Tuesday, December 3, 2013

MCT 5 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Hello, and welcome to our "5" Days of Christmas!  This week we will be sharing lots of Christmas ideas, such as cards, layouts, home decor, 3D items, and whatever else comes to mind that will let YOU get your juices flowing for the holiday!  There will be a giveaway each day, and the winner will be announced the following day!  You will see the different prizes each day on Emma's blog HERE!  I hope we all inspire you this week!


For my project today, I made a book shaped gift card holder.  I found a tutorial for it on the Stampin Nerd blog, and I thought it was just the cutest thing ever!  It was very easy and fun to make.  I used part of a cereal box to make my chipboard covers, covering them with paper from Echo Park's Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pack that was inked up with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.  The paper for the for the spine and the box inside is Papertrey Ink's Pure Poppy, which makes it nice and sturdy.


To decorate the front, I cut an ornament using MCT's Warm Holiday Fun dies, a stitched circle and sunburst shape from Build a Banner Kit, and a little tag from Teeny Tag Dies.  The tree and round sentiment on the stitched circle are from Postcard Add-Ons, and the sentiment on the tag is from Teeny Tag Greetings.  I added a bookmark that has a little Studio Calico Wood Veneer Snowflake, plus a pretty brad on the teeny tag from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas.


The box inside is perfect to hold a gift card!  I made a little journaling card for writing a Christmas wish that is the same size as the gift card, 2 1/8" x 3 3/8".  I stamped it with the binder paper stamps from Get Schooled and added a sentiment from Teeny Tag Holidays.  The cute little tree was cut with a die from All Around Holidays.  I cut an extra layer out of a PTI coaster to give it a bit more dimension.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have in store for you!

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48 comments:

  1. What a beautiful project! It sure doesn't look simple. I love how you incorporated so pieces of MCT products in this gift card holder box! I would love it you would do a step by step video on this.
    Holiday hugs,
    Debbie

    Crafthawk@centurylink.net

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  2. What a beautiful project! It sure doesn't look simple. I love how you incorporated so many items of MCT products in this gift card holder box! I would love it you would do a step by step video on this.
    Holiday hugs,
    Debbie

    Crafthawk@centurylink.net

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  3. This is a gorgeous gift box! LOve all the embellishments and the vintage look! HUgsxx

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  4. SUPER DUPER AWESOME!!!!! Love the book GC holder it's great. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Katie ` Oh what a FUN gift card holder! I LOVE that you can do it without a machine too! Totally borrowing this idea! Of course the papers and details are simply FABULOUS as always! Have a great day!

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  6. This is gorgeous! Love the little insert gift wish list.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  7. OMGosh, I love this "book" gift card holder!!!!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  8. This is wonderful...love your book shaped holder!!

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  9. What a wonderful gift card holder! You did a great job showcasing MCT products.

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  10. Wow, that is amazing. You did a beautiful job on your project.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  11. This is beautifully!! I love your gift card holder!

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  12. I love it! Great twist on a simple gift card holder.

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  13. I love how you decorated this box with so many different MCT dies & stamps. My favorite is the ornament from the Warm Holiday Fun dies!
    Treasa Knight...treasaknight@gmail.com

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  14. Absolutely adorable and genius!!

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  15. I love this!! bre36@hotmail.com

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  16. Great card holder very creative

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  17. Brilliant and beautiful! thanks for sharing the 'how to' link! Your creativity never ceases to amaze!
    c

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  18. Wow this is so cute. I really love that new notebook stamp by MCT. I like that it looks just like school papers so cute!!! And I love MCT dies used on the front so perfect. AJ-

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  19. This is a fabulous project! TFS!
    Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  20. Wow, what an amazing project! This turned out just beautiful. I love the vintage look. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  21. What a great idea I love the papers you used would make a wonderful gift

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  22. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

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  23. Katie, this is really unique and a wonderful container for a gc. Looks just like a book!!! :)

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  24. Beautiful gift card holder! Details are amazing!

    cbarwick@comcast.net

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  25. That is just beautiful, thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

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  26. OMGosh how stinkin cute is this I thought it was a mini when I first saw it WOW. thanks so much for sharing

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  27. Another fantastic idea Katie, love every single detail! TFS
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.
    Unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  28. What a fun book holder!!! I love all of the products you used to make this~ also thanks for the link for the tutorial as well :)
    Amy

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  29. I really like how you decorated this clever gift card holder.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  30. wow what a creative way to present a gift card...it is truly adorable!

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  31. this is a wonderful idea thanks for the inspiration and the link
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  32. Katie your project is awesome I love it!!!! I even saved the blog so I can go later and look at it :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  33. Now I am absolutely amazed! This is an awesome and clever idea!! I have never seen this done before and I love that it's not the typical gift card holder!!! bizarrecreativity@gmail.com
    http://www.collectivecreativity.blogspot.com

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  34. This is such a cute way to present a gift card. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  35. What a fantastic gift - I want to try making a book box.
    Nslee@comcast.net

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  36. Hi Katie!
    OMG what a FABULOUS book shaped GC holder! Love this idea....thank you for sharing :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  37. Great Christmas album and am pinning it now to do later! Hoping to hop all the blogs but always get way laid! Shucks don't people know that this is more important?!

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  38. This is AWESOME!!!! I am pinning this gorgeous project so I can make one :)
    Thanks for sharing the link for the tutorial and I so LOVE all the stamps and dies you used!!!
    Awesome proejct!

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  39. So cute! I love projects like this, and you do it so well!

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  40. Oh I LOVE this great idea. Yours turned out wonderfully. TFS.
    Thanks for the tutorial link.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  41. Awesome idea. Love how you used Emma's stamps and dies and the papers. TFS ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  42. You always find such fun projects to make. I love how you decorated this cute gift card holder. Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  43. Wow, Katie!

    That is such a unique gift card holder!!! :) I love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  44. Your project is adorable. I love it

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  45. This is a beautiful gift card holder.

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  46. Oh my goodness! I adore the fresh take on a gift card holder. This one certainly makes it feel like an old book that's seen many a Christmas. Any gift card becomes extra-special too!

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