Make It Monday::Tags and Gift Cards


I've been busy doing my Christmas shopping and bought a few gift cards for the family. We love using them to shop the week after Christmas and hit all the sales, get coffee and hot chocolate, and make a fun day out of it.

The kiddos really love being able to shop and purchase whatever they want with the gift cards they find in their stockings. Plus, I think it's a great way to teach them about spending responsibly since they have a budget to stick with.

Today's challenge at The Kraft Journal is to create "Christmas Tags or Gift Card Holders." And you can tell I took advantage by choosing to create a gift card holder. I created mine based off the tutorial I did for The Kraft Journal - only I changed the theme from Thanksgiving to a Winter Wonderland!

The Small Glassine Bags from The Kraft Outlet are the perfect size for gift cards. Just pop them in and decorate! Talk about saving time! I'm all for that! 

I used some Blue Baker's Twine to attach a little Round Metal Edge Tag that I stamped using Trendy Tags and Taglines from Clear and Simple Stamps. 

I created a little snowflake using Vintage Dictionary Paper. Since the paper is thin, I added a small piece of kraft cardstock behind the dictionary paper before punching the snowflake out. This prevents the paper from tearing or getting caught inside the punch. 

To create the snow on the button, I took a white piece of cardstock and filed the edge with a pair of scissors. I glued the flakes from the paper onto the button and love the results!

So if you're ready to create your own Gift Tag Holders or Christmas Tags, just head over to The Kraft Journal and link up your creations! 

I am also playing in the following fun challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #101 - Anything Goes
Craftdoor Magazine #15 - Happy Holidays (3 embellishments)
Hooked On Crafts #13 - Winter Wonderland
Pollycraft Monday #120 - Christmas Fun
The Pink Elephant #128 - Snowflakes and Sparkles
Whoopsie Daisy - Snowflakes
Sweet Stamping - Snowflake

Have a Happy Monday everyone!


  1. Love, love your gift card holder, Kim! Using the glassine bag is such a great idea. Perfect fit, and I love that you can peek through to see what's inside. Gorgeous doily topper. Love the snowflake made from the dictionary paper and LOVE the flakes you created from filed cardstock. How brilliant!

  2. What a great idea for that cute little snow on the button! I adore your little bag!

  3. This is it! Thanks for playing along with SSCB!!!! ;)

  4. That was such a great tutorial I don't blame you for using it again. This result is every bit and wonderful as the first. :-) Hugs!

  5. gorgeous! I love that snowflake! So pretty, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week, hugs, martina

  6. Hi Kim, what a gorgeous gift card holder. Love the blue and the snow on the button. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  7. I love it! What a sweet gift wrap!

  8. Fab project. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  9. What a wonderful project! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craftroom Door. :)

  10. Great gift card holder, very creative! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky's "Anything Goes" challenge!

  11. Great project love all the embellishment.

    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and remember to be chosen for a top three spot you need to use a Whoopsi Daisy image. Hope to see you again soon

  12. This is beautiful and such a lovely idea...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft....
    Mandy x

  13. Thank you for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Good luck!
    Hugs Nataliya

  14. A great gift card holder. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘snowflake’ challenge. Hugs Christine x

  15. Beautiful card! Lovely details, Really pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hugs, Frances.

  16. A fabulous creation!
    Thanks for playing along in our Christmas Fun challenge this month over at Pollycraft :o)

  17. fabulous, thanks for playing with the pink elephant challenge! JOY DT