Thursday, July 8, 2010

Christmas in July: Gift Card or Money Holders using Maya Road Envelopes

Maya Road's charming Kraft Decorative and Rectangular Envelopes make fantastic "hiding places" for Christmas gift cards, coupons, cash or checks.  I have 5 nieces and nephews ranging in age from 16 to 22, and sometimes a card or cash is what they really want.  Altering these little envelopes personalizes what can otherwise be an impersonal gift!

For this gift card holder, I once again turned to Pink Paislee's Mistletoe & Co. patterned paper, the coordinating stamps, and Tim Holtz distress ink in Worn Lipstick.  I inked the edges of the envelope on both sides using one of my new favorite tools, the Tim Holtz ink applicator!

Then I stamped the Christmas Tree from the Mistletoe & Co. acrylic stamps on some kraft paper and inked it with the same Worn Lipstick.  I cut around the image and set it aside. 

From Flamingo Scraps:  Maya Road decorative envelopes and rectangular envelopes, Ranger distress ink, Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. patterned papers and stamp, Prima flowers and pearl bling
Other Supplies:  Fiskars threading water border punch, red grosgrain ribbon

I then adhered a strip of striped patterned paper with punched and inked edges to the plain side of the envelope, added some pearls, and attached the cut out image with pop tape for dimension!

On the opposite side of the envelope -- with the decorative flap -- I layered some miscellaneous Prima mulberry flowers with pop tape and a pearl brad.  The envelope comes with string to wrap around the circles as a closure, but I substituted tiny red grosgrain ribbon.

Simple as can be, but really gives a gift card or money a special presentation!  The little envelopes are adorable hung on the tree as well!!

Happy Holidays in July!

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