Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Have A Heart - Gift Card Holder

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #51 - Recycle, Re purpose, Reuse

This week at Sassy Cheryl's our hostess is the very talented Peggy! She wants us to be earth friendly and recycle or reuse something on our creation. This challenge was perfect for me. If I ever give a gift card I always make this clever little holder for it. I honestly have over 200 coffee insulators in a box under my desk waiting to be dolled up and gifted to someone. (My daughter counted them one day) I have stopped saving them, but I haven't stopped drinking my coffee. So if any of you need some, I have plenty. Lol
Most of my insulators are from Starbucks, but I do have a few others. I just flip it over and tear it apart at the seam. It is usually just held together with glue.
Put your paper patterned side down and put your insulator face up on top of the paper. Trace and cut out.

Use some super good adhesive on your patterned paper and attach to insulator. Run a bead of hot glue along the bottom edge and one side edge and fold into each other with the hot glued side on top. Ta-Da!! Just decorate to fit your theme.
Hope you all will take the time to play along with us this week. It is sure to be a fun challenge.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - "Have A Heart"
Paper: Die Cuts With A View - Sweetheart
Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Four, MS-Felt heart and lace die cuts, Hobby Lobby - Lt. pink gingham ruffled ribbon, misc. button & bakers twine


Scrappy Doo said...

AGH! Jeni!! I Love THIS!! LOVE!!!!


Thanks for the idea. And your image is so cute with the spellbinder cut. I want to get one of those sets one day.

Love it!!! Great job!

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

Tammy said...

Awesome Jeni. The image is colored perfectly that I would be afraid of spilling something on it. Thanks for the tutorial.

Linda C said...

Great tutorial Jeni. 200? 200 x 4 = ??? Don't peek Steve.

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Good Lord woman, how many cups of coffee do you drink?! This is beautiful and I love that you showed how you did it.
Super cute.

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Jeni, what a great idea! I think I'll start by collecting just a couple, unless you have more ideas for them. lol. Lovely colouring of the cute little image too!
Joyce xx

Betty said...

Such a cute idea Jen...and thanks for sharing how you did it. Makes our lives soooo much easier!

Sue said...

Hi Jeni
gorgeous creation what a brill idea, thanks, sue,x

Cathy said...

Jeni, this is just adorable. Love the use of the starbuck's coffee paper protectors. Wonderful challenge card Girl!!!

Ann English said...

Just darling! That's a lot of coffee, my friend! Gives me the jitters just thinking about it!

jkreucher said...

OH My Gosh! over 200 coffee holders.. you go girl:) :) :)
what a fun idea. you have your super creative hat on today! I love it gf!
Hugs to ya

Marlene said...

What a fabby project!! (I shall pretend it's for HOT CHOCOLATE if that's ok with you?!)

Cec said...

Such a clever idea and a fabulous project. I am loving that sweet ruffled ribbon and the little hearts.

Jodi said...

How cute and clever! Wow, that sure is a lot of coffee!
Jodi =)

Heather said...

Great recycling!! Fab project!!