Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And To All A Good Night

Merry Christmas!!  It's that wonderful time of the year when we often find ourselves one present too short, but no time to go shopping. Usually, that's when the cash starts to look appetizing, but the presentation can be lacking.

Faced with this situation myself, I decided to devote just a little time, effort and thought into the packaging of a stash of cash. I needed something for a 13 year old boy who loves his doggie, and loves to give generously to others.

I used a video instruction by Gina K Designs on Stamp TV for making a quick and easy masculine money holder. You can find the video and the measurements HERE. It took less than a half a sheet of cardstock, and just scraps to decorate the panels. I changed up the inside so I would have an overlapping piece of coordinated paper to tuck in the bills.

I love using this set by Tami Mayberry. She created Warm Winter Wishes with her grandmother in mind, and dedicated 100% of her proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association. How's that for a gift that keeps on giving! 

I think I'm going to hang this on the tree with the ornaments so it doesn't get lost amongst the ripped papers from other gifts. I might make a game out of helping him find it. Hee hee! Wouldn't that be a fun tradition!

I hope you have enjoyed your holiday festivities, whatever form they take for you. Some of our designers are taking a break this week, and we'll be back in the new year with a new format. Stay tuned!

With warm regards,

Cardstock, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury
Patterned Paper, Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
Stamp Set, Warm Winter Wishes by Tami Mayberry through Gina K Designs
Coloring, Copic Markers and Stardust gold pen
Ribbon, Gina K Designs


  1. What a great idea (and GORGEOUS execution)!! I love this, Ky!!

  2. Pretty cool, I must say. As for last-minute gifts, it sure beats laying low on Christmas and hoping the dissed gift-receiver won't notice I don't have anything for him!

    I have an appreciation of your craft!


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