Tuesday, December 3, 2013

MCT 5 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Hello, and welcome to our "5" Days of Christmas!  This week we will be sharing lots of Christmas ideas, such as cards, layouts, home decor, 3D items, and whatever else comes to mind that will let YOU get your juices flowing for the holiday!  There will be a giveaway each day, and the winner will be announced the following day!  You will see the different prizes each day on Emma's blog HERE!  I hope we all inspire you this week!


For my project today, I made a book shaped gift card holder.  I found a tutorial for it on the Stampin Nerd blog, and I thought it was just the cutest thing ever!  It was very easy and fun to make.  I used part of a cereal box to make my chipboard covers, covering them with paper from Echo Park's Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pack that was inked up with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.  The paper for the for the spine and the box inside is Papertrey Ink's Pure Poppy, which makes it nice and sturdy.


To decorate the front, I cut an ornament using MCT's Warm Holiday Fun dies, a stitched circle and sunburst shape from Build a Banner Kit, and a little tag from Teeny Tag Dies.  The tree and round sentiment on the stitched circle are from Postcard Add-Ons, and the sentiment on the tag is from Teeny Tag Greetings.  I added a bookmark that has a little Studio Calico Wood Veneer Snowflake, plus a pretty brad on the teeny tag from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas.


The box inside is perfect to hold a gift card!  I made a little journaling card for writing a Christmas wish that is the same size as the gift card, 2 1/8" x 3 3/8".  I stamped it with the binder paper stamps from Get Schooled and added a sentiment from Teeny Tag Holidays.  The cute little tree was cut with a die from All Around Holidays.  I cut an extra layer out of a PTI coaster to give it a bit more dimension.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have in store for you!

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48 comments:

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

What a beautiful project! It sure doesn't look simple. I love how you incorporated so pieces of MCT products in this gift card holder box! I would love it you would do a step by step video on this.
Holiday hugs,
Debbie

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Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

What a beautiful project! It sure doesn't look simple. I love how you incorporated so many items of MCT products in this gift card holder box! I would love it you would do a step by step video on this.
Holiday hugs,
Debbie

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alethea said...

This is a gorgeous gift box! LOve all the embellishments and the vintage look! HUgsxx

Scrappin with the bug said...

SUPER DUPER AWESOME!!!!! Love the book GC holder it's great. Thanks for sharing.

Kim H said...

Katie ` Oh what a FUN gift card holder! I LOVE that you can do it without a machine too! Totally borrowing this idea! Of course the papers and details are simply FABULOUS as always! Have a great day!

Kristi said...

This is gorgeous! Love the little insert gift wish list.
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Brenda said...

OMGosh, I love this "book" gift card holder!!!!
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snappy scrappy said...

This is wonderful...love your book shaped holder!!

CathyinMN said...

What a wonderful gift card holder! You did a great job showcasing MCT products.

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is amazing. You did a beautiful job on your project.

Leslie
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Angela Crafty Spot said...

This is beautifully!! I love your gift card holder!

Holy Heifer (Amy) said...

I love it! Great twist on a simple gift card holder.

creativebee65 said...

I love how you decorated this box with so many different MCT dies & stamps. My favorite is the ornament from the Warm Holiday Fun dies!
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Sabrina said...

Absolutely adorable and genius!!

Sabrina said...

I love this!! bre36@hotmail.com

Marie Campagna said...

Great card holder very creative

cm said...

Brilliant and beautiful! thanks for sharing the 'how to' link! Your creativity never ceases to amaze!
c

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is so cute. I really love that new notebook stamp by MCT. I like that it looks just like school papers so cute!!! And I love MCT dies used on the front so perfect. AJ-

Jo said...

this is so cute!

Gerda said...

This is a fabulous project! TFS!
Have a great day.
Gerda

Donna and Sara said...

Wow, what an amazing project! This turned out just beautiful. I love the vintage look. teachermom5@gmail.com

Deborah said...

What a great idea I love the papers you used would make a wonderful gift

Creative M said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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Gaylynn said...

Katie, this is really unique and a wonderful container for a gc. Looks just like a book!!! :)

Mimi said...

Beautiful gift card holder! Details are amazing!

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Alvina said...

That is just beautiful, thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

Mindy said...

OMGosh how stinkin cute is this I thought it was a mini when I first saw it WOW. thanks so much for sharing

UnikByYes said...

Another fantastic idea Katie, love every single detail! TFS
Have a wonderful day!
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Amy said...

What a fun book holder!!! I love all of the products you used to make this~ also thanks for the link for the tutorial as well :)
Amy

Sue D said...

I really like how you decorated this clever gift card holder.
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Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a creative way to present a gift card...it is truly adorable!

Debbie said...

this is a wonderful idea thanks for the inspiration and the link
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VICTORIA said...

Katie your project is awesome I love it!!!! I even saved the blog so I can go later and look at it :)
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Charity C said...

Now I am absolutely amazed! This is an awesome and clever idea!! I have never seen this done before and I love that it's not the typical gift card holder!!! bizarrecreativity@gmail.com
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Lady Fair said...

This is such a cute way to present a gift card. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Nina said...

What a fantastic gift - I want to try making a book box.
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Suzanne said...

Hi Katie!
OMG what a FABULOUS book shaped GC holder! Love this idea....thank you for sharing :)

Suzanne
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jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Great Christmas album and am pinning it now to do later! Hoping to hop all the blogs but always get way laid! Shucks don't people know that this is more important?!

jessica said...

This is AWESOME!!!! I am pinning this gorgeous project so I can make one :)
Thanks for sharing the link for the tutorial and I so LOVE all the stamps and dies you used!!!
Awesome proejct!

Jen Naus said...

Wow, I love it!

Cindy said...

So cute! I love projects like this, and you do it so well!

D- said...

Oh I LOVE this great idea. Yours turned out wonderfully. TFS.
Thanks for the tutorial link.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Kim's Kreations said...

Awesome idea. Love how you used Emma's stamps and dies and the papers. TFS ogdendoll@gmail.com

quilt4fun2 said...

You always find such fun projects to make. I love how you decorated this cute gift card holder. Great job!
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Jennifer said...

Wow, Katie!

That is such a unique gift card holder!!! :) I love it!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
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Crafting with Amy said...

Your project is adorable. I love it

Carmen M. said...

This is a beautiful gift card holder.

Momof4inArlington said...

Oh my goodness! I adore the fresh take on a gift card holder. This one certainly makes it feel like an old book that's seen many a Christmas. Any gift card becomes extra-special too!