Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wedding wishes

Update: I was the random winner over at Unstampabelles! My prize arrived today - a stack of outline stickers along with a great booklet full of ideas for using them. Thank you Unstampabelles!


Today I'm sharing a gift card holder that I created for my nephew's wedding this past weekend. I found the design in a magazine (which one? I can't for the life of me remember!) and was immediately struck by its simplicity and elegance. I also love that the gift card holder is incorporated into the card front so there is still lots of room inside the actual card for a message and best wishes.

All of the papers are Basic Grey. I made the butterfly by folding and layering 2 acetate butterflies onto each other. The leaves behind the butterfly are a Martha Stewart punch.

I loved the design so much that I ended up making a second gift card holder using the same design. This one is for my son's teacher.
I rotated the card and added a simple tag so that the card holder ends up looking like a present. I admit the card is a bit top heavy but I think it turned out very pretty. Again, the papers are Basic Grey.


By the Cute & Girly - Things with wings
Card & Scrap - Use punches/die cuts
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Creative Belli - "G" (for gift card holder, green)
Divas by Design - Die cuts/punches
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes with a butterfly
One Stop Craft Challenge - Make a tag or include a tag (I've added a tag to my second card)
Totally Papercrafts - Bingo (brads/flowers/ribbon; punch/flowers/gems)
Truly Scrumptious - Things with wings
Unstampabelles - Celebrations


  1. Hi Shelley! Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. wawww it is beautiful

    100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring


  3. really pretty love that gorgeous butterfly thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x

  4. Oh wow..this is such a clever design...I will have to add that to my 'to do' list. Thanks so much for joining in our Celebrations challenge at Unstampabelles.

  5. So beautiful sweetie...!

    thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  6. Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles, I love the style and shape of the card!

  7. This is gorgeous! Love the papers and butterfly! Thanks for joining our first challenge over at Unstampabelles!

  8. Love all the G's in your creation. The butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

  9. Great creation
    Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - and Good Luck!

  10. Beautiful Card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap!

  11. Beautiful card, wonderful design Thanks for joining us at Unstampablles.

  12. Neat card idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion in our "Anything Goes" challenge! --Sammibug, Craft Your Passion DT

  13. Lovely card, I especially like the butterfly.

  14. Your card is lovely, is that a topnote diecut or a nestie? Love the butterfly,

  15. Love the card Hun thank you for joining us for our things with wings challenge at trulyscrumptious with this fab butterfly and card layout

    Wendy DT TS

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at card and scrap.

  17. Beautiful Shelley!!
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time would love to see you play along with us again

  18. Awesome project Shelley!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at By The Cute & Girly's *Things with wings* challenge. Good luck!

    Tammy xox