Friday, December 2, 2016

MCT ~ 5 Days of Christmas Day 5

GOOD MORNING my friends! You are in for a treat this week for our “5 Day s of Christmas”. You will see tons of AMAZING ideas from tags, treats, cards, gift card holders, etc.... to get your holidays off to a “crafty” good start! We all hope you enjoy everything you will see this week!


 Emma will be giving away a $25 gift card to the “My Creative Time” store to one LUCKY commenter each day this week! All you have to do is leave your comments on each of our blogs & Emma will announce the winner each morning on her blog! Good LUCK :)
Well today is our final day of the My Creative Time 5 Days of Christmas with Emma and the design team! We sure hope you all enjoyed all the fun and fabulous projects all week! I know we all enjoy sharing ideas with you all and try to make things a little easier for the upcoming holiday!
Okay I only used two products for this project! I made my mug from You Deserve a Break into a gift card! I love how big this mug is and knew when it was released that this could make a cute little gift card holder.
Please bare with me as I explain how I made this. If by chance you don't understand, don't worry, just email me. I have a email button to the right. I will answer any questions.

To start you need to cut out two mugs and one oval, now the two mugs don't have to be the same color or pattern paper. I used a basic white for the back of mine. As you place the oval where it should be on the mug, slightly move it up (maybe 1/16th or 1/8th of an inch) so you can take an X-Acto knife and cut along the bottom of the oval. You need to make this the length of the oval in order to slip a gift card inside. Now glue or use a tape gun to attach your oval but make sure you do not cover your cut line where the gift card need to slide into. Next simply glue or tape your second mug around the edges, watch the top part on this one because you still need to be able to slide your gift card in. Simply place the top mug onto the bottom mug.
Next I took a paper straw and cut it 4 1/4 inches, flattened part of it and taped the flat part to the back of my gift card. I would suggest to use a couple of pieces and try not to cover anything important on the back of the gift card. I was afraid if I damaged the gift card it wouldn't work for the recipient.
I don't know where these straws were bought because a sweet crafty friend sent me these and I LOVE them & try to use them as often as possible! After all this decorate to your taste! Super fun, a little time consuming at first but hopefully with these instructions it wont take too long for you all! 
Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ VersaFine and VersaMark
Ribbon ~ PTI
jingle bell
clear embossing powder
SU twine

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!


  1. Very cute gift card! Love its holiday spirit it seems to have, with the striped paper and the "warm" cocoa! Lol Looks good enough to drink!

  2. OMG Miss Kimberly Your Gift card idea is Spectacular!! You sure did come up with a brilliant and clever idea using this amazing Miss Emma set. Thanks for sharing your recipe. You had a vision and sure all came together for one Adorable and Cutie Patootie Gift card holder. Definitely an Outstanding Creative Job!! YOU so ROCK!!

  3. This is so darn cute and CLEVER!!! I just love it, Kim!

  4. This is just darling! Love the colors of this! What a clever idea to use the straw on the gift card!!

  5. Super duper cute Kim! Love your color chose and the way you decorated the cup is outstanding! Fun little straw and matching ribbon just pops perfectly!
    Sherrie K

  6. LOVE your Super cute gift card holder Kim!! Love how you decorated it! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration this week! Your projects were amazing and I really enjoyed it! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

  7. OMGOSH... How Clever to turn this into a gift card holder! And your directions were spot on - LOVE this idea and hope to try it out for myself!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  8. love you mug!!! bright colors and your bow and bell it stands out!!! stunning!!!

  9. Awesome presentation for you gift card! Sweet!

  10. Love this mug shaped gift card holder--so cute!
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  11. Such a cute hot chocolate mug for your gift card! Love the bright happy colors!

  12. Love your sweet color combination. The straw is a perfect addition. Thanks for a great week of inspiration.

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  13. You rock this love the nontraditional colors great job!
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  14. So warm and cozy. Love the colors.

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  15. What an adorable card holder. Love the colors.

  16. What a cute gift card holder, I love the colors.

  17. Love this idea as I am a coffee lover! TFS

  18. Very cute idea and adorable gift card holder. The straw is a great idea for decorating and also retrieving the card.
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  19. Love this cup.
    I'm making about 120 of them for favors for
    a high tea in January. I'm making them into a
    card so they will stand at each place.
    The "straw" in the cup is a fun idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  20. Ha! What a clever idea to make a pull for the gift card! So cute!
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