Happy Holidays, everyone!  I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season so far.  Are you almost finished with your shopping and gift wrapping?  There’s no doubt that gift cards continue to be a very popular gift.  You can personalize a gift card by making an extra special, sparkly holder for it.   

An empty Altoid tin is just big enough to snuggly hold a gift card.  I took an empty tin, coated it with glitter, then added a ribbon, flower, tag and crystals.  Here’s the finished product.

Altoid gift card holder FINAL 1

Altoid gift card holder FINAL 2

It’s pretty easy to make something like this.  First, gather an empty Altoid tin, glitter, gesso (or paint that matches the color of the glitter you’re using), and decoupage glue like Mod Podge.

Altoid gift card holder STEP 1

Apply a thin layer of paint to the outside of the tin to even out the color.  Try to avoid painting the small rim where the lid overlaps the bottom edge so that you’ll be able to easily open and close the lid after it’s coated.  

Altoid gift card holder STEP 2

Once the paint is dry (which you can speed along with a heat gun or hair dryer), add a thin coat of decoupage glue.  Again, try to avoid coating the small rim where the lid and bottom overlap.  While the decoupage glue is still wet, sprinkle on the glitter and let dry.  Optional:  Add a second coat of decoupage glue afterwards to seal in the glitter.

Altoid gift card holder STEP 3

Adhere embellishments and a stamped sentiment to the top of the glittered tin.  Note:  The adorable “Happiest of Holidays” stamped sentiment is one of the exclusive stamps included with the fabulous SCT Delivered Winter Kit!

Altoid gift card holder FINAL 3
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, dear SCT friends!  I wish you a very happy holiday season, and hope you’re able to squeeze in some fun crafty time for yourself!

~ Stacy Cohen

"12 Days of Holiday Giving" Day Nine GIVEAWAY!

It's Day Nine and the fun is far from over! Today we've got three more of our amazing partners joining us to celebrate you by offering three more huge prizes! Let's hum that favourite song at this time of year together…"On the 9th day of SCT's 12 days of holiday giving, SCT offered to me…." (don't be afraid to sing it nice and loud!!!)

Our first prize is a sweet package from our friends at Lawn Fawn Stamps featuring the Sprinkled with Joy stamps, die and add-on! How cute is this set…



LawnFawn1      LawnFawn2      LawnFawn3

Our second prize today is from our wonderful friends at Cocoa Daisy kits! 


"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our friends on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog! We wish you a joyful holiday season and hope you'll find joy in the spirit of giving! We know we're pretty joyful to be giving away the most current Cocoa Daisy scrapbooking kit to one lucky SCT reader! Our December kit, Moments, is all about spending relaxing time at home, cozied up on the couch, being with those you love. Yellows, turquoises, fuchsia, and grays balanced with some very fancy pops of gold in this kit, the perfect way to dress up any project. You'll get products from Pink Paislee and Crate Paper, as well as our Cocoa Daisy exclusives. Die cuts, stamps, alphabets, stickers, tags, wood veneer, vellum, and baker's twine will give you plenty of embellishing choices! So get ready, Moments has what you'll need to create a memorable December." ~ Cocoa Daisy

We have one more amazing prize today from our friends at! We have loved our partnership with this year. Did you know they offer a sweet discount to our online class participants? And that when we release an issue we send a whole skid of them to for their customers which they give out for FREE? They also love to celebrate with us and have this amazing prize to share with you!


"We are excited to participate in SCT's "12 Days of Holiday Giving" Festivities! One lucky winner will receive an amazing Die Set valued at $140 (5 STAR RATED – BESTSELLER.) The Complete Nested Variety Kit from Umbrella Crafts (exclusively available at is the perfect addition to all of your die-cutting and crafting needs. If you are a beginner, this is the best bundle to start your manual die-cutting obsession! You will enjoy using these basic shapes over and over for everything from cards, to party decor, to school projects, to gift giving, to pocket page scrapbooking! You will appreciate the versatility of the true 4" x 6" rectangle, the crisp squares, the classic circles, the adorable hearts and the scalloped variations. Wafer-Thin is IN! These are the best, high quality metal dies on the market and can easily cut paper, cardstock, foil and vellum. Umbrella Crafts Dies are compatible with most die cutting machines (sold separately)."

WOW! Falalalala! What an amazing Day Nine. Want an opportunity to win all these prizes? Be sure to leave a comment below by midnight EST, December 23rd. On December 24th one winner from each day will be randomly selected and announced right here! Super easy!

Let's keep the jolly nature of this day going by heading over to the Facebook pages of today's partners! They will love hearing from you and as they always say, the SCT readers are the most appreciative around. We could not agree more.

Lawn Fawn on Facebook

Cocoa Daisy on Facebook on Facebook

Have a wonderful Sunday friends! We'll be back here tomorrow with more holiday fun for you! If it's your first day joining us be sure to start on Day One here and follow along!