Monday, January 21, 2013

Customized Gift Card Wallet

I recently bought a new road atlas because we are in the midst of planning 2 trips. I told my hubby that I needed to keep the old atlas for crafting. Not long after I thought of a fun idea. My son was going to a birthday party for a friend who just turned 14. We were going to give him a gift card and I stumbled across a little ATM card wallet that the bank gave us. Since this boy recently moved from Tampa Bay, I decided to decorate the little plastic wallet with a detailed map of the Tampa area.
I (not very gently) tore out the Tampa map from my atlas and grabbed some scrapbook paper. I used some Mod Podge to apply the map to the wallet. After it dried I trimmed the edges and applied some more Mod Podge. I ditched the scrapbook paper for a bright yellow. I just cut out TOM by hand (therefore not very straight) and used a little blue highlighter along the edges to make it pop and Mod Podged it on!

It was a fun & quick project that the birthday boy and his folk really liked! He got several other gift cards at the party to put in his new wallet!
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Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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39 comments :

  1. That is pretty clever. Thanks for sharing. I love maps and map creations so I will be implementing this idea in my crafting somewhere.

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    1. I've got many more idea in my head for maps & mod podge!

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  2. What a neat idea! And to think I was just about to throw out my old atlas!

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  3. This is a great idea, especially for boys. Mine always joke that they're no longer small or cute so they get nothing, this is a perfect idea for their student cads. Funny we were just talking about hoarding :)

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    1. Yes. Older boys can be hard to craft/gift for!

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  4. I love how you made "something out of nothing!" I'm sure the recipient was touched by the way you personalized this gift to acknowledge his former home. I think 14 must be a difficult age at which to start school all over again. The loving welcome you and your son are extending to this young man certainly must be appreciated. You are a kind and caring mom, Diana!

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    1. Thanks so much for your super sweet comment. It means a lot!

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  5. I LOVE this idea for fancying up those little plastic wallets to use for giving gift cards! Brilliant! I'm pinning this to remember for future birthdays!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following back! ;-)

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  7. How fun is that! I bet it would be a hit for anyone!

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  8. Thanks for linking up at http://snappeeturtle.com/show-off-your-shell-link-party-1 !! Super cute idea!

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  9. Diana, this is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing it on Fluster's Creative Muster Party.

    Hugs and Smiles
    Robin

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  10. That is so cute. My son would love one of these!

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  11. So creative! I love how you personalized the wallet with the map and name. Hmmm... I've never thought of keeping my old maps, but now I have reason to!

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  12. So creative! I love how you personalized the wallet with the map and name. Hmmm... I've never thought of keeping my old maps, but now I have reason to!

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  13. Love this, Diana!! What a creative repurposing project!! Such a cool personalized way to present a gift card!! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

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  14. Oh what a nice idea! I am sure he will love the wallet and gift card! Nice idea.

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  15. Great idea! I like the gift card wallet. Have a great evening:)

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  16. Great idea! I like the gift card wallet! Have a great evening:)

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  17. Diana,
    This is a really great idea. It came out great. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

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  18. Hi Diana,
    I am really glad that I got in to your blog and this post catches my attention. Your Gift Card Wallet idea so cool and also cute.

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  19. What a beautiful idea! I love maps!

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  20. Thanks for linking this really cool and useful tutorial on how to make a gift card wallet. Is that original or what?? Take care, Linda

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  21. Love a simple, easy, fun and funcional project!

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  22. What a clever idea. It's always awesome to receive a gift card, but sometimes I feel lame as the giver (because it takes so little effort). This idea definitely makes it more special.

    I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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  23. Love this! I love maps and that was a great way to use an old map!

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  24. This is a great idea, I would use it for my gift cards too. I'm visiting today from Freedom Fridays.

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  25. Every year, at Christmas, we usually lose at least one gift card! lol. if only we had one of these.... :) thanks for sharing!

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  26. This is a really fun way to give a gift card - great idea! I love that you have saved the atlas for crafts - you sound just like me!

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  27. Diana, very creative idea! Thanks for linking to . Talkin’ About Thursday - http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  28. Great Idea~ Tabby from http://www.shoppingwives.com

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  29. This is a super cute idea! And fun for kids of all ages!

    Thanks for sharing at Whip It Up Wednesday - I look forward to seeing more of your fun projects!

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  30. Such a wonderful idea! Very Original :)
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  31. what a fun, easy way to personalize a plain wallet! Hope your having a great week! & can't wait to see you again soon! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  32. What a cute idea! I have a couple of boys that would love this! Thanks for sharing with us over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays! Hope you'll be back this week.

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