Friday, December 12, 2014

Gift Bag and Tag

I'm always saving the little Kraft bags that gift stores seem to be using these days. Usually they have added a small sticker or stamped their store name on the front. Then I just cover the front with some DSP and make a matching tag or card.
Here's the one I made this week.

The little tags on the front were made with some retired tag punches and the retired Merry Medley punch trio. The little strips of silver foil on the tag and the DSP give the bag some added sparkle. The tag is made using the Chalk Talk framelits. 
This will probably be my last post of 2014; I've got a  before Christmas to do list that is a mile long. 'Tis the season! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Flower Tag

This is a flower tag made using several different punches. I'm sorry I don't remember where I first saw this one.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stained Glass

I made this tag with a retired set called Holy Triptych. I got this idea from Jan Tink's blog.
The image is stamped with Staz-On ink on a window sheet and then you flip it over to color with Blendabilities markers. Then layer it on glimmer paper. Sparkly!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Tags

I'm working on some Christmas tags and packaging this week.
Here's a cute Santa Tag using the Big Shot Gift Bow Die (CASE: Angie Leach).

Friday, December 5, 2014

Top Note Gift Card Holder

This is another CASE of Linda Heller. I get so much inspiration from her Stamping School website. I treat myself to a subscription every year. This gift card holder is easy than it looks and uses the Big Shot Top Note die. You just have to make a zig zag fold in a large piece of cardstock and then align that folder edge inside the Top Note so that you aren't cutting that edge. Then you use the Word Window punch to make the slit for the gift card before gluing that fold together.
I've used the On Point Impressions Embossing Folder on the front of the cut Top Note piece only and more All is Calm Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper and Frosted Sequin Snowflakes to decorate the card. And even though it doesn't look like it the middle photo is the same card. My camera battery was getting very low! LOL

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder

I've been making this design of gift card holder almost as long as I've been stamping. I used the retired slot punch to make the tabs to hold the gift card but you could either use an Exacto knife or a small circle framelit by positioning it at the edge of the platforms.
The sentiment comes from the Mingle All the Way stamp set. I'm still using the All is Calm Designer Series Paper and I got the idea for the tree from Linda Heller. I covered a rectangular piece of white cardstock that was slightly larger than the tree punch with All is Calm washi tape and layered that under the punched tree. I wrapped a little baker's twine around the bottom and topped it with a Vintage Faceted button. Usually I use a small piece of self stick velcro to make the closure for these tri-folds but I have a few of the little clips still in my stash so used one of them instead.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lolly Gift Card Holder

 Today's card is a CASE from Linda Heller. I didn't have all the same supplies she had so I just improvised. The swirl background comes from the Everything Eleanor stamp set. This is a card you would want to hand deliver. The lolly on the front would get smashed if you tried to mail it. And as Linda recommends using a glue gun when making the lolly and I have to say that is the best(!) piece of advise; otherwise they just want to spring apart.
Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper and the sequins from the Frosted Sequins Accessories make this gift card holder sparkle.

And now I have to share a cute story. I gave one of my coaster calendars to a friend who had treated the three of us to an Advent concert on Sunday evening. The concert was so good and this is the second year she has provided tickets for us. Anyhow, I also included this card in the gift bag telling her now much we enjoyed our evening. She called me to say how much she liked the calendar and that the card was a "work of art" and of course, it is because that's the name of the stamp set used!. LOL

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Slider Gift Card Holder

Here's a fun slider gift card holder. When you open the card the piece holding the gift card slides and pops up. I've used the All is Calm Designer Series Paper again. This is a special silvery one-sided piece of paper in the pack. Very pretty! I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the notches on the front of the card.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Envelope Gift Card Holder

This week I'll share some gift card holders that I've been making. Today's was made with a sheet of All is Calm Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board. You just cut an 8x8 inch piece of DSP and then punch and score as directed for the card size 4-14x5-1/2 on the Envelope Punch Board. Fold the envelope into shape and then fold it in half. Then adhere just one half of the envelope completely flat. I then used another piece of DSP to layer over that flat part of the envelope. The other halp of the inside makes the pocket for the gift card. This went together in less than 5 minutes. Quick and easy, using the Good Greetings and Festival of Trees stamp sets and the tree punch. I added a little silver ribbon to tie it closed by punching a small hole in bottom and running the ribbon through the hole.