Congrats, Grad! (set of 2 gift card holders)

Hi friends! Hump Day is behind us and we’re headed toward the weekend! I’m thrilled to share that I’m once again guest designing over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges! One of my cards was chosen as the first of the Top 3 spots a few weeks back which landed me a guest gig! I’m stoked to share my set of two graduation gift card holders (one for a male and one for a female) for Challenge #563 – Graduation. Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize is a $12 gift code, so come on over and play for a chance to win! I purchased the adorable Grad Mouse digi stamp to add to my stash because I’m going to need it for some graduation events down the road anyway and thought it would be great to use for a male or female project.


I’ve had handwritten instructions for this gift card holder in my tutorial folder for many years (credit goes to Gina K Designs and StampTV) and have made quite a few of them for various occasions. If you’re interested, the cutting and scoring details are outlined in a fairly recent post on my blog HERE. I colored the images with Nuvo alcohol markers and cut them with a stitched rectangle die. The inside sentiment panels were cut with the same stitched rectangle die. The sentiments are computer-generated. The closure (hidden beneath the focal image on the front) is a velcro circle. To tie in the stars in the image on the front, I added a primitive star die cut to the left side of each. Here is the male version…

And here is the female version…

I used double-sided textured cardstock for the panels and dry embossed the darker side (used on the outside) with a harlequin embossing folder. I’ve also included a shot from above with a faux gift card in place so you can see the construction. Very cool and very simple!

And one more peek at the pair… these turned out so stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it! ;)


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #40 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional Sentiment as the Focal (no twist)
3. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Catch the Bug Challenge: July Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: July Anything Goes
7. Let’s Craft and Create: #161 – Anything Goes w/ optional Stars and Stripes (no twist)
8. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2027 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #246 – Anything Goes
10. Through the Purple Haze: #169 – Planes, Trains, Automobiles or Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock
Stamps: xxxx
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 461, 463, 401, 450, 454, 428, 430, 485; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen; Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Sizzix Primitive Stars die
Accessories:  Sizzix Texture Fades Harlequin embossing folder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Bearly Art precision craft glue, 5/8″ Velcro circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a graduation project with us this time! Be sure to check out all the fun digis at Bugaboo Stamps! You know you love you some Bugaboo, so come on over and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “Congrats, Grad! (set of 2 gift card holders)”

  1. Great Design for money/giftcard present, so sweet and classy at the same time. Well done! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. These are so beautifully done, Leslie! Love those darling mice. :-D Thanks so much for supporting our Anything Goes w a Critter challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT


  3. These are so cute and so beautifully crafted! Thanks for another delightful submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

    Liked by 1 person

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! I love reading them!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: