Friday, June 21, 2013

Santa is watching

Well, it's Friday once again!  The first day of summer, no less (at least in the Northern Hemisphere)!  But, we still need to be working on those Christmas cards, right?  And today starts the new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Round.  This week's challenge is to create a gift card holder.  It can be part of a card or packaging to hold a gift card.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and one lucky winner will receive 7 digis of their choice!!

So, before I show you my project(s), I read the challenge wrong and thought it said a gift card holder OR gift packaging.  So I made this really fabulous gift bag.  You can see it in the second picture.  Then when I went to add my link to the DT post, I realized it was supposed to be a gift card holder, whether part of a card or as it's own packaging.  So, I had to quick whip up a gift card holder.  Agh!!  It's been one of those weeks.  But lucky you because you get two projects for the price of one!

 I made the holder using one of my favorite cheats: an A2 envelope folded in half.  It makes the perfect base and when you cut off half of the inside flap, it is perfect for holding a gift card.  Just make sure that you adhere everything to the correct side so you don't end up with it upside down like I did.  (I told you it was one of those weeks.)  I had to do a quick cut off of the bottom of the envelope flap to make it work.  No one will ever know, except you, 'cause I just told you.
 And here is the gift bag, using the same image since it's the image I received from our awesome sponsor: Bugaboo.

 It doesn't show up very well, but I coated the snow areas and the snowflakes with SU! diamond dust glitter.  It is so sparkly in real life.  I created the "chimney" paper behind the image using my scor-pal to create the brick pattern, then filled in the grout lines with a white gel pen.  I think it's really cute.
Thanks for listening to all the blah, blah, blah.  Hop on over to the CSAYL blog to get the full details and see the other projects from the DT.

Cutie Pie #46--one for the kids (the gift bag would will be perfect for a child's gift; and the little Santa is pretty cute, right?)
Christmas At Sweet Stamping--cute & cuddly plus non-traditional colors (he's not cuddly per se, but Santa is cute)
The Squirrel and the Fox #46--use something metal (metal eyelets on the gift bag)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #129--frame, window or aperture
There She Goes #212--anything goes
Creative Inspiration #219--new baby or fit to give to a child
DRS Designs #75--the great outdoors (a little glimpse of the outside through the window

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Window Santa" digi; Verve "Merry and Bright" sentiments and snowflakes on the gift card holder
Papers: DCWV Christmas Pack
Punches/dies: Martha Stewart snowflake punch; spellbinders circles and scalloped circles, large


fabiola jaques said...

super jolie ta carte et ton sac est fabuleux, biz

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, both projects are fabulous! Love your gorgeous gift card holder and matching bag. The details are fabulous. Great brick technique!

Hazel said...

Wow! such a lot of work has gone into this project - I love the gift card holder and the bag - fantastic entry for both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Lotte said...

It's gorgeous! Well done, and good luck with the challenge of this week at CCWS. Hugs Lotte

Wilma said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us this week at CCWS! Hugs, Wilma

Shelia said...

oh I love your matching card and gift bag!! Great image and coloring on this. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!

Chris_P said...

What a beautiful take on my sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at CCWS!

/Christina, DT

rachel said...

these are just fabulous! Thanks for joining Hazels extra challenge this month and good luck x

happyglitzygirl said...

Lovely project, nice bright colours, cute bag too. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Penny Nantell said...

Lovely gift card & bag combo. I'll have to try some gift cards myself this year for Christmas.

mixamatoasties said...

What great projects.

Thanks for playing along at CASS.

Susan x