Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a fun idea for prepackaged tags… a Gift Card Holder Tag Card…? Well, I’ll need to work on the name… lol…but basically I made a couple of super cute and fun interactive cards using the beautiful Kaisercraft Silver Bells Tags and they are holding a gift card!! Let’s have a look…
Aren’t these just beautiful?! I love how they turned out! I found that the Simple Stories Country Christmas papers paired up well with the Silver Bells Tags… similar colors and styles, even though one is vintage and the other is country… lol. We’re mixing it up!
First, I cut my layers of patterned paper and adhered them to a red card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I then adhered the card front to a white card base. I trimmed the red mat piece for the tag to 2-1/4 x 3-1/2″ and punched a hole using my ancient Crop-a-Dile allowing me to use the included string… so the recipient could pull the tag using the string. I was just going to adhere the gift card directly to that piece but then I got to thinking that it would be fun to have a piece of card stock across the card and then have the tag tuck in behind it. So, I cut another piece of the red card stock the same size and adhered it to the back of the tag being careful to only adhere the top portion so I had an opening on the bottom to tuck. I cut the red card stock to go across the card and die cut it with a scalloped stitched border die. I adhered it to the card using a strong scor-tape being careful to only add the tape to either side of the card stock so I’d have an opening to tuck the gift card behind.
And then I stamped and heat embossed a surprise sentiment behind the tag!! So fun! I used the My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes for the sentiment. I stamped it with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine white embossing powder.
Here you can see the other side of the tag where I’ve adhered the gift card using glue dots.
Here’s the second card that I made using all the same steps as the first card only with the other style of tag and different patterned papers from the same Simple Stories Country Christmas paper pad. I also changed up the card stock to coordinate with the aqua colors in this tag.
I forgot to mention above that I tied some white baker’s twine around the string of the tags. I thought it was a fun way to add a bit of white to the tag.
I tried to coordinate my gift cards to the colors of the cards… lol. I couldn’t believe I still have my Amazon gift card from last Christmas! Guess who’s going shopping!?!
This picture shows the opening between the card stock layers that makes it possible to tuck the tag on the card. I know sometimes that a visual can help so I wanted to share this too.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed the cards I shared today and that they’ve inspired you to get creative with your designs!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See ya next time.
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To create this card I started with an A2 size cardbase or 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches. I used Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock. I stamped the images I wanted to use with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with copic markers. I used my Scan N Cut to cut the images out.
I cut the glitter paper for the front panel to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches and cut out a 3 1/4 inch circle towards the top center of the card and then cut out another circle from white card stock with a 3 1/2 inch die.
I used a cloud stencil, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks to create the background sky on the 3 1/2 inch circle. I left the bottom of the circle white. Then I used one of the tree stamps and stamped a few trees with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink.
I adhered all of the tree images to the 3 1/2 inch circle panel and popped the mouse images up with some foam dots. I adhered the 3 1/2 inch circle to the top of the card base and then adhered the glitter paper to the card base lining up the circles. I stamped the sentient “Cold Hands” from Hero Arts Ink in Moss on a white strip of card stock. I cut the banner down to 4 1/4 X 3/4 inches and adhered it towards the bottom of the card with some foam tape.
To finish it off I stamped on the inside of the card the sentiment “Warm Heart”, as well as, the image of the mittens with the string of them creating a heart. I colored in the mittens with copic markers.
Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a card featuring some pretty cute critters.
It’s a pretty simple layout because I wanted the focus to be on the adorable critters. The Sweater Weather on the Safari is one of my favorite stamp sets by My Favorite Things. I paired the stamp set with the Scrapping for Less Holiday Flowers 6×6 paper collection from the October Flavor of the Month Card Kit.
The images were simply colored using alcohol markers.
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Hi Everyone, this is Renee’ with Delaney Jane Cards and I’m so excited to be on the Scrapping for Less blog today. I am one of two guest designers this month and I cannot wait to share some fun things with everyone.
I created an adorable snowman Christmas card using Coffee Melt by YNS and Echo Park’s My Favorite Christmas 6×6 pad. You can find both in the Scrapping for Less store.
I had some trouble with my colorless blender while coloring this image and wasn’t sure I could salvage it so I had to find a solution. I colored the sky and used that same troublesome 0 Copic to add swirls to the color to camouflage my error.
Sometimes a simple creative solution can keep your project from getting tossed in the trash.
I really loved the color pallet this paper pad offered. It gave me a set of colors to use on this adorable melting snowman. I even got to use my favorite Copic YG17.
Your Next Stamp has some of the cutest sets and most include fun sentiments like this one. Life is too short for bad coffee. It makes me giggle as this snowman melts for his love of the wonderful caffeinated goodness. I figured the mug was supposed to be a snowman, but I wanted to spread the green color around a bit more and made it green… another opportunity to use YG17. I have no clue why I like that color as much as I do, but I try to incorporate it in all my green combos.
