Monday, December 14, 2009

Put a little "heart" in your gift card giving

If you're an Orbit gum chewer, you might recognize this little box since it was my inspiration.  It's the perfect size for a gift card - or two or three - and it makes more of a statement than a drab old envelope.  The heart cutouts can easily be removed if you like, or you can even replace them with a shape of your choice.  I like to give some people several diffferent types of gift cards, so I made this box to hold them all.  Just tuck them inside and tie with a bow!  Now you have NO excuse for not giving your gift cards in style!

Cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Gift Card Box With Hearts file for Gypsy


Lesley517 said...

Super cute. I love different types of gift card holders and you always have such cute ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Girl, stop talking about me! lol Yes, I just reached someone a gift card or give it to them in the envelope that comes with the gift card so you have given me some style! lol Thanks a bunch for everything!


Anonymous said...

Okay I saw your twin's---I mean your daughter's wedding pictures. Now, that is a wedding! lol You guys appeared to have had so much fun! My husband's nephew and his groomsman had on tennis shoes as well so I guess it is the style. lol

Wondering minds want to know, I know you made the box and I think you shared that file with us but what else did you make for the wedding because as I looked at the pictures, I said you made everything. lol You have a silver frame on one of they pictures that is beautiful so did you make that frame or did you buy the frame? Are those the actual layouts for her album? Girl, where do you get the time and strength to do it all? lol I am sure you worked extremely hard for the wedding and yet you are not tired and you are enjoying yourself on the pictures!! Just awesome and thank you for sharing it with us!!

lynn said...

thanks so much for another great file!

Cindy McVey said...

RE: The wedding - my daughter marches to her own drum, and her wedding was no different! She is a fashion major and loves vintage - specifically the 40's and 50's, hence the high tops and slicked back hair on the guys and the Vargas girl hair and dresses on the girls. We had an old-fashioned soda fountain, complete with root beer floats and vanilla cokes, and the buffet was burgers, fries and macaroni and cheese! Somehow, it didn't seem out of place with the more upscale tables and setting. All of the music was from the 40's big band era or from the 50's sock hop stuff. They hand picked the playlist, and she walked down the aisle to "Moon River," her favorite Audrey Hepburn movie.

I did make and stamp the boxes, and each held a red chocolate rose that I made - all 150 of them! Beyond that, I didn't make much. I'm in event planning, so I had lots of connections and knew exactly who to hire to make it all turn out perfectly - a florist friend, a photographer friend, a lady who rented me the linens at her cost, etc.
Ten years of this job finally paid off!!

Yep, we were pretty darned happy. We love the guy she married, and our families and friends were all there - and my daughter was radiant and very, very happy. It doesn't get much better than that!

The "scrapbook" you viewed at the bottom of my blog was made digitally, all online at I have ordered 5 hardbound copies of it and 5 softcover ones as Christmas gifts. I've never ordered from them before, so I don't know how they'll turn out, but I will let you all know. I spent about 5 days working on it, but it wil be worth it to get 10 books from the effort. (Much of that time was just trying to choose which pictures to use out of 850!) From what I can tell so far, Scrapblog is an awesome online service and I'm excited about getting the books. I'll update you when I get them - hopefully next week!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for responding and the wedding has FUN and EXCITEMENT written all over it the way a wedding should be. I love the different poses of the wedding party. I am happy you were able to enjoy the wedding and not do everything. Did you do the invitations? 150 chocolate roses? lol When did you start making the candy? lol

Were the layouts already made or did you have to make the digital layouts? If is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to sign my message lol!


Cindy McVey said...

Mercy, the layouts are totally personal. You should go try it out! There are lots of free elements, background papers, etc that you can start out with, but if you are doing a serious layout, I guarantee you will want to buy some. You don't download them, so you can't use them anywhere but on their site, but once you buy them, you can use them forever at scrapblog, and they really aren't expensive. I have spent a LOT more on the real stuff, trust me!

Yes, I made the invitations. One of these days maybe I'll post a pic of one. I wish I had thought to include it on the scrapblog, darnit!

I made the roses in the 4 days before the wedding so they would be fresh. I DID take some time off from work! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Thanks so much for the nuggets cut file. I can't wait to try out the andes one too. I can see so many uses for these, not just the holidays. Your daughters wedding seemed like a dream come true. Congrats to the Bride & Groom and to everyone who pulled it together.

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Dec. 14, 2009. Thanks again.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Dec [LA 02:29pm, NY 05:29pm, UK 10:29pm] - 20 Dec [OZ 09:29am]).

memories2keep1976 said...

Thanks again love all your designs.

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