LaLa Land Crafts Challenge #23 - Gift Card Holder

I already had a gift card for my daughter for Valentine's Day, and when I saw this challenge I decided to try making a card holder. I immediately thought of a purse because she loves handbags.

The cardstock is shiny black with a herringbone stripe texture in it that I ran through a Quickutz folder called "Diamonds and Dots". I think it gives the 'purse' a look of quilted leather. I lined the purse in red flower pp, used a magnet on the clasp, made a pocket with faux stitching and brads, and hung a little lock embellie from the strap. The slots were punched with an Stampin'Up slot punch.

The template for this purse is in Cardmaker Magazine, November/09 issue.

I think it came out quite well (giving myself a little pat on the shoulder LOL)!



  1. Oh wow Sharon! If I didn't know any better I wouldda thought that was a REAL PURSE! ;) That shiny black ribbed c.s. is perfect and so is your choice of embossing folders for it. LOOOVE THIS and so will your daughter I'm sure! Thank you so much for jumping in to this challenge and entering at La-La Land Crafts Challenges!! *Ü*

  2. Fabulous! This is way cool! The purse looks so real! Awesome take on our Gift Card holder challenge! Thanks for playong along with us at La La Land Crafts!

  3. Wow! Sharon you did a fantastic job on this challenge! Your gift card holder looks like real purse! I really love the texture you created! Your daughter will LOVE it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at La-La Land Weekly Challenge!

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  5. WOW! Sharon that is an awesome gift card holder!!

  6. Wow Sharon this is awesome REALLY looks like a REAL purse.Love how you attached the little lock . Julie will love this .

  7. striking purse Sharon! Love all the details that give it "purse" sonality! hehe
    just awesome! thanks for the great idea!
    Pam Going Postal

  8. What a great presentaion for the gift card holder!!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts Weekly Challenge!!
    :) Irina

  9. I have been looking for a new black purse... this is it!! It's beautiful, Sharon! Wishing really hard that this was a real purse that I could buy! Thanks for joining our gift card holder challenge at La-La Land Crafts! ~ jane

  10. Oh wow!! That is totally fantabulous!! She is going to love it! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!