Showing posts with label gift card holder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift card holder. Show all posts

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sharing Some Christmas Cards

With Christmas just around the corner - I thought I'd share some Christmas cards that I made for various Splitcoaststampers challenges over the past month but never posted here on the blog.

I made this card for an Inspiration Challenge where I was inspired by a pillow in Joss & Main on-line Shop
I made these gnome cards for another Inspiration Challenge - where I was inspired by this blue gnome from Christmas Central on line shop.  These 2 are 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" sqaures.
I made this reindeer card for a Featured Stamper challenge - CASEing this card by n2scrappin.
I made these fun Pot Belly Penguin shaker card for another Featured Stamper Challenge - CASEing this Halloween shaker by fl_beachbum.
PTI also sells this  Pot Belly Reindeer Die and I made this gift card holder card with it.  The sentiment stamps and dies are Penned Elegance Christmas.   The Gift Card sentiment is from a retired set Gift Card It by Waltzingmouse.
I made these cute shaker gift tags to use on some special gifts, using Papertrey Ink's Fairy Tale Christmas Make It Market Kit

Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas!

All is Calm
Stamps:  Great Outdoors, Festive Overlay, Treeline - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White, True Black - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Stormy Sky, Hero Hues Black, Versamark
Accessories: Wow clear and Primary Ebony Embossing Powders, Sentiment Strip Die - MFT, water, foam dots

From Our Gnome
Stamps:  Holiday Gnomes - Reverse Confetti, Jolly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Bristol Smooth Surface, White - PTI, DP Argyle Socks - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black
Accessories: Holiday Gnomes Dies - Reverse Confetti, Shape Shifters Square 3 - PTI, Tombow markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, foam dots

Winter Wishes
Stamps:  Great Outdoors - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Rustic Cream - PTI, Tidings Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Kraft Core-dinations.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Dashing Deer Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Cover Plate Stripes: Horizontal - PTI, mini sander, foam dots.  

Penguin Shaker
Stamps: Around Christmas Time - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White, True Black, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Potbellies: Penguin Die - PTI, Marigold Flower Sequins and Spring Sequins - Honey Bee Stamps, clear bubbles/large - PTI, Scortape, Tombow Glue

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Have you heard?  It's time for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
Here's the first of hopefully several cards I'm going to make before the Dec 7th deadline!
I used stamps and stencils from Wendy Vecchi's Mug Art set.  I stamped the mug in black and then stenciled the stripes using Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Blendable Dye Ink, the dots and handle in Wendy Vecchi Poppy ink and the 'coffee or cocoa' in Distress Brushed Corduroy.  I used Pierced Feature Frame Oval die from PTI - raising the outside piece on foam dots.   The papers are Paper Stash/Christmas from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.  I fussy cut the mug and layered on the inside oval using foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment on a white strip and adhered it to the mug and outside frame.
On the inside of my card I adhered a piece of the same red snowflake patterned paper and then stamped a white panel with a stamp from Gift Card It by Waltzingmouse (retired) adhering it on 3 sides so I could slip in a gift card for the receiver!
You really need to check out all the sponsors of this wonderful Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  - so many prizes to be won by randomly chosen entries!  Thank you Amy for, once again, organizing all this for us!   You'll find all the details here!

Stamps:  Mug Art - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, Gift Card It - Waltzingmouse (retired).
Paper:  White - PTI, Paper Stash/Christmas - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Poppy and Fern Green, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Blending tool, Mug Art Stencils - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, Pierced Feature Frames - Ovals - PTI, foam dots.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Today I'm participating in the November Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  Here is the inspiration piece. Lovely white presents tied with colorful ribbons under the tree!
I was inspired by the white paper the red ribbons and the tags!  
I made a little 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 3/4" gift box.
I made my box using the book cover die from Betsy's newest Make It Market Kit - Fairy Tale Christmas.  The box piece was cut with the Matchbox Base Die 
 (which I actually got with Betsy's prior Make It Market Kit - All Through the House).
I die cut one of the tags from Tremendous Tags, added a die cut holly using a die and the patterned paper from the Fairy Tale Christmas kit.  I looped a piece of Marischino Twine through the hole on the tag. The 'tis the SEASON' stamp is from the newly released Enchanted Forest stamp set.
I lined the inside cover and bottom of the box with red Bitty Star Basics paper .
Before I added the paper on the cover, I wrapped a piece of Pure Poppy Grosgrain ribbon vertically around the cover, taping the ends on the inside - then the star paper covered up the tape.
Then I wrapped a 20" piece of Pure Poppy grosgrain around the box horizontally gluing it to the box on the back to hold it in place when untied.
A gift card fits perfectly inside this box - and it's deep enough to hold a small gift - like a bracelet or earrings or even a bar of designer soap!
Now I'm off to check out how everyone else was inspired today!  You'll find the PTI Blog hop here.

