenery finish it off perfectly!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

surfnfroggie said...

Your gift card holder is beautiful and thank for the how to info on the pinecone! Thanks for all your hardwork you are so inspiring!

Loster said...

What a great idea. We collect cartridges, but don't have time to experiment with all of the features - thanks for reminding us of what they can do.

lindagk23 said...

Your gift box is gorgeous! Love the pinecone! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautifully decorated box love the pine cone Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Marilyn

Sandy said...

Great idea, I can't wait to make the pinecone.

Rosemarie said...

Thanks for sharing this week - I am glad to have found your blog!

Wandeezy said...

Great work! Thanks for sharing!!!

Wanda...

ScrappyChick said...

Those pine cones really do like really real...all joking aside, you are awesome at making things look realiztic....I guess I'm going to have to practice (a lot) to get those down. They are too cool not to try to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

hmooney134@gmail.com

SeaTF said...

The pine one is amazing. Thanks"

SeaTF said...

The pine one is amazing. Thanks"

Terria said...

Just Beautiful tfs!!

Anonymous said...

I have really enjoyed your projects this week! The gift card holder is such a great idea!

Jane O'Leary said...

Wow love the pinecones, I will be trying that, thanks for the video. Have enjoyed the projects this week.

Tammy B. said...

How is it that you knew I needed a gift card box?! I just told my DH last night that I had to try to make one! I have a Gypsy, so it just got real easy! thanks so much. Your projects this week have really been fun. I hope you can come back for more fun! Merry Christmas all!

Donna said...

Love this beautiful little box. Thanks for the video, always find them so useful. Great week guesting on Everdayday Cricut.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Heather Ritchie said...

I just got my Cricut last month as a surprise birthday gift! I am so excited, and wow...SO much to learn! I am just breaking the tip of the iceberg. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful inspiration. This one especially is such a cute idea for Christmas. I am for sure going to try your pinecone today.
Thanks!
Heather

Diane A. said...

Love the card holder, when I get some time, I'll have to make some.
Love the cricut cartridges as well.

tani said...

I love the little box. You are a wonderful designer. Thanks for the chance to win so many nice prizes.

Tanya said...

Love your pine cones and the gift card holder! I did cut out some pears in different sizes, but haven't put them together yet! I will this weekend! I just love how inspiring you are! Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Love the pinecones! This gift card holder is gorgeous. Following your blog now. Thanks for sharing.

Karen's Craft Creations said...

This is wonderful. I am going to try this. Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration.

NinaDee said...

Thanks for sharing your talents..you are so creative and I really like this gift card holder and, surprisingly, I have all of the cartridges that you used (woohoo). So, of course, I will have to try it!!

Deneen said...

I love this! That pinecone is awesome. I just made some tags to give to someone and I think this would make the perfect box for them. Thanks for sharing another fabulous project.

jdkentinc at aol dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! How gorgeous!!! LOVE the idea for the greenery cuts from Straight from the Nest...I always forget about that one!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Cricut Crazy said...

Love the 3D effect! And also love that I don't have to buy Tim Holtz Pinecone die!! It is so expensive. But thanks to you I can make a pinecone using other carts I have!! Thank you!!!

Kathy

KAT said...

i just watched your amazing video on making a pinecomb. awesome....i want to let you know, you 'CAN' use bigz dies in your cuttlelbug! b plate on the bottom, bigz die, cardstock, then b plate on the top. i've been using them for years.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great box and I just love the pinecone decoration.

mam said...

How cool is that - I love the finished project. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

DonnaSue said...

Very pretty and festive! Thanks for the video.

DonnaSue said...

Very pretty and festive! Thanks for the video.

luvtosew said...

You are so creative. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Outstanding box for a gift card! I love poring over your blog and discovering beautiful projects!

Wendy T.

Bunnyfreak said...

Now I know what greenery to use on my Tim Tags - Straight from the nest. Thanks for the idea.

Cindy said...

What a great idea! Love the gift card box.

Thanks for the chance to win!
crdhins@ymail.com

Sandy Ference said...

I love this card holder. Very creative and what a lovely gift.
Thanks for the idea.
sandy17897@comcast.net

Dawn, RI said...

Love the box and pinecone. I love finding hidden treasures on the carts. TFS
Dawn RI

barbp said...

Hi Elizabeth. I have enjoyed seeing all your projects at Everyday Cricut this week. I love your work so I did something I don't do a lot of. I became a follower of your site & signed up to receive emails. :) Thanks for sharing your talents! Merry Christmas!

Cricut Chao said...

Love love love the pinecone! another beautiful project.

Chao

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful card holder.

elizabeth s said...

Very cute! Thanks for all of the great ideas this week :)

Debbie said...

love your videos, you give such inspiration to us crafters. Love the elegance of this little gift card holder thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Appleblsom13 said...

I am a FAN! You are so creative I love everything you have shown us this week.....Thanks so much! I will be following!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Such a pretty gift card holder, it is just beautiful. The decorated pine cone is the perfect addition. You are so creatively inspiring with your projects. I loved all of your creations this week!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

meredemaison said...

What a wonderful little box! I absolutely love the pinecone! There's just something so incredibly magical about it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a beautiful gift card holder! I love the tutorial for the pine cone :D I have become a follower of your blog and will visit frequently to see your creativity!
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Georgia

rhonda said...

