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)!