Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tag gift card

I have been trying to come up with different ways to include a gift card in a Christmas card but not having it be obvious. This is what I came up with.

This is the card closed with a belly band around it. The DP is from a My Paper Studio pad called Ornamental Christmas. (I think that is Hobby Lobby's own brand) The image is a digital image from Mo Manning colored with Prismacolor pencils.

 This is the inside of the card with a tag in a pocket.

For the gift card I attached it to the back of the tag with a piece of temporary double sided tape. After I finished the tag though I thought that I could have made it a couple of inches longer, scored it and bent to the back to hold the gift card.I will try that on the next one. This one is a little plain because it is for a man.

This card is 5" x 5" when folded up with the belly band but you can make it any height you want. For the basic card you need a piece of cardstock 11" x the height you want your card to be. On the long side score at 2.50", 4", 7"and 8.50" I cut my DP 1/8" smaller than the panels. For the tag holder you need to cut it 3" wide and then trim off a little so that the sides will fold over the middle.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Crafts Too embossing folders

These are samples I made for Dutch Paper Crafts using embossing folders from Crafts Too which you can order HERE

 This is the Winter Village folder embossed on blue vellum.

This is the Christmas background folder using the de-bossed side.

For the Christmas Wreath I added glitter to some parts of the wreath.

This folder is called Pine Tree Scene.

For the Snowflake Banner folder I embossed on white core card stock and then did some sanding.

This is the Sleigh folder. The border is a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas clear stamp set.

This is the pretty Snowflake Banner folder.

I think this Swirl Baubles folder might be my favorite. I embossed on clear cardstock which like vellum makes the embossing white. 

For the Swirl Christmas Tree I embossed on cream cardstock and highlighted the dots in the swirls with a gold leaf pen and then added a gold peel off.

If you order any of these folders from Darlene tell her I sent you!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

3D decoupage

I have a ton of 3d decoupage sheets. I order them from a lady in England and so I tend to order a lot at a time. The image I used on this card is from the only Christmas sheets I have.

For the border I used punches from Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page. Behind the 3d image I used the same Spellbinder die from the Ironwork Motif set that I used as a snowflake on previous cards.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Back to Christmas

I used the same Cuttlebug embossing folder, one of a set of five called Winter Wonderland,  as I used on the star cards for this card. Again I used an image that I had previously colored a darling image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I cut it out with scissors and attached it to the card with dimensional tape.

Friday, November 11, 2011


I found this image already colored in the pile on the side of my table and decided that I needed to make a card with it before it got lost forever!.

I used a Spellbinder label 13, traced around the inside of the dies and then cut it out with scissors. I then used the same die and the Cuttlebug to cut a mat from red cardstock. Behind the label is a Marianne Designs Creatables LRO 116.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More stars

I used the same embossing folder for this card but this time I used three different sizes of stars. The sentiment is from the same PTI set, Signature Christmas.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ornament cards

I saw this card on a blog, Inspiration Blooms. I had the Cuttlebug embossing folder but I did not have the stamp that she used so I  had to compromise.

 I used a stamp of a Christmas tree from Flourished and stamped it three times with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder and then used a Nestie to cut the stars. The sentiment is from PTI also embossed in gold.

 I did the same thing for this card but I used a medallion stamp that is a little bigger than the star.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Another holographic snowflake

I made this card for a swap but it should have been received by now so I can share it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holographic snowflake

For this card I used the negative from the card I posted yesterday using a Spellbinders die from the Ironwork Motif set.

The paper behind the snowflake is not different colors it is holographic paper and looks silver when you look straight at it. The different colors appear depending on which way the light hits it. So pretty!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

When is a snowflake not a snowflake

Sorry that I have been missing. It is not that I have not been making cards I have just been making cards that I cannot share yet! I did manage to make a couple of cards today that I can share though.

I generally do not buy many things that are holiday specific. I prefer to spend my money on things that I can use at any time of the year. The exception ofcourse is Christmas stamps. This snowflake is not a snowflake at all it is a die from Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs. It does make a pretty snowflake though!

After cutting the die from white cardstock I covered it with crystal glitter to make it sparkle. The background panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder and the sentiment from Flourishes is embossed with gold embossing powder.