I have been saving a few toilet paper tubes like this one to make gift card holders like thisone. Taking a leftover Toilet Paper Tube, I flattened it and used this lovely Sizzix Texture Fade to add some snowflakes to it.
This is a close up of the texture. It worked really well using my Vagabond electric Die Cut Machine.
Options for the next step could be, to paint or ink the raised images. Punch or cut-out windows. I stitched across one end to keep the gift card visible on the other end. For a finishing touch I added sparkle by adhering gems to the middles of the snowflakes. When gifting this cutie I will staple this card holder inside a matchbook style card.
Have fun using something in a new way,