It’s Friday- and today we will see how to make a gift card box with Marjie Kemper! So happy to welcome my friend and fellow New Yorker to the blog. Marjie is so talented and such a fun person to be with. Please make sure to visit Marjie’s blog where she shares her experience and photos demoing in the Scotty booth at the Craft & Hobby Association Show in January!
Hi, I’m Marjie Kemper and it’s a pleasure to be featured here on Eileen’s blog. I’m a mixed media artist who started out as a scrapbooker many years ago. I teach mixed media art classes nationwide and online with Craftsy.
I am a huge fan of blending and layering color and I work a lot with Ranger’s Distress Inks. I live in New York with my husband and two sons. Please sign up for my newsletter to get monthly updates.
Gift Card Holder
Today I’ve paired Eileen’s Recipe Box die with Tim Holtz’s Detailed Butterflies die to create a custom gift card holder. These are so easy to make and wonderful to have on hand at the end of the school year for teacher gifts.
Eileen’s Recipe Box die is a favorite of mine because it’s so versatile. It’s a great one for party favors, business card holders, and holiday treats for all the kids in class. I can see cutting lots of them and using them to hold clues for a treasure hunt. It can even hold a mini-album, if you’re a scrapbooker.
I cut sturdy Mat Board with Eileen’s Recipe Box die and colored an old book page with Distress Inks. I choose Mat Board for all my box projects because it is so durable and really holds up over time. Next I cut Tim’s Detailed Butterflies die a few times with both black cardstock and old book paper.
I attached the layers with matte medium and used a brad and spinner to make a cute body for the butterfly. A bit more metal finishes it off and I used a piece of Velcro as a fastener to open/close the box. Some strong red-line tape holds the box edges together.
Thanks for stopping by and join us next week for another inspiring set of projects by the amazing Inspiration Team!