Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Gift Certificate Envelopes

I'm trying to sort of wrap up blogging some of my Christmas projects, so I have two Gift Certificate envelopes to share today. For the first one, I needed to give a rather unattractive certificate that I printed from email, so I wanted to make a nice fancy envelope for it. I created a custom envelope from white cardstock, and then decorated both the front and back. I used Tremendous Treats: Christmas, Winterberry die-cuts, and a Tiny Tag. Here is the front: 

On the back, I added a Doily Details die-cut and a tag that I stamped with an image from Winterberry, after masking the lower part to add the sentiment from Tiny Tags: Christmas. The tag is only adhered to the top part of the envelope, and then I attached a glue dot to the bottom portion, after pressing it against my hand several times to reduce the stickiness. Hopefully the recipients are able to open the flap without too much effort! :)

The other envelope I made was for the boys! For Christmas, we hooked their Wii up to wifi - something they have requested in the past - and also gave them a Wii Points card so that they could download some games. I made a "certificate" up to tell them that the Wii was now online, and attached the Wii Points card to it. This is the envelope I made I hold it, using Tremendous Treats: Christmas, Background Basics: Christmas, a Tiny Tag, and some Spellbinders and PTI dies.

I want to share the back also, as I really like how it worked out. I wanted to just tuck the top flap down into a slit, so before I adhered the envelope together, I put it through my Big Shot machine with a Spellbinders die, just going in enough to cut the decorative slit on the lower flap. Then I reversed to crank it back out. I really like how it turned out!

As always, thanks for looking! And have a safe and happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas - and some Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas! Just a quickie drive-by post to share a few more Christmas cards. These first two are very similar, but a changed out the sentiment and a couple of details for some variety. I just love how they turned out. Nativity Silhouettes is definitely a Christmas favorite! :)

And finally, a card using Winterberry, sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, and a some Background Basics: Christmas peeking through the Quatrafoil die cut on the lower half of the card. I also used Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels 18.

Thanks for looking! Off to check on the ham! :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Tags

Merry-almost-Christmas-Eve!! Since I've been doing a lot of wrapping in the past couple of days, I thought I'd share some of the tags that I made this year. Tags are so fun, since you can do several in a short time "assembly-line" style, and build up a nice stash to have on hand. I used to hide gift tags on the back of the packages, but now that I make my own, I put them right on the front where they can be part of the package decor! :)

I recently got my first couple of Waltzingmouse sets: Labels 18 and Labels 4. LOVE THEM! I can't wait to get some more WMS sets... I already have a few picked out! So I used a few of the frames in those two sets, along with a lot of PTI, of course: Tremendous Treats: Christmas; Tiny Treats: Christmas; and Winterberry. Also used PTI and Spellbinders dies. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a couple of Christmas cards!

Wow, my poor blog has been so neglected! I have been taking photos of the Christmas cards I've been making but just haven't stopped to blog them. So I'll try to share some cards and tags over the next few days.

Two cards to share today! This first one is a very simple card with Nativity Silhouettes. I just love this set. I used the new Mega Mat Stack 3 for the focal point, and popped it up on the patterned paper.

The other card I have to share today used Star of Wonder and the Mat Stack 1 Layerz die. The patterned paper is Echo Park, and the decorative die is from the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis accents set.

I'm going to share a few other cards over the next few days (now that they are in the mail, lol!)... I hope you'll come back to see!

Thanks for visiting and have a very Merry Christmas!