Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mom and Dad Gift Card/Picture Holders - 3D Wednesday

Hello and Happy Birthday to Me!!!  Today is my Birthday AND it is 3D Wednesday over at My Creative Time.  I decided to make myself a pretty Gift Card/Picture Holder out of Emma's Stitched Journal and Capture Frame dies.  I usually give away just about everything I create so I was thrilled to make this for myself!  While I was making one I figured I would get a jump on Father's Day and I did a masculine version too!
WARNING: This is a very picture heavy post!

 I cut 3 frames, 2 of patterned paper for each side and one plain card stock to give the gift card holder a little weight.
Next I cut two Stitched Journal pieces to adhere together against the bottom of the frame.
 I took some thick twine and wrapped it around the top to make a sturdy "handle" so I can hang the gift card/picture holder as a decoration.  Then I braided three pieces of twine which made a nice lanyard to attach the pictures.  I put jump rings on the corners of the Stitched Mini Frame die and clipped them together with a little clasp that I actually recycled from a clothing tag.   I also got myself a little money on a Starbucks Coffee Card which slipped into the back pocket, hehehe!
The new Stitched Daisy die cut fit perfectly as an accent on the back pocket.
The sentiment is from an oldie of Emma's called "Mom You Rock".  I stamped the sentiment on labels from the "Chunky Jar Accessories" set.
The Father's Day Gift Card/Picture Holder is basically the same except for the paper choices and I used Button Twine for the handle and lanyard.   The lanyard and edge decoration have 6 pieces of button twine braided.
The sentiments on this are from the "Here's Lookin At You" stamp set and the d a d are from Lowercase Fun dies.
I did a Zigzag stitch with my sewing machine to attach the pockets to the bottom.
To attache the jump rings on this I used a recycled chain from a pair of work boots. It fits the "manly" theme anyway, hehehe!  On the back of each photo frame I wrote the date and age of my children.
List of Supplies:
Stitched Mini Frame die, Stitched Capture Frame die, Stitched Journal die
Lowercase Fun dies, Stitched Daisy die, Chunky Jar Accessories
Mom You Rock and Here's Looking At You stamp sets
Sweet Girl 6x6 paper pad, Echo Park  -  Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
Sasparilla 8x8 paper pad  -  October Afternoon
Kraft Card Stock and Natural Button Twine  -  Papertrey Ink
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder  -  Provocraft
Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Jump Rings  -  Tim Holtz
Clip and Ball Chain from recycled from my stash
Heavy White Twine and Yellow Adhesive Trim  -  Recollections
Sewing Machine
I hope you find these projects interesting and useful!  I enjoyed putting them together so much.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 


jessica said...

Happy Birthday Cathryn!!! Hope you have the BEST day EVER!!!!
I LOVE your amazing projects.....I just bookmarked this and I am so going to case this awesome project...hope you dont mind :)
Loving the picture tutorial...the GREAT papers and embellishments and all the awesome MCT products you used!
Thanks for sharing and again Happy Birthday!!!

Georgiana said...

Neat idea! Happy Birthday to you!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!!!

Joan Smith said...

Oh Wow these are amazing and at first glance I thought you actually used something wood and worked around that wowie wow you are just so gosh darn talented and so stinkin' clever...gosh what a great project. just WOW!!!!


Crafty Moni said...

This is fabulous! Very creative! Thanks for sharing your talent with us:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

quilt4fun2 said...

You have such a clever idea here today! So cute and double pockets for a gift card also. Wonderful job.
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Sherrie K. said...

Happy Happy Birthday Cathryn!!! I LOVE this sweet project! It is awesome and can't wait to get my MCT order so I can make this: So adorable!

Sherrie K

Tan's Hobbies said...

Oh, Happy Birthday, Cathryn!! May your birthday be filled with many blessings!!

And i Love love love your awesome projects!! Those are gorgeous!!

Big hug from your new follower, Tan =)

Suzanne said...

Happy belated Birthday Cathryn!
Yes! You do deserve something special for yourself....your projects are absolutely AMAZING! I love how you took various MCT dies to create your gift card/picture holder...what a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Suzanne :)

Kim H said...

Cathryn ~ I know I have been mia lately ~ just took a glance around OMG these are seriously FABULOUS!! I LOVE them and this idea!! So stinking CUTE and CLEVER!!! WOW!