In our family the nieces and nephews pick names from their cousins and purchase gifts for their cousins. As the majority of the nieces and nephews are teens now the main request we get is for money or gift cards.
I have been storing up gum boxes to up-cycle into gift card holders:
You can either paint over the surfaces or use pattern paper to cover up the original box. I decided to cover mine with paper. To do so I needed a template. It was really easy to pull the glue off the sides of the gum packs and trace the shape on the reverse side of the paper I wanted to use:
After I cut and scored the paper I taped the paper to the outside and inside.
I decided to create a little card to go inside with the gift card. I cut a piece of scrap cardstock and folded it in half. I cut a piece of the patter paper and attached it to the front of the card. I gave it a coat of white paint to match. I stamped the deer and snowman on white cardstock using black ink.
I colored the images with a touch of watercolor pencils and waterbrush. The tree was from pattern paper and was cut out and attached. I finished off the bottom edge with a mix of glitter and mica flakes for snow.
The other card holder was even quicker:
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