Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift card holders with a fun twist - Doodlebug Design

Hi Doodlebug friends! Happy Holidays! Today I am  here to share with you my take on this weeks assignment of using Doodlebug's awesome products for gift giving. I have a lot of hard to buy for people on my gift giving list, so when in doubt of what to get - I go the gift card route! Honestly, I LOVE getting gift cards - then there is no hassle of having to return a gift LOL! One thing that I do love to do with my gift cards though is to make a fun handmade gift card holder to put them in, so today I will show you my latest idea.

When I saw these cute card holders from my favorite Silhouette Designer, Lori Whitlock - I decided to alter them a little bit.  I loved the box design, but decided instead of the tea lights, I would add a tasty little treat in place of the candles and then place the gift card inside the top section that opens like a card.
You can find the cutting file for your digital cutting machines here Tea Light Christmas Card or a PDF here Tea Light Christmas Card if you would like to recreate these for your own.I used some tags from the Christmas Tags Craft Kit, a St. Nick Doodlepop, a Merry Tree Doodlepop,and some stickers from the Santa Express Icon Sticker sheet. Here are my holders :)
 To add the M&M's to this card, add a little piece of acetate to the window section to hold all the candies in.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. If you are looking for a fun way to spice up your gift cards - give this fun technique a try! Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!


Kathy Murray said...

Tya, I'd like to make your Lindor Ball project, but Lindor balls are thicker than tea lights, so you must have altered the cut file somehow. What did you do to make the box fit the Lindor balls

Tya Smith said...

Kathy -great question ;) I actually didn't alter the cut file at all - the Lindors fit in there, a little snug and they poke out the front a bit, but they still work ;)