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Gift Card Holder

I was expecting terrible rain and cloudy weather today and its glorious sunshine. I'm going to have a couple of hours sitting in the garden watching the grass grow. I have to watch it grow because I still can't lift the lawn mower out of the garage. At the moment only small animals could be lost in there but if we continue with the rain followed by sun combo that's going on at the moment I may go missing when I peg the washing out! If I don't post for a week send the troops in! Winter Wonderland has a challenge to make a Christmas gift card holder. I have two nephews who are now at the age where money is King and anything 'old' people buy is just not 'cool'. iTunes vouchers seem to be a hit so this challenge was a good one, I'm ready for them now, does this count as me starting my Christmas shopping?

Inside 
 
 the detail
 and the back
Also because I was having fun, I made an adult one to have in hand. It's a bit simpler but I really like the traditional red and green.

Comments

Danielle said…
Great work on these two gift card holders Kathy! Love the top one and how it opens out and the green mistletoe in the bottom one is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Winter Wonderland this week!
Hugs, Danielle
downrightcrafty said…
Top one love this style they look so sophisticated but like the effect of the bottom one too.
Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland and hope to see you again next week
Kate xx
Thse are both great but the top one is my fave. Love the colours and the ribbon. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back next week. Marianne x PS please turn off word verification.
Lynsey said…
This is a great design for a gift card holder! Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

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