Saturday, December 5, 2009

Be Merry & Bright!


Hi everyone!

It’s the first Saturday in December which means that we have a new challenge host for our challenges over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This month our challenge hostess is none other than Joanne Grzelak, I am sure you will love the challenges Joanne has in store for us all this month.

To start of the month and because Christmas is just around the corner, we had to make a Gift card holder … it can be any type you like.

Well I went a little crazy this week, and made tons (ok 4 different) gift card holders ... I just couldn't help myself, there are just so many out there that I have been wanting to have a go at for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

For my first gift card holder I created a gift card holder that I have made a few times before … if you want instructions on how to create it you can find a tutorial here. I decided to use my new stamps from “Waltzing Mouse Stamps”. The stamps used here are from the Seasons of Love set …. this set is designed to work with the nestabilities. I used the star & circle nestabilities for this one. Claire also has some other great sets which can also be used with the nestabilities … which I also love!


Here is an inside view of my gift card holder. You can see the gift card sticking out of the middle portion. I also included circles on either side ready to write who I will give this to and who it is from.

c4c-giftcard3-wm One more view of the inside!


Stamps: Seasons of Love – Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Paper: White; Olive; Burgundy; Eskimo Kisses DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Burgundy Ink; Star Nestabilities; Circle Nestabilities; MS Scallop Dot Border Punch; Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon; Green Button; Word Window Punch; Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Foam Tape

totally-money-holder5wm Ok, as I said I couldn’t just stop at one so for my next gift card holder (well really this is a money holder, but close enough right), I wanted to try out Carolina's Ornament Money Holder. Carolina, posts a different tutorial every week and this was her tutorial from last week, you can find out how to make one here.

totally-money-holder3-wm Here is another photo of my money holder this time with the ornament out of the little envelope that holds it. I used “Willameana” from Totally Stampalicious to put on the front of my ornament.

totally-money-holder1wmAnd one more pic of my money ornament holder, this time without the money.


Stamps: Willameana – Totally Stampalicious

Paper: White; Olive; Red; Eskimo Kisses DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MS Snowflake Punch; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Green Candy Dots; Tag Punches; Tab Punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Gold Cord; Red Gems; Foam Tape; Copics

gina-beanie-money-holder1-w Now onto my third gift card holder today … this is another of Carolina's ideas. I first saw this idea a few week’s back and knew at once I wanted to make one too. You can find the instructions for her Beanie Gift Card Holder here. I did play around a little with my circles and I didn’t want to see my gift card from the back of the holder so I actually cut out 2 circles and cut the 2nd one slightly larger than in Carolina’s instructions.

gina-beanie-money-holder-wm And here is the inside view, the front lifts up similar to how a hinge card does.

Well I know I said at the beginning of this post that I made 4 card card holders, but I have decided that 3 is probably enough to inflict on you today LOL. I will use the last one for my post for tomorrow, so don't forget to come back and check it out ;) .Sorry to be such a tease :)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Stamps: Merry & Bright Sentiment – Gina K Designs

Paper: White; Green; Brown; DP - Kaisercraft

Other: Burgundy Ink; Circle Cutter; MS Doily Lace Border Punch; Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon; Snowflake Punch; Circle Punches; Foam Tape; Copics



Ironlady said...

These are so cool Frances Thanks for sharing

Joanne (jojot) said...

You are da queen of this gift card challenge...

Cindy Haffner said...

These are awesome Frances, love them.

Mercy said...

holy cow, hootsie! you've been one busy lady! LOL! all of these are just stunning, and i might have to give them a try...i especially love that first one! awesome samples!

Anonymous said...

wonderful creations

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - these are all FABULOUS!!! I'm so gonna have to case some of rock GF!!! Hugs ~S~

Joycelyn Turner said...

These are ALL just SPECTACULAR Frances!!!! AWESOME!!!!

Tracey said...

These are incredible Frances! I love them all!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

All of your gift card holders are fabulous! The first one that caught my eye was the Star by Waltzingmouse stamps, I'm glad I linked over to your blog!

Barbara said...

All of them are absolutely fabulous, Frances!! You've given me some great ideas!

Linda said...

Wow have totally rocked the GC holders...I love them much inspiration...thanks Frances! ...and Merry Christmas to you!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOW Hoots!! Each one is absolutely just the darlingest ever!! LOVE your gorgeous gift card holders!!! I'm gonna hafta case some of these for sure!!!

Carmen said...

Really like these too!