I love this little gift box. I am going to put this cartridge on wish list right now! Thanks for a great week of projects.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Fabulous gift card box, thanks for the how to on both, the pinecones are awesome!!

Amanda said...

Elegant says it all. What a fabulously well detailed project! The pine cone is to die for!

Miranda said...

Love the gift box! TFS
Miranda :)

Bast said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanx so much for the videos and sharing your files! Love it

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Brenda said...

Thank u for sharing, your wonderful projects. I will have to book mark these projects for next year.
Brenda

GailPellegrin said...

Thanks for sharing your cut files. Old West is on my wish list. Hope I win it.

Jennifer said...

I am from Tennessee, and live on a huge farm on 100 acres. I can step out my front door and pick up 100 real pinecones if I wish, but your cricut pinecones were too cute to not make on this rainy day. I glittered mine up, and attached them to existing presents under the tree. Thanks for the idea! Have a blessed Christmas season.
Jennifer

Gingercopen said...

You do an amazing job! That is a very beautiful and elegant gift card holder! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday!

LeighAnnH said...

Great idea! Need to get to work on some...

Sara said...

Love the gift box! Your projects are great!

Sue D said...

Great way to give a gift card--love the pinecone.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays! Thank you so much for sharing your idea and gypsy file. I still have some wrapping to do and the gift card holder is perfect. I am excited to try this out this weekend. Thank you for a chance to win Old West. I have been wanting this cartridge for a really long time and am not able to find it anywhere. (bgemini90@gmail.com)

Paper Memories4u said...

So beautiful! Love seeing all your amazing projects. Dana papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Holly H. said...

Wow! Blew my mind when I saw it. Now I am excited to try it. When I first saw the pinecone, I thought it was a rose! Guess you can do that also!

Pkrausen said...

What a great idea- it's just simply beautiful!
Pat
pkrausen@aol.com

jordanbev5 said...

Fantastic pinecone!!! You are awesome in your tutorials, and I have learned so much! Am a follower and have them emailed daily! Love your blog!
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

Kris said...

So glad to have "met" you on Everyday Cricut! I've loved all your creations and hope you come back soon!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tinatealy said...

I like the pine cone!

maggie klein said...

A work of art!you really use your carts well.The box,the pine cone,the greenery....Love it all!

Miranda said...

Adorable!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscapspot.com

Momof4inArlington said...

What gift card!? I love pine cones, although, I'm not at all an outdoorsy kind of gal. They are sort of a seasonal hallmark for me. Your comments on the video, about embracing the irregularities, was something I needed to be reminded of. I'm off to make some pine cones! Thank you so much!

howo34 said...

Beautiful giftcard holder

centralNYscrapper said...

I really like this project. I have pinned it so I can find it the next time I give a gift card. Thanks for sharing!

barbarastewart1 said...

YOU, my Dear, ARE CREATIVITY at its FINEST. Honestly, I LOVE everything you create and appreciate how you SHARE the "how-tos". Thanks and Merry Christmas, Barbara

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow, so much work! This is truly beautiful!!! Thank you for all of the pictures!
Lisa

Rachel said...

Love that tiny pine cone!! It looks absoluely fabulous!!! I will have to take some time to watch the video and then make one my self!

Crystal said...

This is the best looking gift card box I've ever seen. Thanks for the tutorials!

Lady Fair said...

I loved your projects over on Everyday Cricut. Aren't Joy and Melanie the best? I love the gift box, and especially the pine cones. I'm a follower now. I'll be visiting often!

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

marg0006 said...

I don't own many carts so I always get excited with these giveaways. Thanks!
marg0006@verizon.net

JuPooh65 said...

I love the gift card holder, and the pinecone tutorial is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us. :D

Catherine Ryland said...

I love the gift card holder! I just bought gift cards for some family members now you have inspired me to make some for them!! Thanks! I love your Ideas!

Michelle said...

All of your projects are awesome!!! I just love the pinecone. I'm going to give these a try once the holidays are over... too much to do right now.
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

ehbost said...

Enjoyed your stint on EC. This gift card box is a winner. I plan to use it, when and if I give a gift card.

Heather DG said...

Love the paper you used for this project - and the pinecones are so amazing! A very elegant way to package their gifts - they will feel very special I'm sure! Thanks for sharing!

Happyscrapin said...

Fabulous work all week! I love your gift card holder and the pine cone looks so real. Thank you for sharing!!!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

lilscrappers said...

I love this! So simple and so elegant.

flipflopmom said...

What a great project to have in my arsenal. Thanks so much for the great tutorial! Just found and started followin you, and I think I might love you!
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littlen said...

what a beautiful way to give a gift card. almost too pretty to open. i'm a long time follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Missie said...

You are so talented! I want to try making some of those pinecones! Thanks for the tutorial.

ckeller219 said...

This takes gift cards to a whole new level. Beautiful.

Doris P. said...

beautiful!! they will love them!! when I saw the word PARA.. mmm.. I live in Haysville - no idea where you are... are you nearby?? parkernana5@cox.net
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Amy E said...

Thanks for the pinecone video! I can't wait to try it!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

williase said...

Love that pinecone!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful way to give a gift card. Love your pinecone tutorial. TFS

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