Fancy Paper Crafters

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gift Card Holder

Okay, so with this project, I officially went outside of my comfort zone (which by chance is one of my scrappy goals for 2009). I have only altered a handful of items and have just never really felt comfortable in doing so. Then, Evelyn (owner of Scrapnesia), asked if I wanted to teach a class on altering this cute little gift card holder by Creative Imaginations.

So, I said sure, why not? Well, once I got it home, I realized I had absolutely zero time to work on it due to family issues and wasn't really all that excited about stepping "out of my box". So, as the date approached closer and closer to my class, I knew I had to get it together and get creative.

So, without further ado, here's what I came up with for the front:
and here's what I came up with for the inside:
I think it turned out pretty good for someone who's rarely altered anything. The supplies are really very simple: Bazzil Cardstock (Bitter Sweet Chocolate) for the spine, Core'dination ColorCore Paper (Poinsettia and Tank) for the leaves, My Minds Eye - Bella Bella - French Free Market for the outside and My Minds Eye - Penny Lane - Tiny Dancer Jazz Swirling Around Paper for the inside. I then inked all around the edges with Chesnut Roan Chalk Ink. I think I may have liked it better using something brighter than brown but once you start inking in brown, you can't really change :). I then added Robin's Nest Dew Drops and buttons to finish everything off.

What do ya think? Happy crafting!!