Thursday, August 1, 2013

A birthday gift card holder

Hey everyone!!  Hope you are all having a fantastic week so far!  Today I have a simple birthday gift card holder to share  using the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  Have I told you how much I love this one???

I used the gift card found under the 'J' key

The base is cut with olive cardstock, the outdoor denim cardstock is some I had leftover from the Tommy collection. (love using those scraps!!)  The pattern paper is from the Avonlea collection which isn't available any longer - but the new idea book begins today!!  And with that new paper collections!!    Using the card function, I cut the holder at 2.75".  Once it was cut and scored I measured the top to know what size to cut my mats at.  Then, with the Casual Expressions stamp set that coordinates with the Artiste cartridge I cut the oval at 1 1/4" and stamped it with outdoor denim.

I matted the inside and using the Joyful Birthdays stamp set I stamped Happy Birthday in olive.  I added a button I had to the top to finish it off.

What a great way to dress up a boring gift card!!  Have a wonderful day!!

Linking to:
Craftin Desert Divas - Birthday 
My Craft Spot - gift card holder

August specials - 

August is an especially sweet time to shop—when you place an order of $50 or more during August, you’ll receive the August Stamp of the Month set, A Chocolate Affair (S1308A), FREE! This D-size stamp set with a retail value of $17.95 includes 16 images and sentiments that will have your friends salivating over your chocolatey layouts and cards. Make every project a treat with this must-have set.


  1. This is a super idea. Love that color combo. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Birthday“ Linky Party. New Linky Party starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  2. So cute! What a fun color combo as well! So glad you played along with us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  3. What a wonderful gift card holder! I love the clean, sleek design of it - and such a fabulous colour combination as well!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  4. Love your gift card holder! I love the green/blue combo to!
    Sherrie K

  5. Very pretty gift card holder! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!