Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Green/pink gift card

Here is one more gift card I made. I used Kaiser Craft papers. It is interesting to have green and pink together! But I like how it worked together! I used some of this great paper for the front. I simply added some ribbon and knotted a bow onto it. I made this sentiment with embossing powder and layered it adding some pink to help bring out the pink in the background paper! I then used this digi image and layered it up with spellbinders.
For the next set of pages, I layered them up with kaiser papers and made a pocket. I matted the pocket to help the gift card pop out. For the next page I simply embossed another sentiment and layered up another digi. I left room for pictures.
For the next pages I kept it quite simple by only adding another sentiment and another digi image. I also used a punch to add some design at the bottom of the right page.
You can see the pull out tag hidden in the side of the card
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Christmas
Kaboodle - Christmas
Celebrate the occasion - Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges - Non-traditional Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas

Snowboarding Christmas

I started out using this Bo Bunny paper from last year. I layered it up and sewed a strip across the centre. I embossed the sentiment and placed it over the strip. For the digi image, I used elements to make sure image was blue and not multi-coloured as the image originally was. I layered it up with spellbinders dies.
Funny I love the inside more than the front! I layered some co-ordinating papers and a spellbinders die cut. I stamped some stamps onto the die cut and added a sticker to the corner for some interest. On the right side I made this pocket to place a git card into. I used light coloured paper on the right so you could also write in this area too.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Forever Friends - Christmas
Lady Bugs - Anything
Crazy Challenge - Christmas time
Kaboodle - Christmas Anything

Non-traditional gift card

I made this gift card holder using some papers I bought from previous years. For the fist page I layered some papers and then added this digi image which I layered up with spellbinders. I added a hinge around the side of the card and used a Martha Stewart punch for decoration. I added this sticker I had (Happy Holidays) which was coloured perfect for this card!
For the next pages I layered them up with matching papers and then simply added a pocket to place a gift card into. I added some stickers and used some different punches to add some decoration. For the middle section, I made a pocket which you could slide a tag in and out of. This is a place you can place a photo. I used another spellbinders die-d image and glued it to this tag to help act as a pull out.
For the back, you can see that middle pocket on the left. I just added some more digi images layered up and some stickers to finish up this project.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything
Through the craftroom - Anything
Creative Craft Challenges - Non Trad. Christmas Colours
Lady Bugs - Anything Christmas

Christmas bells

Hey, this is a quick card I did up. I used this wonderful paper and sewed on a strip down the side of the card mat. I took this digi image and coloured it in with copics. I layered it up using spellbinders. I placed some snow flakes behind the image. Lastly I stamped my sentiment onto the lighter paper.
For the inside of the card, I made this cute little pocket for a gift card and I used a spellbinders die cut for a place to write to the receiver. I stamped a sentiment in the middle of the die cut. I really like how this looks.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon - Christmas
Come and get it - Christmas
Penny's Paper - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas

Puppy kitty card

Again I'm using the Bo Bunny line from a previous year. I started out by colouring this adorable image in with copics. I love how it looks! I then layered it up with spellbinders. I took some co-ordinating paper and sewed it to the card mat. I then adhered it to the card front. Then I added a flower/brad to add some more colour to the card. Lastly I finished my my sentiment by embossing some silver embossing powder!
For the inside of the card, I used more co-ordinating paper and added a spellbinders die cut, some stamps, and a pocket for the following page.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Jingle Belles - December to remember
Simon Says - Merry Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas
Penny's Paper - Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Completed Gift Card

Hey, well this will be my first gift card I made that I have embellished with pictures. A few people wanted to see what one would look like with pictures on it! So here it is! For the first page I took this wonderful digi image of these penguins and layered them up with spellbinders dies. I added some stickles ICE to make the snow drops. I wound some twill around the die to add some blue and match it up from the back ground. I added this flower and sticker sentiment to the bottom.
I layered each page with some paper and then added some pictures and stickers. I added my gift card in the pocket.
I made the page on the left using some inkadinkado stamps and the Merry Merry Merry by hero arts. I used my copies to colour the little soldier guy up. I added some more pictures and stickers to add some words. I find words are the best kinds of stickers to buy and I use them over any other kind of sticker.
This is the pull out tag from the hidden pocket on the side of the card. This is my son and his service dog Iris. We love her so much!!!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Bunny Zoe - Celebration
Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Artistic Inspiration - Anything
Forever Friends - Christmas Cards

