Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell from pretty much smack dab in the middle of the United States.
This month’s theme is one of my favorites – FUN FOLDS! Who doesn’t love a card that is a little out of the norm? Something a little different? Well, that’s what our blog is all about this month. Of course, fun folds don’t just have to include cards, they can also include boxes and other fun things that are folded… hence the name 🙂
So, I know you came here looking to see what I have created for this challenge. And, we will get to it… Just a quick explanation first.
As you may know – my oldest child is in the Navy. He is stationed in Connecticut. Upon talking to him a few weeks ago, he told me he would not be home for Christmas. So, since mailing him to tons of gifts I would love to give him is sort of out of the question, we decided to do gift cards. But, since I am a Stampin’ UP! kinda gal, just sending him an envelope full of plastic would not be enough. So, I scoured Pinterest and found a lovely tutorial by someone who I can’t remember (nor can I find the pin… but I will and let you know whose original creation it was!)
Anywhoo….Dell came home and surprised us. And, I hadn’t done the gift card album yet. Then, next thing I knew, his dad was just giving him a handful of gift cards! No card, no bag, … nothing… just a handful of cards with a “Here, Merry Christmas, Son!” Oh my…
Good thing his birthday is in a couple weeks and we plan on giving him more gift cards… Because it gave me the opportunity to do this fun fold project!
While, it was a little tricky to figure out how to make it… Once I did, I was on a roll!!!
Here is the inside of the creation!
If you are wondering where the tutorial is for this project, you will have to wait until after the first of the New Year. It’s nearly impossible to do one on my phone and I am boycotting my office until then! But, I can tell you this does include a new bundle out of the 2018 Occasions Catalog!
Either way, I hope the project you’ve seen here on my blog today has inspired you to create your own gift card holders and brightened your day in the meantime
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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!