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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!

14 comments:

  1. Great idea Karli, thanks for sharing

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

    Renee

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

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

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

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

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

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