Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Who couldn't use a last minute gift card holder?  I love gift cards - they make great gifts and I love to receive them :)

This week's Sisters In Stamping is the last challenge for the year and the last one I'll be guest designing for.  I've had a wonderful time joining them these past 4 months.  Thank you, Ladies!

Here is the gift card holder I designed. 

This is the outside of the holder.  I used a Sizzix die I have.  I cut out the die using the Season of Cheer DSP.  I especially like this particular paper.  I love both sides, so it's hard to use!  But, I decided to use the snowflakes since they are so pretty.  I also used my Snow Flurry punch and punched out some snowflakes out of the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper - love that paper!
 This is what the holder looks like on the inside.  The gift card slides in the pocket on the left.  I created a little area to write in the middle and stamped it using the stamps from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set in Soft Sky and Night of Navy inks.
 Here's a closer look:

Well, that's it!  Thanks so much for looking and I wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday season!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Small Gifts

Who doesn't like to give and receive a small gift during the holidays?  I think it is great to have some on standby just to let others know you are thinking about them.  That's why I was glad that this week's Sisters In Stamping project is "small gifts to give".

I had some Ball smooth jars that I bought from Target.  They are the perfect size to place some chocolates in and decorate.  Here is what I created:

I decorated the top by making a flower out of the Merry Moments DSP stack papers.  They are so cute!  I used a candy dot brad in the middle to hold them together.  I placed some gold glitter ribbon around the lid and made a bow to match.  I felt it needed a tag, so cut out the tag from the larger tags from the Baker's Box thinlits die set.  The word "yum" out of the gold cardstock is also from the Baker's Box thinklits set.

I filled the jar with Hershey's kisses and feel it is ready to give!

Thanks for looking and head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to check out what they created here.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Card

The Sisters In Stamping chose to create a Christmas card this week. 

I was happy to use my new cardinal stamp from the Joyful Season stamp set.  I couldn't get the inside stamp to align and look good with the outline stamp, so I decided to color my little guy in with my Cherry Cobbler marker instead.  I colored the berries on the limb with the marker too.

I decided his eye needed to stand out.  So, I used a black Sharpie marker and colored a Pearl jewel.  After it dried, I placed it where his eye is and love how it looks.  I thought the card needed more texture and since I could find a ribbon to use, I decided to break out my Crystal Effects (love this stuff!) and put some over each berry.

The Designer Series Paper I used is from the Season of Cheer pack.  I used my favorite Deco Lable die and cut out the opening in the DSP.  I probably should have popped up the DSP piece with dimensionals.  Next time!

Thanks for looking.  Please check out what the Sisters In Stamping created this week.