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Friday, December 18, 2009

Ornament Money and/or Gift Card Holder Tutorials

Yippee, it's my turn for a tutorial at Die Cuts R Us!  Before I get started, if you haven't heard that DCRU is giving away an Epic Six by Quickutz, then you need to click here and get all the juicy details!!  You don't want to miss out on a chance to win an Epic Six AND goodies that come with it!

I will try to keep this brief since you probably have 101 things to get done today. I know I do!  But if you have a few moments to spare, here's a nice way to package your gift cards and money for the holidays.  And look, you can hang them on your tree for your loved ones to find!

For the Santa Claus Ornament Gift Card/Money Holder, note that if you use your Nesties your gift card will be slightly visible from the front. However, money (and who doesn't like receiving that!) fits just perfectly and is not visible. This is just another fun use for your Nesties.

Die Cutting Machine (click here if you don't have one and find out how to WIN one!!)
Patterned Paper and Chipboard: Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Petite Scallop Circle and Petite Circle
Misc: Gold Cord, Tab Punch, 3D Dots, SU Cardstock
  • Cut a circle in plain cardstock from largest Scallop Circle Nestie.
  • Cut 3 circles in patterned paper from your largest Circle Nestie.
  • Cut one of the patterned circles in half.
  • Adhere one of the halves to the bottom of the other patterned circle (uncut).
  • Use glue only on the sides and bottom so that you get a pouch.
  • Adhere that circle and the other patterned paper circle to the front and back of your plain cardstock circle.
  • Punch tab. Cut small piece of silver cord. Adhere to ornament to form a little hook.
  • Decorate the front and/or back as you see fit! I just added a chipboard Santa from the Eskimo Kisses Collection. Isn't he a cutie?!
Here's a variation on an Ornament Gift Card Holder.

For your circles, you can hand cut them or use any die cut machine, like the Cricut. You can find circles on a number of the cartridges.  I happened to use the Accent Essentials cartridge for my circles.  I cut the plain cardstock at 4 1/2" for one circle. For the patterned paper, I cut 3 patterned paper circles at 4 1/4". Follow the instructions above. Embellish as you wish, easy peasy and a great way to package your gift cards and money this Christmas!

If you make an ornament gift card holder, be sure to link back to us! We love admiring your crafty creations!!

This is the last shopping weekend before Christmas so I hope you are almost ready. I'm getting there...slow but sure. This is also the last DCRU challenge for 2009!!  It's been such a treat to be part of the DCRU fun this year and we all love having YOU join us!!  Be sure to link up your challenge entries here by Saturday at midnight EST. 

Have a great weekend!  ~Cara


Moni said...

So great ornament, love it! Hugs;moni

Jingle said...

These are super cute! What a great idea!

tamara davis said...

I love these thanks so much for the tutorial!

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo cute! Love the idea of hanging them on the tree! xxD

Gwen said...

what a neat idea Cara! I can see these for use on fun things like diaper trees for a baby shower too. Lots of fun things to use these for throughout the year.

Great tutorial!


Yvette said...

I love these Cara! I'm thinking I need to make a few for my girls this Christmas! :)

Yvette said...

I love these Cara! I'm thinking I need to make a few for my girls this Christmas! :)

Dawn said...

What an adorable idea, great work with the instructions. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute idea! I love it!

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62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Great tute Cara! LOVE the ornament idea!!

Amber said...

Eek! I just love these Cara!!!

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