The other night I got some quality time in the studio and decided to dust off my Cricut Expression and some cutting files and get to work some pocket gift card holders that could double as tree ornaments or gift tags. Since trios are the name of the game with this month's Verve Project Parade, I made three little holders.
Hybrid Chick blog. I loved the idea, and thought it would be really fun to translate the concept with a cute shape that didn't require me to measure and cut angles! :) So I downloaded Kelleigh's Designer Label Shapes cutting files and used shape #5. To make the tag, I cut two of the exact size the label comes into the Sure Cuts a Lot program as (3.48" x 4.15", one on cardstock, the other on patterned paper). Then I resized the shape, adding .2 to the dimensions of each side (3.68" x 4.35") and cut a cardstock mat for it.
Glad Tidings and a sentiment from Holiday Phrases. I added some May Arts Twill ribbon, a swarovski rhinestone from Pizzazz Aplenty and then layered the whole thing on a pink pirouette mat. The hole is punched with a crop-a dile and I added some baker's twine and accented the paper with liquid pearls to finish it off.
For this second holder, I stamped the Joy sentiment from Glad Tidings on a circle, then added some real red polka dot ribbon, ruffled and a big bow to accent. And again, there's a little bit of liquid pearl goodness added for accent.
For the third holder, I simply tied some May Arts striped ribbon around it, then added some red jingle bells with some silver cording. The sentiment from Holiday Phrases is added on a piece of vellum and I accented with a shiny silver pearl from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Okay, I hope you've enjoyed these fun little gift card holders! I had a blast making them, and it makes me feel not quite as lame when I take the easy way out and just give gift cards instead of braving the mall!
So if you've read all the way to here, you must want to know what the blog candy is. I recently saw these Texture Fades at the store and had to have them only to find out that I had had them on backorder with another company and they shipped that same day! Oops! So I'm offering up the extras to one of you for your crafting pleasure. Just leave me a comment on this post by Monday night (11/29), and I'll pick a random winner to receive these four embossing folders!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!