Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MCT 5 Days of Christmas - Day 3

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!

Today I have a fun holder for multiple gift cards.  I was asked to make one that could hold six, so I cut two pieces of cardstock, one at 4" x 12" and the other at 4" x 9".  I scored each one at every 3", accordion folded them, and adhered them together by overlapping one panel of each.

Here's the cover.  All of the patterned papers I used are from Echo Park's Season's Greetings paper pack.  That seems to be the trend for me this week!  The cute Santa boots were made with the My Creative Time Stitched Boot Dies.  I made the banner with the Build a Banner Kit, stamped a sentiment from All Around Christmas, and added a cute little heart made with the Stitched Heart Layering Dies.   Some Trendy Twine and a Pure Poppy Button from Papertrey Ink keeps it all closed up!

To make the pockets for my gift card holders, I die cut the file folder from the Stitched File Folder & Index Card Dies.  I used some 1/8" Scor-Tape to adhere the sides and base together.  For this one, I added a ticket made with the Stitched Fun Ticket Dies and the Holiday Tickets Stamp Set.

This pocket got some cute trees made with the dies from All Around Holidays.

I thought this ornament from Warm Holiday Fun went perfectly with the paper on this pocket!

Here I paper pieced the stocking from Warm Holiday Fun.

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

Products used on this project:


Kristi said...

What a cute gift card holder, wish I was brave enough to just give my kids all GC for Christmas, lol.
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Joan Smith said...

OMG how awesome is your idea my gosh I love it and thanks for such great directions. I sooooo luv how you used Miss Emma's goodies and girl you sure used lots a gal after my own heart. You are so gosh darn clever, creative and packed to the hilt with talent. YOU ROCK!!!!!

jessica said...

What a GREAT idea Katie!! I LOVE all the awesome stamps and dies you used!!! Super creative!!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT hump day!

Jennifer said...

Wow, Katie!

You always blow me away!!! ;) what an awesome gift card holder! All of your many details & embellishments are wonderful!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

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snappy scrappy said...

Super cute idea for multiple gift cards!!

Scrappin with the bug said...

How fun is this!!!! I love the cute little embelished panels great job.

Liz O. said...

Another fabulous idea Katie!!! Love how you used the file folder to create the individual GC holders!
have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty love it

Kim H said...

Katie ~ you know how much I LOVE this idea! I think this is so CLEVER and PERFCT for multiple gift cards! WOW! Then you go and add all the FABULOUS ideas to it! CLEVER, CLEVER idea! Oh I am NOT mentioning the paper either ~ I LOVE it! LOL

Unknown said...

What a great gift card holder that would be a great mini album when the gift cards are used up. How sweet a gift that keeps on giving.

Cindy said...

Love the gift card mini album.

Anonymous said...


What an amazing project. This would be perfect for my boys who are asking for gift cards this year!!!

Thanks for sharing :-)

Lillian (

valtten said...

Awesome idea to used the file folder die for gift card holders

Crafty Moni said...

What a great gift card holder card:) Loved the way you embellished it.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

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CA Scrapper said...

That is an awesome idea! You embellished it so beautifully too.

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Brenda said...

This is wonderful Katie! I love that you can fit more than one gift card in this and it is cute to boot! lol Pun intended!
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Charity Chamberlain said...

Terrific idea! Love the idea, design, papers, ALL OF IT! I like how you incorporated more than just one gift card too!

Cathryn said...

This is amazing Katie! What a great gift to receive, wow, 6 giftcards!

Kathy Salido said...

Oh this is such a fabulous idea!! Love all the dies you used and love the santa boots!!

Mimi said...

Oh Oh Oh! I love this idea and I just happen to have everything to copy, I mean recreate! LOL. Thanks for the great idea!

Unknown said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love all your projects.

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Sherrie K. said...

Your gift card holder is FANTASTIC! They are embellished so cute!
Great job!

Sherrie K

Marie said...

Cute boots, great card, great imagination Thanks

Jeri said...

Wow, this is awesome!!! I'd like to be the lucky recipient of all those gift cards.

Sue D said...

Great design to give multiple gift cards.
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Momof4inArlington said...

What an incredible gift! (The gift cards too!) I love the file folder die as a pocket and all the other little MCT touches!

Carol Ric said...

Super cute for a gift card holder. TFS!

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Super cute gift card holder,love all the detail!

Holidays hugs,

Amy said...

Love this!! What a great idea for multiple gift cards! Love all of the paper and products you used!

Debbie said...

what a great idea for a gift card holder thanks for the inspiration
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quilt4fun2 said...

Super job on your clever multi gift card holder! I like the folder used as a pocket for cards. The embellishments on the folders are so cute. The cover is beautiful and I like the closure.
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Suzanne said...

Hi Katie!
What a creative way to hold many gift cards....I love it! The recipient can also use it as a mini album after the gift cards are spent! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Suzanne said...

What an wonderful gift card idea! A WHOLE album of them and details that knock the socks right off! So terrific! Pinning it!

Elaine C said...

What a fun card! Love the way you used Emma's products together! Thanks!

Migdalia said...

A Fabulous gift card holder!! AWSOME idea!!!
Have a wonderful day,
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Pat N. said...

Wow, love this idea of a multi-gift card holder! And you decorated it perfectly for the holidays! TFS.