Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blog Hop Day Five: Gift Card Holder


This project was designed for the Back to School Blog hop but will double as an entry on FaceBook:
http://www.facebook.com/TheScrapoholic

The challenge was to use an item that would usually be recycled or thrown away!

Welcome back to the Back to School Blog Hop! I'm so glad that you joined me today. If you haven't been hopping here everyday, feel free to check back on my blog. In the last five days, I've shared a Bookmark Reading Log, Matching Monster Booklets, a quick and easy treat holder, and scratch tickets. Today, we'll make gift card holders.

First step is RECYCLE!! I always love a project where you can recycle and craft! Save a toilet paper roll or two (or paper towel roll if you prefer).

I read on someone else's blog that the best way to flatten out a TP roll is to run it through your Cuttlebug. It worked great!

Thanks to a reader's comment, here is the blog that I snagged the Cuttlebug tip from!

Okay, so flatten your TP roll and staple it shut on only one end and the sides of the open end (see the pictures).


Next cut paper to fit the flat roll. My paper was 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and is from the DCWV "Grade School mini stack. It didn't require ANY trimming.... LOVE THAT!!


Then cut a tag that will slip into the tube. You can hand cut a tag that measures 2" x 4 3/4" or use the Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge and cut a tag using 2". You'll need two tags for each tube. I sandwich the two tags together for strength.

Punch a hole in the tag, set and eyelet and thread on some ribbon. I used my 3/16" hole and eyelets setter on my Crop-a-Dile. My ribbon measured about 12".


I added a little thank you tag with my 2" scallop punch and 1 1/2" circle punch. I used a Studio G "Thank you" stamp.


Here is a close-up of the Thank You tag.

See how great the gift card fits the tube! And you can feel great about recycling
(and you gotta love free supplies)!













Thanks for hopping along this blog hop. To win some blog candy from CardsbyCG, please become a follower and leave a comment at the end of this posting. I look forward to hearing what you think of this project!  The blog candy drawing will be held on Monday, August 16th, 2010.








If you want an additional blog candy entry, go back to my post announcing the blog candy
 and leave a comment there:
http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2010/08/back-to-school-blog-hop-blog-candy.html


Feel free to go back and look at the other projects I've posted for the blog-hop. Each comment (one per project) will get you one entry for the blog candy, so comment away.

Blog Hop Day One - Bookmark Reading Logs

Blog-Hop Day Two "Monster Booklets”

Blog-Hop Day Three: Quick Treat Pouches





Blog Hop Day Four: Scratch Tickets

http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-hop-day-four-scratch-tickets.html












Here is the blog-hop line-up!
The link (with the school house picture) on the left will take you to the beginning of the line-up.
Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations
Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels
Cheryl at Cards by CG (That’s me)
Jen at Purplescrapbooker
Carri at abusybee

37 comments:

Janice said...

Love the gift card idea and the fact that it is a "green" project. I definitely have toliet paper rolls! Thanks for posting such a cute idea.

Carrie said...

How creative! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Marionment said...

What a creative "economical" project. Just think of all the possibilities one can do with this project.

beejay said...

I love these and am filing the idea away for Christmas! TFS

Heather said...

What a great idea! SO easy!
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Kerri said...

I love this idea! I will be asking everyone for their empty TP tubes now! :)

Kerri
www.caresofkerri.blogspot.com

Connie Gail said...

Nothing excites me more than having everything I need to make a cute project like this one! I'll have to work it up soon and see what the results will be.....:O) As always, thanks for sharing.

scrappinmomma said...

I love this idea, it is very cute and easy and who doesn't have toilet paper rolls. Great for Birthdays and Christmas too. I am definitly going to make these for my nieces and nephews.

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

emspel said...

I will have to save some TP rolls from Fluffy - my boys hamster! This is a great idea! My husband really liked yesterdays scratch off project, so I need to make a shopping run.

Brenda said...

Great tutorial. I have been saving tp rolls for awhile and just didn't know what I should do, now I do....thanks so much

Cristi said...

How cute are these gift card holders. Thank you so much for sharing!
HUGS
Cristi

~Heidi said...

Super cute idea. tfs

JD said...

What a fun way to jazz up giving a gift card!

~ JD ~

4kids4 said...

I love the reuse, recycle idea...I'll be saving my tp rolls and making these for Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing another terrific project.

Court said...

Who doesn't love gift cards? I saw that flattening tip over at Popsicle Toes - a.k.a. Donna's blog here:

http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/2010/07/cuttlebug-spot-mini-album-challenge.html

Jean said...

These are great! I am going to have to save the tp rolls now that I have a project for them!

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

Oh WOW... GREAT idea... and i love the tip about the TP roll through the Cuttlebug.. i use them for mini albums

Melia
wifey7799@gmail.com

Celeste B. said...

I love using things around the house. What a great idea, TFS!!!!

Hope said...

Great tip on using the TP roll! I love it and I think I may have a few around the house...LOL! This has been a super fun week!! Thanks!

*Star said...

I love the idea of using the toilet paper roll. this is definitely something I'll be doing for Christmas. TFS and have a great day. :)

Deanna said...

Great recycling project. Love the idea! Thanks

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Patti B said...

great idea and a good way to recycle.

VeronicaA said...

This is a very cool project. I love the fact that you recycled and made the product into something reusable. Thanks for the Cuttlebug tip and for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Carol said...

Neat idea and I like how it encorporates recycling!!
Thanks
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Carolyn Ruiz said...

I just love looking at recycling things in a whole new way! This is now another reason why I like to save my empty TP rolls. I will have to try this idea; it looks so cute and yet so simple!!!!

Thanks for the great ideas and you're right: I love free supplies!

Cathy said...

Cheryl I know this was a back to school hop but I will be using a couple of your project ideas for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your time & talent.
Cathy S.

Nancy said...

i think these gift card holders are so nice...i love the way you made them

Got2BCrafting said...

I am always looking for new ways to give gift cards... this is great! I am all about simple and this seems to fit the bill. TFS.
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Who doesn't love Gift Cards...

Love your project...

The Scrapbooking Queen

Liz said...

This is great and gives me ideas for the calendars, with gift cards, that I make for my husband's and my parents! My attempt at holders last year left something to be desired.

Kerry said...

What a great idea, and who doesn't have tp rolls? Thanks for another great project.
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

AJoy said...

I saw another project using TP rolls but I like this one MUCH better. The other project used the TP rolls to create a pocketed album. The pictures were too little to me!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Shana said...

you are one creative person. will need to try out some of these techniques. thanks for the great ideas.

- - Sheryl - - said...

I save the tp rolls - but have not used them for gift cards - yet. these are great and great colors.

Nicole said...

Cute idea! I knew there was a reason to save all those tp and paper towel rolls! *L*

Scrappin' Sista said...

Wonderful!

Christel
christel@majesticdesigns.net

The Scrapoholic said...

these are totally cute!