Stamps:  Enchanted Forest - PTI
Paper:  White, Bitty Star Basics, Fairy Tale Christmas Patterned paper - PTI,
Ink:  Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:  Tremendous Tags Dies, Book Cover Die, Matchbox Base Die, Holly Die - PTI, Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon - PTI, Maraschino Twine - The Twinery, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Potbellies for Christmas

I just got these fun Potbellie dies from PTI - and I couldn't wait to use them!  There are three different dies  reindeer, penguin and Santa -  this one is the Potbellies: Reindeer die.   
The way the die cuts under the arms - makes a perfect slot to fit in a gift card!   The gift card stamp is from Gift Card It by Waltzingmouse (retired) and the Merry Christmas is from Penned Elegance: Christmas stamps and dies from PTI.

All of the Potbellies dies are sold out -  but if you click on 'notify' over at PTI they will let you know when they are back in stock.
I also made some shaker cards using the Potbellies: Penguin die and clear bubbles large.  The stamp is from Around Christmas Time from Waltzingmouse (retired). On both cards, I cut an extra body and adhered it to the back at the head, scoring at the neck so it bends to stand up.
I'm linking my reindeer to:
inspired by the red and brown colors and the silver reindeer holding a place card in it's antlers!

 I'm linking my penguin shaker card to:

Stamps:  Penned Elegance: Christmas - PTI, Gift Card It - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, True Black, White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:  Penned Elegance: Christmas dies , Potbellies: Reindeer Die,  - PTI

Stamps: Around Christmas Time - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper: White, True Black, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Clear Bubbles Large, Potbellies: Penguin Die - PTI, Marigold Flower Sequins and Spring Sequins - Honey Bee Stamps, Tombow Glue.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Treat Yourself to Something Special

Yesterday I played along with the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - Audrie's site to inspire us was Bag Borrow and Steal  and I was inspired by the colors and patterns in this shoe:
to create this little bag gift card holder - 
I made the bag using a die from In the Bag from Papertrey Ink.  The stamps are from the stamp set of the same name.  A sweet little way to give a gift card don't you think?!

Stamps: In the Bag - PTI 
Paper: True Black - PTI, DP - Funky Town - PTI, She Art - Chistie Tomlinson, white tissue paper
Paper Size: 3" x 3 1/4"
Ink: True Black - PTi
Accessories: In the bag Die - PTI, foam dots, Idea-ology Mirrored Stars, twine, pinking shears, Scor Tape.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Celebrate - with Donuts!

Today I have a card to share using a fun new set from Waltzingmouse called Dinky Donuts (yum, right!? who doesn't love donuts?!) There are 3 stamps for each size donut - the donut base, the frosting and sprinkles (hearts, jimmies, or flowers.)   I punched the centers out with a 1/4" hole punch and a 1/2" circle punch.
The bold sentiment is from WMS Say It Loud.
Two of the donuts are up on foam dots over the patterned paper and added some white sequins from WMS Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost.  I tied some Honeydew twine around the panel before layering it to the black panel and then to the card base.
I decided to make this a gift card and used the WMS Gift Card It die to do it.  The die cuts two half circles in just the right place to slip a gift card through and hold it securely!   The Coffee and Cake sentiment is from WMS Coffee Set, the Happy Birthday is from WMS Free Spirit Sentiments.
My design was inspired by the Time Out Challenge: to case Alice's card below
I'm also linking this to the Seize the Birthday challenge:

Stamps:  Dinky Donuts, Say It Loud, Coffee Set and Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Kraft, True Black, Text Style Turning a New Leaf - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Accessories:  1/4" hole punch - Fiskars, 1/2" circle punch - McGill,   Gift Card It Die - Waltzingmouse, Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost - Waltzingmouse, Honeydew Twine - The Twinery,  foam dots.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Waltzingmouse Dec Release - Preview Day #2

Welcome friends to Day 2 of the Dec Waltzingmouse Release Previews!  Today the Design Team is using a fun set Claire has designed called Vintage Post Cards.  I was inspired by the set to become Santa's helper and make some little post cards to send to my Grand Nephews and Nieces on Santa's behalf!
The Santa postage stamp in the corner and the post card design are stamps from Vintage Post Cards.  The sentiment stamps (in red and green) are from an older WMS set called Santa's Coming To Town.  I die cut the little postcards using the Gift Card It die - that just happen to fit this post card stamp perfectly!! (there are larger stamps in the Post Card set too) These little cards measure 3 3/8" x 2 1/8".
I stamped the ornament stamp from Santa's Coming to Town on the back of the postcard and then sponged all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Then I die cut envelopes using the Gift Card It Envelope die - stamping with more stamps from Santa's Coming Town (the Santa heads in this set match the Santa Head on the postage stamp in the Vintage Post Cards set -  Claire is SO clever coordinating her sets!)  I sponged all these edges too -  and slipped the post cards inside!  I think the kiddies will be excited and surprised to get these little postcards from Santa in the mail!
I'm entering my little Santa cards in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - Holiday

and the Try It on Tuesday Challenge - Christmas is Coming

I'll be back tomorrow at 2 pm with Day 3 of the Previews - hope you can stop by then!
Here are the links to the rest of the Design Team - where you will find lots more inspiration for this Vintage Post Card set! 
You'll find all of the DT projects in one place at the WMS Team Talk Blog here.
Stamps:  Vintage Post Cards (available 12/2) and Santa's Coming to Town - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Soft Suede - SU, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo - Ranger Distress, New Leaf - PTI
Accessories:  Gift Card It Die and Gift Card It Envelope Die - Waltzingmouse, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Greetings in a Bottle

