Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Little Black Purse

Welcome to my first Blog Hop with the CardMaker Blog Team!  Today's hop is a fun theme.  You know all those last minute gift cards you get for the people on your list?  The hard to buy for, or the simple gifts for teachers or the mailman etc?  How about packaging them in something fun?  Today's hop is all about creative gift card holders.

I thought a fun way to showcase my gift card would be a little black purse (sort of like that essential little black dress).  So I dressed up my gift card this way....


I started with a very cute cut file template from the Silhouette store for a purse where the gift card pops up when you open it.  I cut it out on metallic black cardstock for that shine and shimmer factor, and before assembling I embossed the design with this gorgeous Courtship embossing folder (do be careful though - once you emboss the paper it is more fragile).



After assembling the purse with Scor Tape,  I did a little glitzy embellishing.  Some May Arts Metallic Velvet along the top, some black Satin Plisse Ruffled Ribbon for the purse strap, some curly silver metallic ribbon for fun, silver cording holding the clear beads and the pretty purse charm (source unknown).  The tiny Classic Tag is embossed in silver from a fun little Flourishes set called Tiny Flowers and Tags.  And finally a pretty Architectural Brad from Nunn Designs to finish it off as the purse clasp.

Now for the inside of the purse so you can see the gift card (you can click on these to make the larger)...


Because of the inside pocket and the way it's attached to the flap, when you open the purse, the gift card pops up.  Which is a sweet little touch.  Hope you enjoyed this little project and I know you'll continue to be inspired by the rest of the team....hop on over to these fabulous CardMaker Blog Team girls:

Christine  (you are here)

20 comments:

Melanie said...

Ooh, super fancy! Love the shimmer and little charm! The pop design really is is the cherry on top! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful and elegant. I am amazed at the holder you designed. I love that shimmer look and gorgeous dark blue.

Carolyn King said...

Wow---that is one fancy purse! love that gift holder design. Awesome presentation for sure!!!

Jennie said...

What a fun way to present a gift card!! LOVE it!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwwwww what is this beautiful Christine.
great card to give.

greetings karin

Brooke said...

This is beautiful, Christine, and I love the ruffled ribbon!

Sherry Butcher said...

great project. Love how the give card pop's up using your style. TFS.

AJ said...

Holy Smokes!! that's pretty snazzy!!
love it!!

dpkennedy said...

This is just wonderful Christine! All of your touches are so elegant. What a great gift card holder!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such an elegant design.. so clever! Beautiful presentation for a gift card!

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely stunning! LOVE it! So classy and elegant.

sandi said...

Absolutely Beautiful I do have a question. How do youmake it? Would love to make some for Christmas next year.

Mary Ann said...

Super cute...

Wanda Cullen said...

So classy and elegant! Love the way the GC pops up when you open it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! This is so darn cool and yes little black dress classy! Love it.

Allison Cope Israels said...

So gorgeous Christine! Love the embossing and the rich, sparkly paper! Yum! Great gift idea! May just have to "borrow" your idea to wrap my teacher's gift cards tonight :)

TLady said...

SOOO CUTE CHRISTINE! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE things like this!!!! :) IT'S QUITE FASHIONABLE!!!!!!!!!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Wow is that ever an elegant gift card holder, love that embossing and the sweet charm hanging from it! Great touch of sparkle too!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very cute!!

Ivanka said...

Wow! This is one gorgeous gift card holder. Love everything about this.