Tuesday, December 20, 2011

origami leaf gift card holder

Hello my friends.  Do you feel like December is just whooshing by like I do?  I guess I feel like this whole year has zoomed past.  I want to complete Tim's tags, but I'm not sure if I'll get them all done or not.  I needed to take a break from creating in order to get other obligations finished.  I have all my presents wrapped, with the exception of a couple that are baking related and the gift card shown below. 

I thought I was done wrapping, and then I found a little note from DH attached to a gift card.  I wanted to dress it up a bit, so I decided to use a fun origami leaf that I'd seen on a video.  I made several before figuring out the correct size.  It's not difficult, but does require some nimble fingers.  If you attempt this, I recommend thin paper.  I started with a 7"x10" piece of one-sided designer paper to get the size for the gift card. 

I used several Spellbinders dies - classic scallop small rectangles, wonky rectangles, and lattice rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by.  If I don't get a chance to post again this week, I want to wish you all a merry Christmas.  I hope you get a chance to spend it with your favorite people.  I appreciate each one of you who visit my blog. 


chaun@satx.rr.com said...

Oh wow! I have a gift card that I need to make a holder for.
Do you have directions or a tutorial for making the holder and the leaf? Thanks1

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ooh...gorgeous leaf!