Just wanted to share a little gift box I made using a sweet template from Creations by AR.
 A Bottle of Cheer, is an awesome Wine Bottle gift box.
You slip off the little tab around the neck and the bottle tops open to reveal a place to tuck a gift or gift card!
 I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out the template but it also comes in a PDF format that you can print and hand cut out.  It really works up quickly - and what an exciting way to give a gift card or small gift to someone!

A Bottle of Cheer
Stamps: Mini Holidays 5 - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous 
Paper:  Brushed Silver - SU, Tan - Prismatics, DP - Merriment Paper Pad - Tim Holtz.
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Tinsel Twine - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Antique Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye, Silhouette Cameo, A Bottle of Cheer Template - Creations by AR.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creations by AR Oct Release - Armoire and Fragrance Bottles

Welcome all to Adella's Creations by AR October Release.  The Design Team is celebrating the release with a blog hop - where you will find unlimited inspiration for using these wonderful new templates.  The templates are called Card Armoire and Fragrance Bottle Set.  
The armoire is a wonderful little wardrobe container big enough so that you can use it to store your stash of cards in (or many other things as well!)  There are two fragrance bottles in the 2nd template - one a more masculine style and one feminine.  They open to reveal a little compartment where you can put a gift card or small gift item!
I've got lots of photos to share so you can see all views of these creatively designed new templates.  I decided to go very vintage in my design - and did that by using papers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperstash Crowded Attic and Destinations.

Here's the front view of the armoire with the doors closed.
The top piece lifts up (hinged on the back) to release the tops of the doors so you can open the armoire.
The papers I used are double sided - so when you open the armoire all the way up -  you can see the fun vintage images inside
I placed 5 cards with envelopes inside my armoire -  and there is still room for about 5 more!
Here's the view from the back - nice and finished off!
and a close up of the handles -  I used two Hitch Fasteners from Idea-ology - I had just purchased them at Joann's a week or so ago - and they were perfect for my door nobs!
An interesting side note -  this piece of patterned paper I used for the armoire panels and my fragrance bottle is all old vintage adertisements - and they are all from Eastern Massachusetts - where I live -  Salem, Marblehead, Wenham, Boston (thought that was kind of fun!)

Today I just made the masculine style fragrance bottle to go with my masculine armoire. There is a feminine style in the template package as well which I'm sure you will find a sample of on other of the DT's blog posts.
 I used a Word Band from Idea-ology that I first dabbed with Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Paint - heated with my heat tool to dry and then dabbed it with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint and heated again - it left this wonderful rusted look. I looped a piece of Idea-ology Linen Ribbon through the ends and pulled apart the ends of ribbon - I love how much texture you get when you pull the ends.  I had also inked the ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Now the sentiment engraved on this Word Band says "life is about creating yourself"  but I just noticed that the 'cr' in creating doesn't show as clearly as the other letters so that makes it a rather odd sentiment!  I think I'll scrape it a little so the cr shows up better before giving this to someone!!
When you lift off the clever little bottle top - the sides of the bottle open to reveal this box inside
The template also includes a piece to slip inside the box that has a slot so you can use it for a gift card.  Or you don't have to put that piece in and you can use the box for a small gift!
I hope I have inspired you with my vintage creations.  
For more inspiration please check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs linked below!
1. Adela: Owner/designer
2. Lyn
3.  Julia Aston: - Me!
4.  Sue Kment
9.  Lori Brown 

As usual, there are prizes to be won and here are the details from Adela:
Two random winners will be chosen from comments left on designers' blogs and on AR FB Page
Winner #1 will receive the Card Armoire
Winner #2 will receive the Fragrance Bottle Set

Leave comments
• On each DT blog
• AR FB:

Comments accepted until Friday, Oct 17, 12:00 noon Eastern
One random winner will be announced Oct 18 at the two locations below:
AR Website:

Paper:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash - Destinations and Crowded Attic
Accessories:  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Hitch Fasterners - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Template from Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo

Cologne Bottle
Paper:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash - Crowded Attic
Ink:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Paint - Scattered Straw and Antiqued Bronze, Word Bands and Linen Ribbon - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Template - Creations by AR, Silhouette Cameo, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.