Well, another Christmas is past and it was a good one this year for our family. We had a great day relaxing at home on Christmas and then a noisy day on the 26th with family and cousins. But isn’t that the best kind of day, at least for kids?
I had two more Christmas projects I wanted to share and today is a gift card holder I made for a friend. It started out with a fun punch art snowman gift tag that I converted to a belly band for the holder.
Punches used for the snowman:
- 1-3/4” Circle Punch
- Wide Oval Punch
- Banner Punch
- Starburst Framelit (for the background)
It is really easy to put him together too! The hat is 2 wide ovals punched out in black (you just trim down one to make the top hat part), his head is the 1-3/4’ circle punch in white, then the body is a wide oval punch in white. Glue those pieces to a strip of patterned paper for the scarf so he looks about how you like (I used the Trim the Tree designer paper stack – also on discount right now). Punch out a second piece of designer paper using the banner punch and glue at an angle to create the other tail of the scarf. His nose is just a freehand cut scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then I drew on his eyes, mouth, and buttons with a black marker.
Add accents like the All is Calm snowflake embellishment (another discount item) to cover up where you adhered the banner punch and a little pearl in the middle for flair. I also used the Chalk Pen to make dashes around my Starburst framelit die cut for the background and to make the white trim on his hat.
Pretty cute, huh?
He was made onto a belly band as the gift card hold was a trifold card. On the front and inner flap, I decorated with the Trim the Tree designer paper.
Then you flip it open to reveal a space for your message and the gift card. I actually added a second pocket to the top flap so they could have 2 gift cards inside. And the pocket had a little space cut out for easier grabbing using the small oval punch.
It was easy and fun to make and I hope my friend liked it!
I also know that those instructions for the snowman may have been a bit tough to follow, so I’ll try to put together a video to help show what I was talking about.
And like I mentioned, both the Trim the Tree paper and the All is Calm snowflake embellishments are part of the Year End Blowout Sale! They are only available for about another week, so grab then now so you can get started on your Holiday scrapbook pages or projects for next year!
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