Saturday, May 28, 2011

Winter Christmas Gift Card Holder

Sleepy Saturdays to you all!
Yes lucky me was given a sleep in by my gorgeous girls!!
Doesn't happen often but this morning they took the liberty to stay in bed till 7! Woo Hoo! You may not think of it as a big sleep in but compared to the usual 5:30 or 6 am it is still something!

This morning I have my 365 Cards challenge for Thursday Day 87 and the word is 

Now if I was in Europe I would most likely be thinking cocktails by the pool but over her in OZ Mother Winter is starting to make herself at home, and while it certainly doesn't get cold enough to snow where I am, it sure as golly feels like the heavens are about to open with soft white flakes! Being the perfect theme for Christmas I thought I would take the opportunity to cross another Christmas project off the list.  I decided to give a gift card holder a try as I have never made one before, I used a tutorial from over on Splitcost Stampers and I will not give you the link as I followed their directions and markings and it turned out WRONG so I adapted it and made my own from their skeleton :$ I am glad I make a mock of things first when working with new templates!  Being a quick and easy project as well I can see many of these happening when the silly season is upon us!

 The front - closed.

 The back - closed.

 The back - open.
The front - open.

I love this glitter circle paper from Birch Haberdashery & Craft (GP309) and while it is technically not a Christmas paper I think the glitter bubbles are a little like snowflakes, especially with the sparkle.  The ribbon is from my old Christmas stash and the sentiment has no name so I do not know where I got that from, sorry :$

Thank you for dropping in on me.
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
365 Cards - Day 87 - Thursday - Cool  ***EDIT*** Awarded Spotlight Designer ***
Winter Wonderland - Blue & White & a hop (1/1)
 Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything goes (-) 
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes (-)
Freshly Brewed - Anything but a card (1/5)
Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes (-)
Creative Craft  - Blue, brown & cream (I have white) (1/3)
Die Cuttin Divas - Celebration (-)
Digi Design House - Anything But a card (2/-)
HLSC -  More than 1 fold (-)
Fairy Fun Fridays -  More Than 1 fold
Fairy Tale - Anything but a card (1/2)
Pattie's Creations - No Cards (2/2)
Sew Many Cards - Circles (-)
Stamp Something - Use a sentiment (-)
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26 Treasured comments:

Misty Olsen said...

OOOHHHH WoW....This is so pretty...I just love it...I am only a couple months away from Christmas in July LOL TFS!!!!

Die Cuttin Diva

Sandra DeFalco said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing in our 'NO, NO, NO Cards' Challenge #22!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

aqualeiga said...

It's lovely Leesa, lovely finishing touches to make it look special, as always my dear! I totally get what you mean about your lie-in, it's 5am here as I type, and I've been up with my Noah for almost an hour! 7am seems a long way off yet! (eyes roll!)
Hugs, Ali x

Jenny said...

Oh, das ist ja toll. Sieht so richtig eisig aus.Tolle Idee und tolle Umsetzung.
Danke für deine Teilnahmebei Fairy tale Challenge.

downrightcrafty said...

oh stunning just love everything about this beautiful card, thank you for sharing and joining us in our Celebrations at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Super project.Love the papers.Such a cool Yule idea.Thanks for joining us at DDSB :D
Lisa x

Karen said...

Lovely project. Nice Papers. Thank you so much for joining us this week in our Anything Goes challenge at DDSB. Hugs, Karen.xx

Sylvia x said...

great project and thank you for joining us again at the creative craft challenge..good luck

Sylvia x


A fabulous project Leesa - I love gift wallets, they make a gift seem extra special. Love the colours and the papers, and well done for adapting the template.

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you next time. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Kitty said...

This is a lovely the papers too!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Holidays Challenge, we hope to see you again next week!

Kitty xx

dj1952 said...

This is such a great idea! I really like the paper you've used and the detail. Thanks for joining us at DDSB. Hugs, dj

Pami said...

What a wonderful project, I love the blue, its so striking against the white. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous project. The glitter paper is fab. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Unknown said...

This is just gorgeous Leesa! Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week and hope to seeyou again next time!
Lizy DT x

Hannah said...

Beautiful! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at 365 Cards :-)

Melody said...

So Lovely!! I'm ready for winter!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!

DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Bianca said...

What a stuning project! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Love it

Thanks for joining us on WINTER WONDERLAND this week :)

Hugs Jane x

PS - Good luck in our blog hop

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous project Leesa, love the papers, a real neat idea for Christmas. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Suzi x

Karen said...

Great project, thanks for joinnig us at DDSB.

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, fantastic. Thanks for playing at DDH.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What a beautiful project!!! It is SOOO hot here today, I def needed the cool down :) Beautiful icy blues!!! Love it!

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Anything but a card challenge.

Heather D.
Fresh Brewed Designs

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! I love that paper, and the fold is so creative!

Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'! We hope to see you again next week!

xx Star

BrossArtAddiction said...

So pretty and sparkly, love the color!

Thanks for joining us at PFD for the "More Than One Fold" challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Anonymous said...

Hello a wonderful job.
A stunning design.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
** Karla

PokSa said...

Beautiful work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

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