Monday, May 22, 2017

BBTB2 - Birthday Challenge

Hi all!

Birthdays birthdays birthdays!  I am hosting the challenge this week over on the Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge and I chose birthdays as the theme.  I am always in need of birthday cards/tags/gift card holders plus bday party pictures that I need to scrap.  I ALSO threw Pezza's birthday party this past weekend - yes 6 months late.  We couldn't make it happen in November so we promised a "half-birthday" party.  She wanted a spa theme so that's what we did.  I will put some pics at the end of this post.

For this challenge I chose to make a couple gift card holders to add to my stash.  I usually try to make 2 at a time when I do this - 1 boy and 1 girl:

Making gift card holders is SO EASY with your Cricut!  The cartridge Bags, Tags, Boxes and More has quite a selection of cuts that fold to form little pockets.

You can size them to fit a gift card and then decorate the fronts like a tag or card.  A birthday Cricut cut, embossing, a few glittered skittles, and some pretty ribbons tied off with embroidery floss makes for a sweet little gift card holder.

 Turn it over and you can see the gift card peeking out of the pocket.  This cut is called Card Holder Tag - #M33F69 if you want to look for it and I cut it at 3.5" wide.  I put them together with Scor-Tape so I know they will hold up to handling and not come apart.

This is a cut I have used many many times for gift card holder.  This is a cut from the Fabulous Finds cartridge called Uniqueness - #M37D21 and I cut it at 5.75" wide.  The pull out piece is on the same cartridge and is called Note Card - #M3708A and is cut at 3.08" wide.  The little green tab pulls out and you can attach a gift card to it and slide it back in.

Sizing whatever pocket cut you choose is easy in Design Space - gift cards measure 3.5" x 2.25" so determine what portion of the design has to be slightly larger than the gift card and drag until your cut is large enough.

I hope y'all join our challenge over at BBTB2 - head on over there and check out the other DT designs for some inspiration and then link up your project!

I was inspired by the following other challenges:

Now a few pics from Pezza's Spa Party:


  1. Your tag and card are adorable! ~Laura (your DT sister)

  2. Very cute gift card holders! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  3. These are cute and they match the fun looking party perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. These are just such fun! Gift card holders are always a wonderful thing to have ready too. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

  5. Looks like an awesome party! Love your gift card Holders!

  6. Cute! Love the party pics too. ~DT Sister, Janis

  7. The party for Pezza looks like so much fun! What a great idea! I love the gift card holders, the pretty colors and design!

  8. the balloon tag is my favorite. Your color choices are so pretty. great pics of the birthday party - great ideas.

  9. Awesome birthday gift card holders!! How creative. AND... I adore Pezza's birthday party photos!! What a super cute idea!!!