Gift Card Holder

Hi there, this is what you get when you start out trying to give someone a simple gift and your mind runs away with you, lol!!  I have a Starbucks Card for a dear friend of mine and while I was getting it, my gaze wandered over the cardboard cozy holders that you get at both Starbucks and I found out later, Panera Bread.   At first I was going to decorate one of the cozy holders and put the gift card inside but then it grew into a book :-)  For the decoration I settled on the wonderful Scripture Sets (Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4 and Series 1) from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Below you can see the brown from my gift card peeking out from the first page.

I started out by punching holes in the cozies.  Then I decided I wanted a panel that was three inches wide.  Each panel wraps down the frontside with the fold at the bottom and up the backside with the open ends tucked in a glued at the top.  What this does is make a pocket so that I can put something extra inside each page.

I decorated each page back and front with coordinating paper and border punches and stamped Scripture using Scriptures Sets 1,2,3,4 and Scriptures Series 1 onto panels cut with my Slice.
I tucked one more scripture in the pocket of each page.   I put a tab on each tucked in page so that it can easily be removed.

To finish up, I took one of the cozies for a cover.  I hid the Panera logo and added a ribbon just to make it a little bit dressy!  It was not a complicated project at all and once done I was a little bit proud of my recycling effort.  I hope my friend likes it.

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Scripture Sets 1, 2, 3, 4 and Scripture Series 1, Light
Paper:  K&Company, Bazzill
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Slice,  Tab Punch, Coffee Cup Cozies, Martha Stewart Border Punches, Binder Rings, Ribbon, Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!


  • Debbie OlsonAugust 31, 2010 - 1:02 am

    What’s not to love? This is beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • racheAugust 31, 2010 - 2:56 am

    This is so pretty. I am inspired again. Thanks and I know it will be treasured by your friend.ReplyCancel

  • june lanumAugust 31, 2010 - 4:31 am

    this is gorgous and so uniqueReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisAugust 31, 2010 - 4:43 am

    I’m sure your friend will love it. So creatively done. You are such an inspiration Becca. Your little booklet is just beautiful. Something pretty to look at and admire on each page. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • CherylAugust 31, 2010 - 5:02 am

    What a cute idea, Becca. I love it!! I’m sure your friend will love it too!
    Hugs CherylReplyCancel

  • MickieAugust 31, 2010 - 5:34 am

    How cute!! I knew there had to be something I could do with thus cozies!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica MooreAugust 31, 2010 - 5:57 am

    Your friend is very blessed to have you for a friend, this is a beautiful gift that will be treasured!ReplyCancel

  • paulaAugust 31, 2010 - 6:12 am

    what a gorgeous gift. Someone sent me a minibook made out of these ready for me to decorate – then sent me the template to make my own…. doubt if mine will look as gorgeous as yours though.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Created By YouAugust 31, 2010 - 6:20 am

    What a great project, love the colors and the idea as well! Hugs! SharonReplyCancel

  • chrisdAugust 31, 2010 - 6:23 am

    Your friend will love it! You have the special touch to create magic. Great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnAugust 31, 2010 - 6:38 am

    Beautiful!! I love altered art projects. If your friend doesn’t like this she is not a friend!!ReplyCancel

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  • Kelly MassmanAugust 31, 2010 - 7:29 am

    Wow! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • alexAugust 31, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Very pretty and is a good idea !!!!!!everything you do, is just amazing.ReplyCancel

  • SandraAugust 31, 2010 - 7:50 am

    what a great idea!

  • jane w.August 31, 2010 - 7:51 am

    Hi Becca- had to comment this morn cuz this sure left a smile on my face! I have thought and thought about these things while waiting at SBucks…lol…NOW..IF I had only a “bit” of your natural talent….hmmm…lololo hugs, jane :)ReplyCancel

  • EleanorAugust 31, 2010 - 7:59 am

    Amazing! I need to get someone to save their cozies for me!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SAugust 31, 2010 - 8:03 am

    I’ve been saving these for a while using them for making booklets. But I love the idea of these as a book of gift cards…awesome. And as always, truly gorgeous designs!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 31, 2010 - 8:08 am

    Oh she will LOVE it, very cute, creative and great recycling!ReplyCancel

  • Pat JacksonAugust 31, 2010 - 8:30 am

    LOVE THIS !!!
    My sister is a “coffee person” lives for it truly – so this would be a great gift with a personal touch for her.

    Thanks for all the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy MooreAugust 31, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Isn’t it amazing how your mind works after a while. We all start to think of “what can I do with this” and it seems to snowball from there. Great use of the coffee cozies.ReplyCancel

  • Deb RobinsonAugust 31, 2010 - 8:44 am

    Only you could have come up with such a wonderful gift. I would have just had my coffee (really chi tea) and thrown the cozie away! One’s trash can become another’s treasure. Beautiful job Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ChaunAugust 31, 2010 - 8:46 am

    I’ve been saving the coffee cup cozies from Panera Bread for a long time. I knew they’d make good layers for a card. I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for interesting things to put on my cards. Thanks for the book idea. I hadn’t come up with that idea!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkAugust 31, 2010 - 10:36 am

    I sure wish I was your friend and receiving the gift card holder! What a neat idea. TFS. Have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Amazing Paper Grace » Blessed HolidayAugust 31, 2010 - 11:11 am

    […] I have two posts today, so once you’re done, be sure to scroll down and see the project I created for Our Daily Bread Designs HERE). […]ReplyCancel

  • CathyAugust 31, 2010 - 11:18 am

    Very clever! I like the idea of using everyday things in a special way. Also like that you were able to use a bunch of your edge punches. ; )ReplyCancel

  • TeelaAugust 31, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Becca, this is so clever! I had a several of the “cozies” and finally decided to throw them out, b/c I could not think of how to “gift” them. I’ll start collecting them again when I get coffee and give this project a try!ReplyCancel

  • LucyAugust 31, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    I would never of thought of using the cup cosies to make a booklet. That is quite amazing. Did you add a comment that once used it could be returned to you for a refill? Just kidding, but what a wonderful way to surprise your friend. Now she has both the coffee/tea and the scriptures to read while she enjoys her treat. Best way to get a gift!ReplyCancel

  • LuAnn in AZ.August 31, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    Becca, you’re always so clever and creative. I love coming to your blog each day to see what marvelous creation you have to share. Love everything you make and always feel a positive and loving vibe. Thanks for always sharing yourself with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Dianna SchneiderjohnAugust 31, 2010 - 10:06 pm

    This truly made me smile. What a delightful idea. We just had coffee there this morning, and did I think to save my cosie, NO. Well you know I will now. Your talent is amazing.

  • Sally GasparriSeptember 1, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    You are so talented. You amaze me with your creations. This is fabulous.

    Sally GasparriReplyCancel

  • Martha NicholsonSeptember 1, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    Becca you out did yourself on this. It is so adorable.ReplyCancel

  • WendySeptember 1, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Very creative! Great stuff… thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 1, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    This is the cutest idea ever! I have a whole stack of those cozies… You know us crafters… save everything that could possibly add texture to a card or scrap page.ReplyCancel

  • KaySeptember 2, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Your card is just beautiful! Love the water pump!ReplyCancel

  • MargieSeptember 2, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    It is amazing to me the things you come up with ! Wish I had a mind like that – absolutely love this!ReplyCancel