Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cute purse gift card holders

My DS were invited to a birthday party for a pair of sisters this past weekend. I absolutely love shopping for little girls so was excited to hear what present ideas the boys had. Imagine my disappointment when they said the girls wanted a gift card to IKEA (they are saving for a kitchen playset). Well, had to make the best of it and so decided to make a very fancy gift card holder for each girl.

This is what I came up with:

I started with a purse template that I modified from a few ideas found on split coast stampers. I used some pretty embossed PP for the purses and then embellished with felt ribbon, ribbon handles and lots of Stickles glitter. I used some cheap flowers (bought at Walmart) and coloured them to match with my Copic markers. The edges are liberally glittered with matching Stickles. The flaps are created with EK Success border punches and are held closed with velcro. The gift card pocket is revealed when the purse is opened.

I'm pretty pleased with the result - pretty, sparkly and fun. The girls were pretty pleased with purses. More so than with the gift cards, actually!

1 comment:

  1. Those are totally cute. I am gonna have to scrap lift that idea. You know how much I love purses.