Monday, November 11, 2013

Cute Snow Gal Gift Card Holder

The craft fair is finally over and now I can settle down to making Christmas gifts for family and friends.

This is the little "snow gal" gift card holder I made as the female version of my snowman gch:

I simply added eyelashes, a smaller nose, and a smaller mouth and cheek curves to give her face a "cuter" feel.  She is holding a "gift" (gch) with some shiny ribbon and bling, and the dsp by MME has a bit more feminine pattern to it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Snowman Gift Card Holders for Christmas Craft Fair

I found the cutest examples of gift card holders on Pinterest.  My favorites were in the shape of snowmen holding a gift card pocket, so I set out to come up with a pattern.

After a LOT of mistakes in measuring and cutting, here is what I created:

I used Spellbinders dies to cut the "cap" and body, Stampin' Up! mitten builder punch for the trim on the hat and, of course, the mittens, as well as to cut out the gift card opening in the red mat.  For his cheeks I used a q-tip dabbed in a soft pink chalk ink and swirled the color around until I was happy with the depth.  His eyes are self-adhesive metal dots, the nose is just a small sliver of orange paper, and his mouth is drawn on by hand.  The finishing touches are the silver and white pom pom for his cap and the multi-colored blue eyelash yarn for his scarf.

Now to come up with a "gal" version of this little guy!!!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Shimmery, Glittery, Glazed Goodness

And last but not least...........the final set of cards I made from one shimmery, glittery, glazed piece of 12" x 12" DSP.

The first and last pictures of these single cards are almost identical.  I made a mistake when stamping the sentiment directly on the dsp (on the middle card) and had to improvise with a piece of aqua glittered swiss dot paper and some fussy cutting.  The ribbon I used on the middle card is about 26 years old but in pristine condition and it was perfect for this card and sentiment tag.

Now for a picture of the DSP that is the twin to the one I used to make all 15 of these cards:

The only parts I didn't use were the very bottom strip of colored snowflakes and the curvy merry Christmas words.

If you are visiting my blog for the first time, be sure to check out the previous 4 posts to see the other cards made with this dsp design.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Little Red Birds All Sparkly for the Holidays

This next set of cards features the cutest little red birds that I cut out by hand from the same DSP I used on the last three posts.

The sentiment on the first card was stamped directly on the printed ornament on the dsp.

My second card had the perfect space for the "Merry Christmas" sentiment, so I stamped it directly on the dsp just above the gittered and glazed trim.

For the third card I used two different SU stamps.  I stamped the sentiment and snowflake image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, punched out the portions I wanted to use from each image and glued them on the red glittered ornament that was part of the dsp.

The little bird is adhered with a pop dot to add some dimension and make him look like he's perched on top of the scalloped border.

I'll take a picture of the glittered and glazed DSP and post it with the next and last set of cards I made from it.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Recipe -- Design Series Paper With A Glaze

The last two posts have featured cards from a 12" x 12" sheet of DSP which sports a glittery glaze.  Don't quote me on this, but I think it's from My Mind's Eye. is another set of cards from that same sheet of DSP:

I don't always have a favorite, but I love this last card with the gingham bow and JustRite Christmas ornament stamp & Joy sentiment. 
All of the cardstock (except the DSP) are from Stampin' Up! as well as the sentiments and punched out shapes on the first two cards. 
Two more sets of cards coming up from this one 12" x 12" sheet of DSP.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Another Set of Cards For the Craft Fair

I have been having so much fun creating cards for the up-coming craft fair.  The last post, this one and a few more will feature cards I made from a 12" x 12" sheet of DSP that was given to me at a crop a couple of years ago.

The aqua dotted swiss paper is some I picked up at Tuesday Morning two or three years ago.  It paired up really well with the DSP.  Sentiments and cardbases are from Stampin' Up!.

I'll show another set of cards from this same sheet of DSP on my next post.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Shimmery Dry-Embossed Card Mats for Christmas

I found some great 8 1/2" x 11" paper at Michaels that has a shimmery side.  It's called Precious Metals Cardstock Paper and it's by Recollections.  It comes with 10 each of 5 different colors.

Here's a couple of the cards I made using the shimmery white cardstock:

When the light hits the paper just right you can see it has a gold shimmer.  The snowflakes are punched from the same paper.

More photos later. Back to making more goodies for the craft fair.