Wednesday 21 December 2011

Stampin Up! Christmas Gift Card Holders

I have a lot of family I buy gift cards for and this is the first year I have made gift card holders.  Normally I put them in an envelope and they are very uninteresting.   I saw on a blog somewhere (I cant remember the creator sorry) these great gift card holders made with the Sizzix Top Note Die.  They are very easy to make and are really cute.  These could be adapted to any design not just xmas.  I can just imagine these done for any special occasion. 

I have used real red for the top ones and  Christmas Cocoa DSP from last years Christmas promotion.  The bottom two are made with Letters to Santa DSP and Riding hood red.  As you can see there are two topnotes attached with a brad that swivels to reveal the gift card. 
Real Red Santa Gift Card Holder

Here is one I have swiveled upwards to reveal the card.  I have added a small box for writing who the card is to and from. 

Stamp Set: Jolly Bingo Bits, Contempo Christmas
Paper: Red Red, Riding hood Red Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer paper, Christmas Cocoa DSP, Letters To Santa DSP.
Ink: Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive (leaves) 
Embellishments: Silver and Brass brads,
Ribbon: Real Red 5/8" Satin ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year


Wednesday 7 December 2011

Stampin Up! Up In The Air Easel Calendar Card

I have been having a play with some of my SU! Summer Mini Catalogue goodies.  Today I have used the hostess set called Up In The Air.  It has lovely soft lines with birds and branches and it is easily coloured in to create a pretty card.  I have been wanting to do an easel calendar card for ages and this set works well with this idea in mind. 

I used Chocolate Chip cardstock for the base and  added Marina Mist, Whisper White and Bashful Blue for a soft feminine look.  The butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die.  

The little calendar tears off and this would look pretty on a desktop or by the phone I am thinking. 

Stamp Set: Up In The Air ( SU! Summer Mini 2011-2012 Catalogue.)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Bashful Blue & Subtles DSP.
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi (leaves) 
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Die,Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, Jewels, Scallop Trim Border punch.  Non-SU mini Calendar.
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/4 " grosgrain ribbon.