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