Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Blingy Gift Card Purse for Christmas - Lori Whitlock SVG

👉The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.     Dieter F.  Uchtdorf

Gone are the days when I worried that my friends and family would be disappointed if I presented them with a gift card instead of a meticulously wrapped package with a well-thought-out and tirelessly-shopped-for gift inside. I'm elated that gift cards are the acceptable, and in many cases preferred, option for gift giving.   


My family is more into cards than presents these days and I understand completely.  I can see why they don't want their mom picking out their clothes and electronics...and since we're being honest here, I don't want them at the mall trying to guess my size either! However, my heart was touched when I saw a man in Joann's yesterday buying a sewing machine and a cart filled to the brim with  fabric and notions.  I don't know his story, but I'm going to believe that someone very dear to him is going to wake up Christmas morning and be overcome with joy.  So yes, I guess a real heart-felt gift wins in the end....but I digress. Back to the joys of gift card giving.

If I choose to give a gift card, I can still create a classy presentation. These adorable little purse gift card holders are a fun place to tuck my gift card.  I downloaded this darling purse SVG from Lori Whitlock's shop and cut out several on my Cricut using glitter prints and solids for my layers.  I used Tombow mono glue to attach my blingy accents.


The pouch for the gift card is included in the download so all I had to do to finish my cute bag was add a self adhesive velco dot for the closure.

I love that these can be tucked into an envelope with one of my handmade cards (or a small gift bag) to make a very personal gift for a friend. I usually give a gift card for a movie or lunch at their favorite restaurant and sometimes I even get to tag along.  Win, win!!!

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours!

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create something fabulous

Playing along with:
        International Art and Soul
        Sparkles Challenges
        Mix It Up Challenge
        Brown Sugar Challenge
        Emerald City Crafts Challenge


  1. Oh now these are a fabulous idea, must try these. Thank you for supporting International Art and Soul, I love seeing your creativity and imagination at work. We hope to see your inspiring talent again in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall, International Art and Soul DT

  2. Fabulous little bags and I love the card stock you have used. I hope you have a great Christmas x

  3. Oh wow, what a gorgeous gift to get with your cards! They are so elegant looking! Thank you for sharing with us over at Emerald City Crafts! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Emerald City Crafts

  4. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Janis, Design Team Member

  5. Oh Wow! I love this. I do give gifts cards a lot at Christmas. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul for the Sparkle challenge. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  6. Very nice Panoply!
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar last month.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Brown Sugar DT

  7. A great idea. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.