Thursday, December 26, 2013

Gift Card Wallet

Hi everybody! Now that the holiday rush is over, I want to share the coolest gift card wallet I made for my son - and he absolutely LOVED it! He was formerly in the National Guard/Army so I thought it appropriate to dig into my stash of military papers and embellishments to find just the right stuff to create this wallet to hold a Christmas gift. I kept it fairly simple, using a 3-D Army insignia sticker matted on brown and gold foil circle die cuts, the sentiment stamped on a hand cut dog tag, some embroidered star stickers and flat-back pearls.

I think the gold foil circle die cut was definitely an elegant touch. I attached the dog tag with a small ball chain. I was a little apprehensive about using flat-back pearls on a guy project, but they actually looked great!

Here's a peek at the inside. I used a small circular velcro closure.

And here's the back. Very simple with just a matted strip down one side.

I'd love to enter my gift card wallet into the following challenges:

  • The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock; dark brown, dark green and gold foil cardstock from stash
  • Various military papers and embellishments from stash
  • Spellbinders Classic Circles dies
  • Sentiment from the GKD Nature's Greeting stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology ball chain
  • Champagne flat-back pearls
  • Circular velcro closure

Hope you had a beautiful Christmas! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Very neat gift idea! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  2. WA-OOWW!!!!!8O
    not surprised your son liked it, it's great! and the pearls are not feminine at all they are very harmonious with the rest, .
    echoing the tag string and also reminding of ceremony uniform buttons. definitely a spectacular project!
    also: thank yo so so much for the lovely card you sent me, i was very very touched you's proudly standing on the shelf of the living room... :))))
    the rest of the envelop was in perfect condition too thank you so much....Santa-Leslie!!

  3. What a great gift card holder for a guy. You did an amazing job! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you had an opportunity to hop over to the other blogs for a chance to win prizes there too. Happy New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

  4. What a great idea, beautifully made and I love the dog tag. I agree the pearls look great. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  5. Great gift wallet for a guy, no wonder your son loved it! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges!

  6. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

  7. What a great gift idea. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x

  8. This is fabulous! Absolutely love it!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  9. thanks for joining us at Pile it on... we have started a new challenge - please go and check it out!
    Kimberly DT


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