Sunday, December 28, 2014

Merry gift card holder

I needed a quick gift card holder for a card still on the backer, so I figured a regular card would work best.  I promise you this is the easiest gift card holder you could possibly make!  I use added 2" onto the card, scoring at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2", leaving you the extra 2" for you pocket.  The paper is Cherry Cobbler cardstock with a layer of Very Vanilla.  I used a punch to make a notch before adding adhesive to the two ends and folding into place.  I also added a mat to write on before folding the pocket up.  The stamps are SU Seasonally Scattered and Endless Wishes in Cherry Cobbler and Basic Grey ink.  I added gems to some of the snowflakes and some stretchy silver cord.  Thanks for looking!
 April  
view of inside

Friday, December 26, 2014

Santa dress gift card holder

I know you have seen several gift card holders using the SU Top Note die.  I just got the dress up framelits and finally had an excuse to use them.  I folded the Cherry Cobbler paper with a mountain fold inside to make a pocket for the gift card.  There are tons of videos and tutorials available with step by step instructions so I am not going to repeat them here.  The green patterned paper is leftover from another project.  I used Basic Black, kraft, Whisper White, and Real Red for the dress.  I cut the dress twice and used the top of the die to mark where to trim the red layer, then straight cut the bottom scallops off.  I used Versamark to ink the top and bottom of the dress, then used heat & stick to add white glitter (sadly does not show well in the pic), before adding the read layer.  I used a black sharpie to color the gems.  The dress is mounted to the card with dimensionals.  I ran organza ribbon behind the dress to close the holder.  I stamped the sentiment from Tags 'til Christmas in Gumball Green, punching with the scallop square.  I stamped the inside in Cherry Cobbler, punching it with a 1" square, mounting it with a dimensional.  Thanks for looking!  April

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Very Merry Wishes

I just can't get enough of the Stampin' Up Endless Wishes set.  It is my go-to set during the holidays.  I have seen so many great ideas on how to stretch the November My Paper Pumpkin snowflake kit and the Endless Wishes set goes so well.  The base is white with layers of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White.  The snowflake base is heat embossed in silver metallic to match the flake in the middle.  The snowflake medallion is the negative from the silver sheet of die cut flakes in the kit.  I cut the negatives into strips and then into individual squares.  It has a scrap of the Letterpress snowflake DSP behind it, topped with a gemstone.  The scalloped square is cut from nestabilities lacy squares.  Super simple and a fast way to use up little scraps you have laying around from other projects.  Thanks for looking!  April

Monday, December 22, 2014

Bus Driver key rings

Every Christmas, I try to give all they teachers and school staff a little something.  So many times the bus drivers and other support staff are missed.  I like to give the drivers something small like a coffee gift card.  This time, I found these cute little key ring/gift tag cards from Starbucks.  I picked up a pack of rings from Hobby Lobby for under $3 and pulled out the shrink plastic and some jump rings.  I used sharpies and metallic pens to make the little school bus, then shrunk with my heat gun.
I also made cute little tags from the SU Endless Wishes sentiments in silver embossing powder and a sponged in Lost Lagoon snowflake using the waste from the November My Paper Pumpkin snowflakes.  Thanks for looking!  April

close up of gift tag

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cheeky Teachers

I made similar frames for teachers a few years ago.  They were such a hit, I decided to do these for my youngest child's teachers.  (Sorry for the reflection and slightly blurry pics.  They didn't look bad on the camera screen.)  The image is TGF's Cheeky Geeky, colored in copic and paper pieced.  The coordinating papers are from Bo Bunny's Shabby Princess Pep Rally line.  The chalkboard is made from kraft and basic black.  To make the woodgrain, I used my wood embossing folder, inked it then closed and rubbed firmly.  It's light, but leaves a nice grain.  I forgot to rub the "board" with my white ink, but the writing is done with a chalk writer.  The banner is made from SU Banner Blast in Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Grey and Daffodil Delight.  I punched them with the coordinating punch and mounted them on a string of baker's twine, attaching them to the frame with micro glue dots.  Thanks for looking!  April