Monday, December 17, 2012

Gift Card Holders using Scentsational Seasons, Watercolor Winter and Jolly Bingo Bits from Stampin' Up!

Well, I was on a roll with my personal blog challenge of posting every weekday in December but that all went kaflooey when one of my little lassies got a tummy bug for TWO FULL DAYS which brought us to the pediatricians and then to the ER. Poor girl was so sick. She is all better now but everyday life seemed to take over (meaning: making things to sell at craft fairs, showing all my Hispanic friends at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party how to stamp with all our wonderful Stampin' Up! products - photos of that coming soon - a belated anniversary celebration of sharing a delicious dinner and theatre tickets with my in-laws, my oldest daughter's school band concert, Holiday parties and oh yeah, several days of NO EMAIL since I use and their whole system across the US was down! Whew thats a lot of stuff. ) . Soooo, my challenge has changed a little bit but the end result will still be the same for you. Instead of posting every weekday in December, I'm going to post 21 times this month (which equals out to one post every weekday in December). This means that I'll be posting more than once a day so come visit often and you'll see lots of Christmas stuff that I've been working on.

One thing I worked on this week was fulfilling some orders I received at a craft show. I made gift tags, candy holders and gift card holders. The gift card holders were so much fun. I made lots of different kinds as you can see. I used Scentsational Seasons, Watercolor Winter and Jolly Bingo Bits from Stampin' Up! for the gift card holders pictured here.
Gift Card holders using Scentsational Seasons, Watercolor Winter
and Jolly Bingo Bits from Stampin' Up!

I even made my own designer series cardstock. I needed the thickness of the cardstock but wanted the look of Designer Series Paper so I just went ahead and made my own. Sooooo much fun. You can do 'random stamping' like I did on the Christmas Tree or pointsettia cardstock, or you can so a specific pattern like I did on the candy cane, gingerbread man and hot cocoa cardstock.  So, which one is your favorite? Oh, if you're trying to copy mine exactly, keep in mind that in this photo my cardstock is already cut to the size I needed for this project.

Designer Series Cardstock handmade using Scentsational Seasons,
and Watercolor Winter from Stampin' Up!

Here is a photo of the inside of the project. I attached a folded envelope (which created two pockets) to the inside of my hand stamped designer series cardstock. In the pockets I placed two little decorated blank cards where you could write a note and attach a gift card. I finished it off with a belly band to keep everything inside.
Inside view of the Gift Card holders using
Watercolor Winter from Stampin' Up!
These alwasy get a great reaction for the person that receives them. Hope you enjoy.


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