Hello my friends!
First I'd like to wish all my U.S. friends a very HAPPY LABOR DAY!
Hope you're having a fun filled weekend!
The 1st Monday of the Month means it's time for a new LINKY PARTY at Crafty Secrets and holiday or not ... we are here and having fun!!!
We chose not to have a THEME again this month but the team has gone OVER THE EDGE with fabulous tutorials of all sorts of projects to inspire you ... PLEASE be sure to pop over to their blogs and check 'em out!! Here are the links to make it easy for you to pop in.
THEN COME JOIN IN THE LINKY PARTY WITH US!!!
Just create a card or whatever you like using some Crafty Secrets products, link it at the September Linky Party post on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and you have a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Crafty Vintage Girl Store! And just for entering, you will automatically get a $6 CS gift card for free!!
Anyone who knows me is aware that I do a couple of craft shows in the Fall of each year and with that in mind, I'm working on many cards, gift card holders, tissue box covers, etc.
SO ... today I'm working on ...
Full Size Christmas Card - Gift Card Holder Cards.
Other than my card 'sets' which are A2 sized, I've gone to making A6 size cards mainly. Which I cut from an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock at 6 1/4" and 9" ... folded at 4 1/2".
While in bed the other night I was thinking ... why not leave that extra 2" on the end of the card, score it and make it into a gift card holder card!! SO THAT'S WHAT I'M SHARING WITH YOU TODAY!!!
My cover image is another one of my FAVORITE holiday stamp sets called 'Winter Wishes' #DAS-L46 which is now available in DIGITAL form giving you even more flexibility when creating. This set brings back wonderful childhood memories for me since my sisters and I spent a LOT OF TIME outside with Mom & Dad enjoying every new snowfall by building a snowman!! I've had this set for awhile now and can't believe I'd never inked it up! Well ... today's the day!!!
Other items used on this card are: Martha Stewart Icicle punch, Memory Box Snowflake corner die, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for coloring and Stickles 'Waterfall' for sparkle.
For my 2nd card I went with a little more of a nostalgic look by using Crafty Secrets CD#6 'Vintage' Christmas pattern paper and tags.
My my inside sentiment I've used the same stamp set as above. Sparkle was created by doodling with Stickles 'Holly'. The red bow on the card front is from the Cheery Lynn Designs #DL143 Ornamental Wreath & Bow die set. After die cutting from red card stock, I cut the bottom streamers off and moved them more to the sides under the bow so as not to hide the top of this adorable tag!
Inside for my gift card flap, I chose to punch this adorable snowman/tree border with a Martha Stewart punch I purchased several years ago. Remember, if you want to punch a border, do that before you put your Scor-tape on the sides to hold the panel in place for your pocket.
I just LOVE the images on this paper ... I've used it over and over again in SO MANY ways!!!
Now, last but not least, for my 3rd example today I've created a card with a little more 'modern' look/style but still using papers from these two FABULOUS Christmas CDs.
A few touches of ribbon (and a gift card inside) is all that is needed to make the recipient of this pretty holiday card smile!! Quick & easy cards with lots of STYLE by using these amazing holiday papers, ephemera and stamps from the Crafty Vintage Girl Shoppe. Please be sure to pop over and check out all the amazing products available for purchase & instant download!
Helpful HINT: Here are just a few other items available (on SALE NOW) that would work perfectly when you're working on your holiday cards, projects and gift card holders.
SS19 - Little St. Nick
SM21 - Snow Bunnies
SM22 - Christmas Joy
SM27 - Season's Greetings
As well as my all time favorite Seasonal & Christmas Image Booklets
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO GET STARTED ON THOSE HOLIDAY CREATIONS!
A few additional challenges to enter into:
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes (must use stamp) - Card #1
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Something New - Card #1
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes - Card #1
The Glory of Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes - Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge - Use 2 backing papers - Card #3
CraftyHazel's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Thanks for sticking with me through this lengthy post and PLEASE ... come join us at the September Linky Party ... I can't wait to be inspired by your creations (always am!!!)
God Love Ya!