Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spelling Bee Gift Card Holders




It's that time of year again... the school spelling bee!  At my school, each class holds a spelling bee, and the winners of those bees participate in the school-wide spelling bee.  We give a gift card to a local book store to each of the class champs.  Last year I made gift card holder with the Cricut Wild Card cartridge.  They turned out cute, but were very time-consuming.  This year I was so happy to have my My Creative Time Embossed Gift Card Holder Die!  It went so much faster (especially since I had to make 17 of them)!


I cut my gift card base using kraft cardstock from The Paper Company.  The black layer is cut at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  I couldn't find any patterned paper in my stash that I liked for this project, but then I remembered my Cricut Imagine Black & White cartridge.  This alphabet pattern was perfect!  I used the same kraft cardstock to make 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" rectangles.  The cute bee is cut from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge at 2 1/2".  I "hid" his facial features on my Gypsy so I could stamp a sweet Peachy Keen face.


"Congratulations" is stamped with My Creative Time's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.  Now, be sure to stop by My Creative Time today to see what sneak peeks Emma and some of the design team have for you!  Hint:  it involves the awesome gift card holder die!

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29 comments:

Trell said...

Fabulous Ms. Katie!! Love the cut little winking bee!

Doris P. said...

perfect give card! yes, MCT dies and stamps are perfect for any occasion! parkernana4@aol.com

nellie27 said...

They'll love the cardholders you created. They are adorable. TFS
jackie
nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

ttrp said...

How cute!! My granddaughter just got 2nd place. I need to send her a card and this is a great idea.

Beth Anne in PA said...

So stinkin' cute! I think they'll like the card as much as the gift. :) TFS
Beth Anne in PA

Love That Bug said...

Katie,
This is so cute, such a nice idea
Hugs, Stacy

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Soo cute! I love this die. Can't wait to make some valentine goodies for my kiddos with it.

Glora said...

Katie, these are just the cutest! I just love how your little bees turned out! You are awesome! Hugs- Glora

chillin with Quillin said...

Awesome gift card, the bee is sooo cute!!!!
Paula

JennyKozar said...

This is adorable! I love the gift card holder die.

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

These are so cute katie!!! The kids are going to love them.

Ruthie :)

LorraineB said...

Simply adorable!!!
Lorraine

CA Scrapper said...

So cute!!

Leslie

Linda Kaiser said...

Oh my!! This is one of my favorite gift cards of all time!!!

Love the bee.

Linda

Scrappin with the bug said...

Sooo adorable. I love your little GC that is so perfect. Oh I think this is a great idea for the kids too - who are the "champs" Way to go.

Miranda said...

This is adorable Katie! TFS
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Super cute Katie...

Brenda said...

Very cute, I like the little face!!!


Brenda W.

lindagk23 said...

Katie, your gift card holder is adorable!

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Wow, I am just loving this gift card holder. It is so bee-utiful.

Sew Sweet N Crafty
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kim H said...

Okay...I am going to SPELL this correctly! Lol This gift card holder is just beyond PERFECT! What a great idea to use the Imagine Black and White cartridge for the background and to stick a bee on it! Of course the stamps too! They are going to LOVE these! Again...FABULOUS idea and holder!

Evelyn said...

Just perfect. TFS
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

Kathy said...

This is so darn cute, and I love the PK faces also. Can't wait to see the rest of Emma's stamps this week.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Donna and Sara said...

I agree, this die really makes gift card giving so much easier and more fun to "dress up". Thanks Katie. teachermom5@gmail.com

ScrappyRae10 said...

SSSOOOOOO cute!!!!

Debbie said...

It is SO cute! TFS.

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher@comcast.net

scrapaholicjen said...

Soooo cute! Love the bee and the face you chose is adorable!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Denise said...

Bees are one of my favorites! Love the giftcard holder! Great Job! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com