Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gift Card Buddy

Hi Ya friends!
Today I have a little project I created to help organize & keep track of the gift cards we received for Christmas. I call it:
"Gift Card Buddy"
I made one for each of my boys & myself too :) So here they are:
Here's mine:

(mine holds six gift cards, everyone else's holds 4) I also made a little strap that swings over to the front. Hello Kitty holds it closed with velcro dots underneath.
The innies:

The Deets: Cricut Carts: Hello Kitty Greetings & Hello Kitty Font
Supplies: HK Pattern Paper, White, Black Cardstock, red glitter paper

Here is my hubby's:

The Deets: Cricut Cart: Graphically Speaking
Supplies: Paper: Monrovia- SEI, Night of Navy, River Rock- SU!

My older son's:

The Deets: Cricut Cart: Sports Mania
Supplies: Sports ball CB Die Combo, Paper: Sports -K& Co, basketball, More Mustard, Choc Chip-SU!

 My little one's:

The Deets: Cricut Carts: Spongebob Squarepants, Ashlyn's Alphabet
Supplies: Paper: Black, Yellow, Stars CB Embossing folder

They were very easy to put together. So do ya want to see how to make one for yourself??? Here's a tut for ya:

Cut an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet in half (5 1/2") ---> You'll be able to make 2 buddies from 1 sheet of CS :)

Score at 4 1/8" and 4 3/8" so you create a 1/4" space in the middle

Fold along your score lines & you're half done!

Now cut 4 pieces of paper (or more) 4" x 1 1/2" to create your inner pockets

Use the 1" circle punch & punch half circles in your pocket pieces. This will make it easier to pull out your gift cards.

Add 1/8 Scor-Tape (or your fav strong adhesive) to 3 sides as shown:

Adhere your pockets to your card base & you've reached the finish line!

Now just embellish as you wish :) See, easy peasy. Do you like???

Here they are again:

But wait... there's more! There's one more little project I created to go along with the Gift Card Buddy. So go make your buddy & meet me back tomorrow. Same kitty time, same kitty channel ;)

If you're looking for Cricut/Cuttlebug supplies & carts don't forget to check out the YMH Store ---> here. If you don't see something you'd like in stock, Kristina can get it for you. Just let her know :)
Gotta Go!


  1. Great idea Karli, thanks for sharing

  2. These are so clever, Karli, and so darn cute! Thanks for the deets! Blessings to you!

  3. Hi Karli,

    I love your buddies. And thank you for the tutorial.

    I'm looking forward to see, what you came up with to go along.

  4. great project idea! Thanks for the easy to follow directions.

  5. Fab project and tutorial Karli! I've got a drawer full of gift cards, and really need some organization. I'm so making some of these. Love Jordan's Sponge Bob one, too cute! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

  6. Karli, what a great project! Thanks SO much for the tutorial!

  7. What a great idea! These are so cute and you can keep them all in one it!


  8. Great idea. These are really cute. Love the tutorial.

  9. wonderful idea and thanks for sharing the 'how-to' with us.

  10. Karli, thanks for the tut!!! Great idea!!

  11. What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial too! Happy new year!

  12. I just love this gift card buddy! Will definitely have to check out your other ideas as well!


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