Bo Bunny - so last year's line

Hey, I made a few cards that would hold gift cards or money and I used this Bo Bunny paper line from last year. I love it. Of course it is blue, but a different blue than this year's line. I inked the edges and then wound some burgundy thread around the mat. I adhered it to the card base and then added this digi image that I used copies on to make sure the blues matched on the birds. I layered it up using some spellbinders dies. I added this wonderful flower/silver brad. I used some Zing embossing powder and made this sentiment. It really pops off of the black card stock.
For the inside I sewed on some matching patterned paper to the mat of page 2. I added an embossed sentiment and then added this spellbinders die cut as a mat for a place to write a TO/FROM. I added some stamps to add some interest to the mat and a sticker to the corner. On page 3, I simple added the mat and a pocket to the bottom, using a punch by Martha Stewart. Love it!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simons Says - Favourite (Bo Bunny paper line)
Bunny Zoe - Celebration!
Tammy's Scrapin - Anything
Kaboodlesdoodles - Christmas Anything

Fancy Envelope

Hey, I made this fancy envelope out of regular paper and then embellished it. I made this, like the couple before, to place 5 X 7 pictures into as well as many other pictures. I love this polar bear paper, but didn't keep the bottoms to see who's paper it was. I know this was bought years ago. I layered some of the papers and used some punches to add some interest. This is one of my favourite punches!!! I just got it recently and all ready I'm using it a lot! I cut out some of the polar bears to add some dimension, placing them on with pop dots. I added this lovely purple ribbon. Instead of putting the bow with the ribbon, I added it to the opening of the envelope! I embossed the sentiment and added it to the ribbon. I added a sentiment inside the envelope and a liner to add some colour. Lastly, the backside, or at least in this case... I placed this pretty paper onto the back and placed this spellbinders label die cut and added a stamped to/from. This is a card, but it isn't, it is an envelope! I love it, and it will make a nice gift.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Favourite (punch)
Karensdoodles - Anything
Lady Bugs! - Anything Christmas
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything but a card

Card with gift card slit

Hey everyone. I'm still playing around with my cards for adding a gift card. I enjoying making this one. It came together quickly and was really easy to make. For the front I used some Bo Bunny paper and then punched the bottom edge using Martha Stewart Punch. I layered some paper onto and then added a sentiment that I embossed using the Hero Arts Christmas stamp set. I took this wonderful digi image and cut it out and layered it onto a spellbinders die. I added some stickles to the image!!
I love how this came together. I used some scraps of paper and created this second page. I made a slit for the gift card and added the "a gift for you" sentiment that I embossed below the slit. For page 3, I again used some scraps of paper and layered them up onto the card base, and then placed a spellbinders label die for a spot to write to the receiver. I also used another digi image I cut out and added it to the corner of this label die cut. I really liked this card!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Sweet Pea Stampers - Quick and easy christmas card
Anything Challenge - Traditional Colours
Celebrate the occasion - Christmas

Friday, December 7, 2012

Envelope card class

Hey, I made this envelope and someone at my favourite scrapbook store loved it and wanted me to do a class on it. So here is my sample! First here is the envelope. I made it out of this printer press paper. It is nice and silky and very white. To embellish it, I used Imaginisce paper from last year, spellbinders, embossing powder, ribbon, flower, and a white clothes peg to close the project. I lined the envelope to give it some strength and to add some colour inside. I like the two little flower/brads to add a little something to pop out when you open it. This envelope is designed to hold photos up to 5X7. On the back, I kept it simple adding a lacey heart (cut out with spellbinders on a doily) and a TO/FROM tag cut out using spellbinders as well. I just added the little flower I coloured with Glimmer mist and this one was done! Scroll down for matching gift card to go along with this envelope.
Here is the card portion of this class. First I embossed this red cardstock using a embossing folder from spellbinders. I then made this little dress from a doily and added some ribbon/bling to add some decoration to it. I sewed some matching patterned paper onto the card mat and then embossed a sentiment using gold embossing powder. lastly I added 3 little bling to the top to add some sparkle and to match the one on the dress
The inside was pretty plain as I want to add some photos to this area. I added some patterned paper and sewed a similar strip onto the paper. I also had another sentiment embossed on the right hand page.
I embossed more of that red paper and to co-ordinate, I sewed the matching paper from the right side (in a strip) on the left side. I added a sentiment and I think it looks great! On the right side, I made a pocket (EK success punch) and added the "a gift for you" sentiment.
A quick look at the pull out tag hidden within the card.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas Projects
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Holiday cards
Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes

Blue-ie-green Christmas

Hey everyone. I made another one of these gift cards, this one is done a little differently than my others, but still the same concept. I used this paper line from My Minds Eye and inked it up with some vintage photo. I used the Martha Stewart punch to add some decoration to the side here. I used this sentiment from graphic 45 paper and layered it up with some spellbinders dies. Lastly I added this flower from recollections.
I added in a pocket for the gift card on the one size and used another Martha Stewart punch to break up the paper and add a spot for a sentiment.
I like this digi image I used. I coloured it in with copics and the picture doesn't show well, but there is slitter for the snow on the houses and in front of them.
Here is the pull out tag from the side hidden within the card.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Charisma Cards - Christmas
Craft us crazy - Christmas
Double Dutch - Non-Traditional Colours