Thursday, April 2, 2009

Gift Card Holders for Pounding

Are you scatching your head and thinking that you know what a gift card holder is but what the

heck is a pounding? Don't be too concerned because I am about to clarify things for you right now. Years ago in rural communities, when a new member or family came to town, a pounding might be held as a way to welcome that person or family to the area. The townspeople would bring a pound or several pounds of pantry staples such as flour, cornmeal, butter and sugar to stock the pantry of the newcomer. In this instance, the pounding was held a few weeks ago for our new minister and his family.
Things have changed over the years and food staples like cookie mixes and other prepackaged foods are placed in gift bags and decorative baskets as gifts. Gift cards to grocery stores and restaurants are also popular gift items for the event.
I chose to give the gift cards and couldn't let them leave the house without a paper crafted cover! I prepared a cover for each family member so you will see a total of six in all between this blog post and the next one.

This little pink number at the top of the page was made with these Stampin' Up! items:
Regal Rose CS So Many Sayings Stamp Set
Pretty in Pink CS In the Spotlight Stamp Set
White CS Texturz Eyelet Plate
Prints Pack Designer Paper Lots of Tags Die
Mellow Moss Ink Scallop Circle Punch
Close to Cocoa Ink Scallop Edge Border Punch
Pretty In Pink Ink Eyelet Border Punch
White Gel Pen Stampin' Dimensionals
Square Ice Rhinestone Brad Sticky Strip
Wide Oval Punch
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Supply List:
Sahara Sand CS
Brilliant Blue CS
Silver CS
Frames With A Flourish Stamp Set
Paisley Background Stamp
I think the flower is from a retired set called He is Risen?
Brilliant Blue Ink
Silver Paint Pen
Ribbon- Hobby Lobby Robert Stanley Silver Paint Pen Collection
Blue Gel Pen Round
Scallop Punch
1 3/8 Circle Punch

Now that I have gotten caught up on making spiritual cards, you can stay tuned for birthday cards in the near future. There will be some other neat things also but I can't tell you just yet. Until then.....Happy Stamping and thanks for stopping by!


Jennifer Scull said...

oh goodness, the images running through my mind when I read your post title! it makes me giggle!!!

but enough of that, your work is wonderful! I am sure it is going to be greatly appreciated by your new pastor and family.

okay, so what kind of gift card do you put in for a pounding - maybe something to Dick's sporting goods or a coupon for a free Pay Per View boxing match?! maybe a movie certificate for Rocky.... sorry, couldn't resist! it truly is a kind, thoughtful idea!

Carmen said...

Jennifer Scull you are a mess!!!! hahaha
onto the card holder :)
This is very sweet of you to make these for Pastor. How thoughtful!

Karen from PA said...

What a great idea! I love your gift card holder, I really love the texture. Thanks for explaining what a pounding is. I think you definitely cleared things up. LOL

Sara said...

That is the cutest story, and adorable gift card holders

Gina said...

I have attended more than one pounding in my day! We used to do them a lot for newly married people. It's great that you included the whole family with their own gift card.

Kristi said...

These gift card holders are adorable, and I learned something today, so that's always a plus. And I love how you did one for each of the family members, how thoughtful.

Burnin' Rubber said...

What a cool town tradition! So heard of May day baskets?...


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