Jan 03 2009

Card holders

I wanted to show you a couple card holders I made for Christmas gifts this year.  Two were for the boys’ girlfriends and the last one for my mother-in-law.  Inside I made 8 cards with stamped envelopes to match.  They were a big hit with everyone, but I didn’t get them done until the day before Christmas Eve!  Way too late for me! 

As you can see, I used some of my retired papers for a couple of them…I knew Allie and Carol liked pinks and yellows.  I still like the Spring Flowers paper we sold a couple years ago!  The other one uses Urban Garden because I knew Beth liked blue colors.  Note:  I thought it was funny when I was making them that their names spelled out A, B, C!  Just easily amused, I guess! 

 The monograms were stamped with Lovely Letters (LOVE that set!) and punched with the scallop square, then layered several times with the colors in the papers. 

The box is held closed with a velcro dot.  The ribbon on the top is just for decoration.  I told the girls to keep their boxes and I will refill them when they need more.  My mother-in-law let me know at Christmas that she also needs sympathy cards and birthday cards…guess what she’ll get for her birthday in February!


Well, I’m going to take down the tree today.  It feels like we JUST put it up!  I can’t believe the holiday season is over already.  But, I know that if it doesn’t come down this weekend, it will be TWO weeks from now before I can get to it since I’ll be at Leadership next week!  Woohoo!  I’m excited to go and see the new catalog.

Have a great weekend!

EDIT:   The box pattern can be found on the SUDSOL pattern website thanks to Sandi MacIver!  If you aren’t a member of SUDSOL, it is SO worth the money for the great ideas!  Click on my sidebar to get a free trial.  When you sign up, please use my name as the referral!  Thanks!  (You must be a demo to join.)


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Jan 3, 2009 - 11:01:24
Kathy Brown said:


I love the card box set. I’m sure it was a hit!! Thanks for sharing.


Jan 3, 2009 - 11:01:34
Cathy said:

Love these!
Would you be willing to share the instructions?

Jan 3, 2009 - 11:01:04

Connie, I needed a little inspiration today, my mind has changed to mush since the Holidays. Thanks for sharing your talents, once again! Barbara

Apr 27, 2009 - 11:04:13

What an amazing gift! How long does each take you to create? I’m asking because it seems like such a great idea for my son’s teacher gifts. Truly lovely project!