Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More Gift Card Holders!

I've been a bad blogger lately.  It's been so nice being on vacation from work that I'm just enjoying staying home and puttering around the house.  That is something I just don't get the time to do, working full time.  I thought I'd post some more gift card holders.  The first one was inspired by Diane 
She made some cute stocking gift card holders from the free Timeless Template at Papertrey Ink.  Here is my version.  Thanks Diane for the inspiration.

The next one was made using all Papertrey Ink products.  It uses the Cash and Carry Template (again) and the patterned paper is from last years Papertrey Ink holiday collection. The tag is from the Holiday Tag set.

The last holder today is from Lauren Meader's new company, My Time Made Easy  She is offering some free downloads of templates as well as Digital Paper.  Well, I was totally against the idea of Digital Paper, now that I have tried it, I'm a total convert.  Love being able to print off the color and size that I need.  I also like being able to print it on cream or white background.  (I also printed the same paper in pink for the stocking above).If I hadn't been able to try it for free, I wouldn't have know what I was missing. 
I hope you all have a fabulous, safe and Happiest of Holidays! Thank you for taking a peek today and I'd love to hear what you think..

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

GSS Submission - December

Back from a little trip with K.I.S.A. (knight in shining armour).  We ended up getting a great deal on a weekend flight and hotel to Chicago this past weekend.  We had so much fun.  Did all the tourist things, Top of the John Hancock Building, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Pizza and did a bit of Christmas shopping too.  The city was decorated in it's finest Holiday sparkle.  It was just beautiful.

Now on to the project.  Here is a gift card holder that I submitted for the Guest Star Stamper for December on Papertrey Ink.  I again used the Gift Card template to create this.  All the products are Papertrey Ink except for the little pearly bling.  They were from some branches I got in the floral section at Michaels.  Really like how this one came out and the colors are great.

Thanks for taking a peek and let me know what you think.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Another Gift Package Idea

Happy Friday Everyone!  Hope you are all staying warm.  It is freezing cold here in Michigan today.  I think the wind chill was about -9 on my way in to work this morning.  We also have a light dusting of snow.
Now on to the project.  My daughter in law asked for a stockpile of Bath and Body works hand soap for Christmas.  Since I was able to get several bottles at the Outlet on sale, I was trying to think of a cute way to package them.  I bought six bottles and instantly thought 6-pack (and I don't even drink beer).  I covered the six-pack holder with several patterns of Cosmo Crickets, Early Bird paper for a fun cheery look that would work year round.  For a fun embellishment I cut the flower out of felt with a Sizzix die and my Cuttlebug.  I'd been wanting to try to cut felt and love the way it cut.  I will be doing this again for sure.  The only stamping on this project is on the tag.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I'd love to hear what you think.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wedding Card

My boss is getting married on Saturday and I thought I'd make him a card. It's not a big fancy affair, just a small group of family and friends out of town. So I thought a simple card would be best. Tried to make it not too masculine and not too feminine.

This card used products from Papertrey Ink, except for the ink for the flowers. I used kraft card stock and stamped the cake with Fresh Snow ink then stamped the flowers in Pink Grapefruit ink by Versa. I added the leaves using New Leaf ink then embossed the card with my nestabilities. The Cake, Flowers and Leaves are from the Piece of Cake set. The sentiment is from the Sweet Love set. This is another one of those cards that looks so much better in real life.

Thanks for taking a peek today and I'd love to hear what you think.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gift Card Template

Today's post features one of the Gift Card Timeless Templates from Papertrey Ink. This is the first time I've used this particular template and loved how it turned out. I'll be making many more of this one. This particular one uses Cardstock, ink, button and stamps from Papertrey Ink. The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Holly Jolly line. The ribbon is from my stash. The tag is from a Quickutz die. The first picture shows the gift card holder closed. The second picture shows how the gift card slides right out of the pocket. Thanks for taking a peek and I'd love to hear what you think.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gift Wrapping Alternative - Masculine look

My son has asked for a particular CD for Christmas this year. I thought I would try and do something with a rather masculine look to it. First I cut my kraft cardstock to the size I needed to cover the CD. Then I stamped it in two parts. First I used Faux Ribbon by Papertrey Ink to make the stripes. Then I stamped the rest of the cardstock with my new favorite Hero Arts background stamp. I then wrapped the CD, rounded the corners on the top flap and added the embellishments. The tag was stamped from the 2008 Holiday Tag set from Papertrey Ink. I found that I really liked the combination of Kraft with New Leaf ink and ribbon. Thanks for taking a peek and I'd love to hear what you think.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Homemade Gift Idea

I am in love with the new Homemade template and coordinating Stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I think the concept is pure genius. I can see a whole village of little houses and shops filled with fun little gifts and treats for the holidays or any time of year. (The second photo will show you what kind of goodies will be in this shop). I'll be doing lots more of these. Wish my photography skills were better. These pictures sure doesn't do the project justice. They look so much cuter in real life. Hope you like it and it inspires you. Thanks for taking a peek and let me know what you think.