Sep 11, 2012

Merry Wishes

We've had a summer filled with heat and humidity.  Now it is September.  While we have had a few nice days of more normal temperatures in the 70's and 80's the last few days, today our weather people are predicting it will get back up into the 90's.  If it does, it will be the 31st day of 90 degree or more temperatures.   This stretch of heat started way back in May making it a very, very, very long summer indeed!  By the way, the normal number of days we get above 90 is a mere 13.

So, I think it is only fitting to post something that will bring thoughts of cooler weather.  Yes, it is time to turn our attention from the summer heat wave to that of the winter holidays that will be upon us in no time at all.  I had the good fortune of finding some time to play with paper this past weekend.  As I was looking for paper and projects, I came across my drawer full of Merry Wishes designer paper - a fun and festive collection of pinks, reds, and greens with a holiday flavor.  I dug out a few tools and a stamp and some embellishments and ended up creating these delightful Christmas Gift Card Holders.

Here's the front of one of them.  The belly band with the Merry Christmas greeting keeps the gift holder closed so the gift card (or folded money) is safe and secure.  I used both scrappers floss and bakers twine to embellish the tag.


And here's the inside of the gift card holder.  The gift card (or folded money) is inserted into the tabs on the right and the left side can be used for a handwritten note.

This photo shows a stack of gift card holders that showcase the many different designs and colors in the Merry Wishes paper collection.

Stay cool today!

Thanks for stopping by.

Rita

Today's Abundance
-A good lunch with friends
-Papercrafting time
-Photos, photos, photos
-Sewing time
-Fall (and the hope of cooler weather and colorful fall leaves)


3 comments:

Cindy said...

I like your gift card holder idea!! Well done!

Cindy said...

A gift card holder is a great idea! Well done and beautifully presented.

Seleise said...

super cute gift card holders!!!

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