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Meljen’s Designs Use Twine Challenge & a Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving to my readers in the US! Now that Thanksgiving is here, it means that the big push to Christmas is starting. I thought I would share a couple of gift card holders that I made using digital stamps from Meljen’s Designs.

I think a handmade gift card holder is a great way to warm up or personalize a gift card. Using the Gift Card Greetings metal die from Papertrey and a digi stamp from Meljen’s Designs is a a cute and easy way to make a holder for any gift card.

To decorate this gift card holder, I used one of the new images that Melissa is putting into the store today. Since Melissa has really been in the Christmas spirit lately, she has designed a lot of new, fabulous, Christmas themed images. Check all these out!

The new challenge on the Meljen’s Designs blog is “Use Twine or String”. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. To link up your project or see the challenge rules, see the Meljen’s Designs blog.

To help get you in the holiday spirit, Melissa is having a sale on her digital stamps. 50% off – is that awesome or what? (Click on the banner below to go to the store)

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day!


Mittens Gift Card Holder

  • Stamps: Cozy Mittens (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs, Snow Wonderful from Verve Stamps, Signature Christmas by Papertrey, Tiny Talk by Stampin’ Up
  • Inks: Distress Inks Old Paper, Close To My Heart Garden Green
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Crate Paper Snow Day Collection pad
  • Tools: Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Papertrey Gift Card Greetings die
  • Embellishments: The Twinery Honeydew bakers twine, misc. button, Martha Stewart doily, Frosted Lace Stickles

Tree Gift Card Holder

  • Stamps: Little Wood Star Tree (digital stamp) by Meljen’s Designs, Snow Wonderful from Verve Stamps, Signature Christmas by Papertrey, Tiny Talk by Stampin’ Up
  • Inks: Distress Inks Old Paper, Close To My Heart Garden Green
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Crate Paper Snow Day Collection pad
  • Tools: Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Papertrey Gift Card Greetings die
  • Embellishments: The Twinery Honeydew bakers twine, misc. button



Kathy and Lucky said…
These are wonderful, love the Kraft and the stitching on the images are amazing. Great country cards. Have a wonderful holiday!
Anita said…
Cheryl, these are both so pretty. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
K. Joy said…
Your projects are so cute!! I love your idea to put the stitching along the tree and mittens! Love the bakers twine and buttons, too... Thanks for sharing!! :)
Hazel said…
Lovely idea and both brilliantly made. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x
These are absolutely wonderful - perfect ideas for Christmas! TFS!
Annette said…
aww I so so love these great gift card holders... Girl you are so talented...I LOVE IT..

Marianne said…
These look great Cheryl! Love the CAS design of the second one. So simple, yet so effective!
Jennifer said…
I just love those handmade mittens and how you used your twine!
Suzie McFloozy said…
These are gorgeous - love that chunky stitching and the twine - what a lovely way to give a gift card x

Oh and thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey too x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo
Sara I. said…
Who needs a gift card when the holder is totally fab? Love the kraft and the stitching on the image - the button is the icing on the cake! Hoping you had a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving! xx
Riet said…
So gorgeous Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Jennifer Scull said…
what fun projects! I really like the kraft envies! :)
Pat (mspfd) said…
Love these gift card designs. The images are fab.
xiumaiyuki said…
What a sweet card! Those mittens are too adorable!
Shelby said…
What fantastic gift card holders! Love them. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Tie One on Day.

Anita said…
What cute gift holders! Thanks for joining us at Ribbon Carousel.
Simply.......adorable!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty "Tie One On" Challenge. Hope you will come back and join us again!
Karen - Design Team Member
Carly said…
Unreal! Fantastic! Love it!

Thankyou so much for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxoxox Carly
Sassy Cheryl said…
GORGEOUS gift card holders! Love the pastels and the string/ribbon on the buttons. Love 'em both!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.
These are COMPLETELY adorable and FABULOUS!! I am in LOVE!! Thank you SO much for playing along with this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge!!
Adorable!! Love the fun Christmas accents. Thank you so much for playing along with this months Christmas Challenge over at ABC DT Challenge!!
Pat said…
Oh Cheryl! Another fabulous project! I love the stitching...and the twine is perfect!! So good to see you again this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank
frances joy said…
all pretty!! :) love it!
Made by Mandy said…
What a fabulous card :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)
Kim Duran said…
I always love giving little gifts with crafty packaging! This is such a cute little gift, Cheryl! I love the stitching and the twine! Thanks for playing along this week at The Kraft Journal!
dragonllew said…
These are fab thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.
Jenny x
Ann English said…
Cheryl, I love these creations! Per usual, your designs are outstanding! Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.
Anne Marie said…
Looks like i'm going shopping! Lol!! You always inspire me with how ou use these sweet images, Cheryl. This gift card holder is fabulous! The twine is the perfect touch. :)
Karita said…
All your cards are just beautiful! :)
I love your country style :)

Thank you for joining at Deep Ocean :)
Thanks for playing with us @ Paper Crafting Journey!
Love, Laura PCJDT
Ah Cheryl, how cute are these? I love them both! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Sheryl said…
Hi Cheryl! These gift card holders are GORGEOUS! I love the bright colors you used and the pretty stitching! Simply lovely! Thank you for joining our, "Anything Goes" month long Blog Candy challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl
Rosanne said…
Just beautiful!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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