Sunday, October 26, 2008

Holiday swap

At my upline's monthly meetings, we often do a swap, and this month's theme is either a gift tag or a gift card holder. I started out with an entirely different project in mind, but quickly realized that I didn't have enough of the ribbon I was going to use. So I changed gears and came up with this design:



I started with a 4-1/4" by 7-1/2" piece of Baja Breeze cardstock and scored it at 2" and 5." I stamped the snowflakes with Baja Breeze ink for a subtle tone-on-tone effect. Using the oval coluzzle template, I trimmed the top flap. I created the belly band using Ski Slope designer series paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The medallion is made from a snowflake stamped in Baja Breeze on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 1-3/8" circle punch. I layered a Riding Hood Red scallop circle behind it and attached it to the belly band using stampin' dimensionals.

Here's the inside of the card holder:



{{gift card holder}}
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, Ski Slope designer series paper, coluzzle, stampin' dimensionals

7 comments:

Debbi said...

These are super adorable! I just love he color combo!

Lynn said...

I'm so glad that you changed gears, lol! These are awesome, everyone needs a gift card holder for Christmas and these are perfect! I hope you don't mind if I use your directions and make some of my own!

Kathy W said...

great idea, isn't it funny how you have an idea in your head and it the finished product comes out totally different then your original thought?

Jana Emmert said...

I love this, Marilyn! That belly band is just perfect.

Beth Fox said...

This is a really good idea. THanks for the directions, I needed an inspiration and this is perfect.

Twila said...

Great job. Cute idea. Love the belly band.

Mary Fish said...

I love the combinations you used and the curved flap. Nice work!

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