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.  Head over to the DT blog and have a peek but I'm also posting it here.  You'll want to check out the DT blog though because the Epic Six Giveaway is still going on.  Click here and get all the juicy details on how YOU can win.

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 this Santa Claus Ornament 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 any ornament gift card holders, be sure to link back to the DCRU DT blog!  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!


Sophia said...

These are quite clever. As I sat here reading your tutorial on my cozy couch this late evening, I, this is really a fantastic idea! :)

1CardCreator said...

Very clever Cara, I love these!
Happy Holidays! ~Diane

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh how CUTE!!!! LOVE how its an ornament!

Killam Creative said...

Hi Cara, love these gc holders! You make the coolest things. :)


Kristen said...

What a great idea, thank you so much. I appreciate nice and easy tutorials and ideas like this! This is GREAT! These would be great at church to tuck names in for adopt a family too! GREAT!!!! Thanks and have a very Blessed Christmas!

Taj White said...

awesome christmas ornaments Cara. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me some inspiration to do a few ornaments myself.

LORi said...

Oh My Gosh CARA!!!! These are fabulous!! I have been missing all you Girls lately...but I'll be back soon!! Once again ...I LOVE these!! WOW!!

Hugs and Merry Christmas!!


Sonia said...

I found your blog in another site. Wonderful Idea! I love it!
Look fabulous!