Do you ever experience that awkward moment when you are short-handed on holiday gifts or are so far behind that you purchase and hand our your presents after Christmas? I have so many thoughtful family and friends that I have both happen to me year after year! The easy solution for me is to give gift cards and this year I decided to decorate the holders up with some cute little snowmen and May Arts Ribbon available at The Ribbon Resource!
This first holder has a shabby chic look, and features the awesome ½” Pom Pom Pom Pink Valentine’s Day Ribbon (462-17). After coloring and trimming out the snowman and hat, I snipped off a single pom from the trim and glued it to the snowman’s paper hat. I then added a length of trim to the upper half of the gift card holder and tied it with Natural Burlap String (SM10). I also secured the holder a bit more with a bow of the natural string underneath the snowman.
The second card has a more clean and simple look, perfect for those guys in your life.
For this gift card holder I chose a darker carstock and kept the ribbon choices clean and simple, using two colors of raffia that coordinated with the dark blue. I first wrapped the holder around it’s “belly” with a mix of Parrot Green (JPP46) and Light Blue (JPP34) paper raffia ribbon, adhered the snowman with dimensional adhesive and then tied a scarf made out of the raffia ribbon too!
And for my third card, I wanted to showcase my favorite ribbon with a big fluffy bow for the snowman’s scarf.
I chose to stamp, color and cutout a larger snowman and then adhered the snowman to a light yellow cardstock base. I then used 1.25” Silk Ribbon in Red (SK14) to tie a bow around the “belly” of the gift card holder and around the snowman’s neck for a scarf. I added some interest by including a simple knotted-end tie of Twisted Rope Ribbon in Red/White (RJ14).
It was really fun to see how many different looks I could achieve by using some of the same supplies and just changing out the colors and ribbons! I liked the ability to customize to the person I was giving the gift card too!
By Karen Baker
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