Welcome to our monthly blog hop! This month, we are featuring Christmas projects. As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 6 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop – Laura at Crafty Chicks Creating. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I mentioned in my newsletter this week that I was in sticker shock over the cost of gift card holders. I've got a bunch of nieces, nephews, and cousins to buy for at Christmas. Since I have no clue what they might want or need, a gift card is a logical choice. However, when I went shopping for gift card holders, I about died! Decent ones were priced from $2-$3! Can you believe it? So, I knew I could make some easily with supplies I already had on hand.
On all of the designs I'm featuring today, I used the envelope punch board to create the holder. There is a card size listed as "gift card" on the punch board, but I chose to use the 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" card size to create my envelope. You will start with a piece of cardstock or designer series paper measuring 5-1/2" x 5-1/2", so you can easily make 2 with one sheet of card stock.
These first two designs were created with Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstock. I then just used punched pieces and scraps to create the accents. Honestly, I just used stuff that was already on my desk!
Snowman Hat ~ square and a strip of Basic Black cardstock (I didn't even measure); a snowflake element, and a red glimmer paper flower from the Tree Builder punch
Snowman Eyes ~ 1/4" circle punch of Basic Black cardstock accented with White Gel Pen
Carrot Nose ~ Trimmed a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock that had been punched with the Tree Builder punch
Mouth ~ hand-drawn with a Basic Black marker
Scarf ~ Strip of Real Red cardstock, cut unevenly and used the fringe scissors on the end
Antlers ~ Early Espresso cardstock punched with the Tree Builder punch
Eyes ~ 1/2" circle punch with Basic Black cardstock, accented with White Gel Pen
Nose ~ 1" circle punch with Red Glimmer Paper
And here are a couple more that I whipped up with some scraps that were on my desk. Seriously, just use whatever you have! These look every bit as good as what I was seeing in the stores and you can do this!
Of course, if you don't have the Envelope Punch Board, you should really add it to your Christmas wish list.
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