Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gift Card Purse

We had occasion to attend a going-away-party for some Navy friends of ours that are moving overseas for 2 years. The suggested (and most practical) gift to give was a Visa card or money.  I wanted a pretty presentation for mine so I "whipped up" this pretty little gift card purse from
Since I went to all the work to make it I decided to make it re-usable by including a tag for my handwritten message, rather than writing the message on the inside of the purse. 
Supplies used:
  • Cardstock and pattern paper
  • Blossom II Nestabilities (the flower)
  • Button (center of flower)
  • Script Embossing Folder - Provo Craft (embossed flower in)
  • Ribbon
  • Eyelets
  • All a Fleau border punch (Fiskars)
Since I was making one.....I went ahead and made two, but changed the second one slightly in the closure. 
Here's a closer view of the flower so you can see the Scrip Embossing I used on it.
I'm linking up to:
 Stampin' Sisters in Christ were the challenge is to use something new. I used a new tutorial that I found via Pinterest
This post linked to:
Whatever You Want Wednesday


Hussena said...

Your purse looks so beautiful what a fun idea for gifting...Thank you so much for sharing the link and the free silhoutte digi its so awesome!!

Winnie said...

What a great way to package and present your gift! Love the paper and the flower too.

Christa said...

I love gift card purses, but I especially love that you made yours reusable. I'm sure I'm not the only one that saves reusable gift packaging (to reuse), so this is really like a double gift. :)

Margie said...

This is really lovely! Thanks for the link to the pattern - I really fancy having a go at this project.

MariLynn said...

What a great project. I am sure that your friends will appreciate all that you did in your presentation of that thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Helen said...

These gift card holders are gorgeous! Isn't it fun to try something new?? :) Thank you for playing in our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week! ~H