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Cross Canada Blog Hop – PML

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring alternative ways to use your Picture My Life cards.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact Nicky Scott to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers….whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do….by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Julie at If you came from Michelle of My Creations with Michelle then you are in the right place!

Picture my life (PML) cards are very versatile.  They are not just for scrapbooks.  They can be used for cards, embellishments on scrapbook pages, mini-albums and in my case gift card holders.  I have discovered the4x6 cards are the perfect size for holding gift cards.  These holders are quick and easy to do and add a little excitements to giving gift cards.  I made four of them in less than an hour … it probably would have been less time if I didn’t have to clean up my work space first … I bet no creative person can relate to that.



I scored that PML cards using the NEW Close to my Heart Scoring board at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/4″.



I used a variety of methods to close the edges of the cards.  I used liquid glass to seal the edges.  Just use a very thing line close to edge of the card in order to have enough room to place the gift card.

I used washi tape to close the edge of this one.  This leave plenty of room to place the gift card.IMG_1107.JPG

I used our great NEW punches to add a nice edge to the back of the cards.IMG_1108.JPG


Now on to how they are closed.  Card 1 has threaded ribbon through the punched back and then tied it on the from of the card in a bow.IMG_1112.JPG


Card 2 has a circle cut from a smaller PML card and adhered it to the lower piece of the card and the upper piece is tucked behind the circle.  You can see what I am trying to describe below.



 I added some Gold Bling to the music note design on the PML card and added some gold shimmer tape.


Card 3 has a Twist tie threaded through a punched hole and then tied together on the front.


Card 4 is closed together using a flower cut from a smaller PML card, adhered to the lower half of the card while the upper half is placed behind the flower.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista of Simply Creating.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring   So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


August 15, 2014 at 7:07 am

Good idea to use the larger PML cards to make gift card holders….very creative.

August 15, 2014 at 8:02 am

I love this idea ! Great work on the cards.

August 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

Great idea Nicky, I may be borrowing this at Christmas

August 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

Love what you have done! You have set my mind a whirling with all the possibilities that your idea brings. Great work!

Krista Ritskes
August 15, 2014 at 10:34 am

Very creative!!

August 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm

way to think outside the box. Love this idea.

August 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for sharing! I love using the PML cards for gift card holders!

August 18, 2014 at 2:32 am

Great Idea for a card holder! thanks for the tutorial too !

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