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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grad Owl Gift Card Holder

Created this Graduation Gift Card Holder with inspiration from Frenchie. You can click here to see Frenchie's video on how to make.

 I used Cricut cartridge Locker Talk to make Grad Diploma on the right side. Paper pieced the Owl. Braided some twine. Added 2 metal brads to inside to close the holder to fit the gift card inside.

This is for my daughter that graduated from Kansas City Art Institute. KCAI colors are green & purple. She likes Owls. We gave her an Amazon gift card. She is happy to be able to use it on something other than college books or supplies.

Supplies List 

calligraphy: hand wrote "2014"
Cricut cartridge: Locker Talk 3" Grad Diploma, Shadow
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
marker/pen: Gellyroll white on Owl's eyes, Sharpie Ultrafine black calligraphy
metal: 2 mini black brads
paper:  scrap piece of Grad scrapbook, cardstock - black, brown, green, purples, white
stamp:  Stampabilities Congrats Grad 02
Stampin' Up: punch - 1 3/8" Circle, Bird branch, Owl
twine: green/white, purple/white

Entering this into the following challenges:

5/31 DLART May Linky Ch UE 1perDay 5/1
5/31 Pile It On #21 Metal UE 5/25
5/31 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: The Artsy Stamp 5E(#5) 5/26

6/1 Fantabulous Cricut FCCB Ch#212 Class of 2014 3E(#1) 5/26
6/1 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch Anything Goes 2E(#2) 5/25

6/3 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes 5E(#3) 5/28 

6/4 C.R.A.F.T. Ch 261 Tech Ch Paperpiecing 5E(#1) 5/29 

6/8 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #32 Fun Fold Cards UE 5/26


  1. What a great gift card holder, Melissa! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Wonderful idea for a gift card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining FCCB!

  3. That owl is so cute! Great idea. Thank you for sharing another card with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  4. great creation thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT x carol

  5. Great gift card. Love the little owl. Thanks for linking to our challenge at FCCB. Kim

  6. Super fun gift card! The owl is so cute! Great job, Melissa! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas and FCCB!

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