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Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa-ish gift card holder...

I am giving my brother a gift card for Christmas and wanted a nice - but masculine - holder for it. I went back to this post and decided to make a similar box and dress it up like Santa.

This is such a fun little box to make and takes hardly any time at all.

I made the buckle using an old Cuttlebug scalloped square die. I cut out the two center sections with my craft knife, leaving a narrow piece down the middle over which I could loop my "belt."

The two black buttons were melted pony beads - just the right size and shape for Santa's buttons.

I added a scalloped strip down the middle. I could have made this white, but opted for the red because it's such a small item, and I thought it might be best to keep it one color. Next time, I think I'll try some white, though, with a little fun flock on it.

To get to the gift card inside, you just have to slip off the belt and lift the top cover. Notice that I used a small 1" circle punch to create a little divot in the center of the cover to make it easier to open. I love the way the gift card just pops right up.

You'll find detailed instructions for this little box  here on Splitcoaststampers. It truly only takes minutes to make and can be decorated to fit the occasion.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Julie B said...

What a great idea and so effective. :)

designbydonna said...

How cute. I love the crafts that look like Santa suits. I recently even saw one in a baby onsie.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is a perfect gift card.

Jamie Martin said...

Such a cute box and a great idea!

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card! Lovin' the shimmery belt buckle! Happy Holidays Cheryl!

Hannelie said...

So much fun and way too clever!