Friday, 18 December 2015

JAI #293: Just Add A Gift Card


Phew!  It sure has been hot here in Adelaide for the past 2 days. Both Wednesday and Thursday have been 40 C or hotter (that's 104 F), and the next two days are looking to be the same. There's nothing else to do but close the blinds, crank the air conditioning and try to stay cool. At least the kids are on school holidays now, so there's no school run to do in the scorching heat. It's also a good excuse to get some crafting done. I've been busy creating for the new Just Add Ink challenge.

This week Kim has challenged us to make a Gift Card Holder. It can be for any occasion you'd like, not necessarily Christmas.  Having said that, I've made a Christmas themed holder, mostly because that's the DSP that was lying on my craft desk and I was too hot to be bothered looking for different DSP.

This is a really simple holder.  I took a piece of Pacific Point cardstock that was 4 1/8" by 5 1/2" and scored it at 2" and 4 1/2". I rounded the corners and then folded along the score lines.

I cut a piece of Rel Red cardstock to 4" by 1 7/8", rounded the top corners and then adhered it to the bottom flap.  I then took a strip of DSP cut to 1 1/2" by 9" and wrapped it around the folded cardstock, adhering as I went. The top flap was Real Red cardstock cut to 4" by 7/8" with the bottom corners rounded and then Whisper White cardstock cut to 3/4" by 3 7/8", also with the bottom corners rounded.  Stamp and decorate as desired!

I had to borrow a card from Rob's wallet to show what it would look with a card inside the holder. To hold it closed I will use a glue dot.

This challenge will run for 2 weeks, and will be the final challenge for Just Add Ink for 2015. We will be back in 2016 with a Blog Hop to kick off another year of fun challenges.

Bye for now,



  1. Such a cute festive holder Tina. The colours you've picked from the dsp are so bold and cheery. Merry Christmas. xx

  2. Tina that dsp is super perfect for the challenge - I bet the recipient will love it :)

  3. Such bold and beautiful dsp for Christmas gift giving, Tina. Haha love the Woollies reward card. Make sure you change that one out before gifting it.....

    Have an awesome Christmas, and really do hope the weather cools down a bit so you can enjoy it. I've been watching the news reports and you guys really are copping it. xxx

  4. This is such a cute wallet for your gift card Tina! I love the bright and beautiful colours - so striking and all brought together with the merry and fabulous DSP.Have a wonderful Christmas! xx

  5. Hi Tina, was trying to leave a comment for you in the JAI website but it wouldn't let me. Have sent you a friend request so hopefully that will work!! Just wanted to thank you so much for my Xmas card. Such a clever design and love that you used washi tape. I have a whole box full of tape that never gets used!! I feel awful because I didn't get any Xmas cards out but my resolution this year is to send cards to everyone. So silly to have my cards sitting in a box, so will spread some cheer around the world, including to yourself!!

  6. Such an adorable little gift card holder, and I love that patterned paper! Happy New Year Tina :)

  7. I love all the great gift card holder ideas I'm seeing Tina and I will be adding this one too! You dressed it up beautifully so that it is a real special little Christmas package. xxx


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