Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby Shower Card - gift card holder

I am always grateful for the creativity that others share, because when I'm at a lost of what to do for this or that, I can mentally go back to seeing something someone did that either inspires me or I can scrap lift :) ideas.

I needed to do a card for a baby shower a few weeks ago - my husband's cousin who is expecting his first baby - a baby girl. We bought them a gift card and I remembered Jill from Diva In Pink's Thoughts & Ideas had made this really cute baby bottle gift card holder. Jill shared this cut file on her blog along with directions and sample on how it would look once cut (thank you, Jill - your instructions were helpful and your cut works beautifully).

Here is my take on Jill's baby bottle gift card holder:

I used Design Studio to create an envelope from Wild Card cartridge big enough to fit the bottle that measures, 8'' by 4 1/2''.

Love that little chickie tag that I found to dress up the ribbon :) The idea is you pull on the top of the bottle to pull out the insert that holds the gift card. Here is what the insert looks like:

The safety pin comes from the negative space that was cut when cutting envelope (and of course I could not just throw it away) - it looks like it is pinning the tag together :). You open the insert and this is what you see:

I used a piece of PP from the envelope (it happens to spell "HI") to hold the gift card :) ; and dressed up the gift card with a "b" also cut from the same PP. Too bad the gift card is blue :) - but dressing it up a bit helped tone that down. The bow is a Martha punch, very girly.

I had a great time making this card! Thanks again Jill :) ...

Baby Bottle gift card holder - cut using Jill's cut file from her blog post
Diva in Pink's Thoughts & Ideas : Welcome Baby
Cricut Design Studio, Plantin Schoolbook/New Arrival Cartridge(card, insert) and Wild Card Cartridge (envelope)
sentiment - Cloud9 Design Simple Thoughts- Baby
DCWV PP, DCWV Texture Paper, DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
Martha Stewart Bow Punch
chickie metal tags - Making Memories w/ tag curl tool
Ribbon from M's
Momento Rose Bud


Jill said...

Great job, Carol! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the kudos, for the comments on my blog and for directing me to your blog. It's awesome! You have some amazing talent.


Enfys said...

What a great project Carol, I love this cut from NA and have used it a lot, but never for a gift card holder. You did a lovely job
Enfys x

Leigh O'Brien said...

OMG, could that be any cuter! WOW! I don't know anyone that's having a baby these days but I find myself drawn to baby projects and images. I'm too old to have more but maybe I should talk my friends into having some...ha ha!

ps. The word verification words always crack me up...this one is "vinettly". Let's see - that could mean "a tomato or grape grown to maturity on the vine"...what'dya think? ha ha ha

walesk said...

oh, my! this is so cute! what a great idea :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow these are fabulous Carol and such great designs, too cute! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Anonymous said...


I love this.. really great idea..
can you send me the cut file to my e-mail please here my email i do really need the cut file. what program can i open the cut file of these.

Thanks Im looking forward from you.

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