Thank you for stopping by & remember to GIVE CARDS GENEROUSLY!
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If you check out the link for this set above, you’ll notice that I omitted one of the kids. I knew that I had just enough room for two kids in my card design so… sadly one of them had to be omitted. But since I colored this stamp in steps with my Stampin’ Up markers, it was really easy to just color the two kids. This is an easy 2-layer builder stamp set… meaning you stamp one portion and then easily line up the next portion to stamp. I started with the hats and colored them to match the beautiful colors in the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella. I used Green Galore and Cucumber Crush for the little boys hat and Watermelon Wonder and Real Red for the girls hat. The eyes and mouth are also part of this first stamp. I used Chocolate Chip for the eyes and Blushing Bride for the mouth.
Once I had the hats done, I removed the first stamp and lined up the second stamp. It was so easy to line these up! I wanted to add some blue into the card to play off of the background paper I chose so I used the Soft Sky marker. The cheeks and nose are also part of the second stamp… I used the Blushing Bride marker again. Now at this point, I had a little bit of dimension in the hat with the different colored markers I used, but the mittens and pom poms needed a little something so I pulled out my copic markers. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if coloring on dye ink with copics is totally safe, but I haven’t had an issue with my markers. I used BG000 and BG01 on the pom poms, mittens, and bow. Then I got to thinking the faces needed to be colored in… they were just white at this point. So I pulled out my got to skin copic markers ~ E000, E00, and E21. I was careful to color around the cheeks, mouth, nose, and eyes because I really wasn’t sure what would happen… Lol! Coloring in the faces really gives this adorable stamp that extra cute touch!!
I stamped the sentiment with the same markers… Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Soft Sky. The dot in the ‘i’ for the word Winter connected to the letter since I had to ink it up a few times to get nice coverage, so I made a new dot! To finish off my card, I thought a little hot cocoa cup would be a fun addition. I just happened to have the Cup of Cocoa stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs on my desk so I inked up the stamp with the Real Red and Soft Sky markers. I then colored it in with the following copic markers ~ B0000, B00, R00, R14. I stamped the snowflake with the Cucumber Crush marker but it was too dark so I went over it with a white gel pen. It’s not quite white… LOL! But the nice tinge of blue works perfectly with the blues I have in the card. I sure love how this card turned out!!
This fun card is another take on the sketch that I created for the November Sketch Challenge in the Scrapping for Less Show & Share Facebook group… we’d love to have you join us and play along!! You don’t need a blog to enter the challenge as you’re adding a photo of your creation directly in the Challenge album in the group. You are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation.
Here’s one more look at the card!! So cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See ya next time.
Inky Hugs, Crystal
Hello! Alicia (Crazy Paper Chick) here and I am so excited to be a guest designer for the month of November for Scrapping for Less.
I was an elementary school teacher for many years. During Christmas time for Social Studies we studied Christmas traditions around the world. This was my absolute favorite time of the year with my students. So, for our Christmas Around the World card kit I have chosen my most favorite countries we studied to feature.
Mexico: Great food and wonderful traditions centered around Papa Noel.
Sweden: St. Lucia was my favorite tradition in Sweden we studied.
Australia: My students got the biggest kick out of the fact that it was hot and summer there during Christmas.
Germany: Of course what would a study be without studying the origin of the Christmas tree.
Collection One: Holiday Flowers and Collection Two: Australian Christmas
Collection Three: Nordic Winter and Collection Four: A Warm and Cozy Christmas
Card Stock/Envelopes and Banana Split Level
Now onto our line up:
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a sneak peek of the fabulous new October 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit called Christmas Around the World!! Oh my goodness… I am so excited about this month’s kit! I love making Christmas cards and the products that fill this kit are amazing!!
My sneak peek is actually a sneak into a couple of the collections included in the kit because I fell in love with these gorgeous papers and just HAD to pair them up with the beautiful tree from another wonderful collection.
How fun is this blue Christmas tree?! As strange as it may sound, it reminds me of a Christmas decoration my Mom had of this styrofoam angel that was yellow and blue. We would hang it each year on the wall and I just loved it! I know, you’re probably thinking… styrofoam…? Yeah, it was one of my favorite decorations and brings me joy to think of it.
And that memory from my childhood, along with these gorgeous papers, inspired my colors for this beautiful Christmas tree! I just love it! I used Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, and Scattered Straw distress ink cubes to color the stamp… I was pretty careful but still ended up with a little brown ink on the bottom of the tree. In person, it’s covered up pretty well with the fun Sugar Dust so you can’t see it but, of course, the camera picked it up.
Here’s a close up of the Sugar Dust… so beautiful! I love the texture it adds!
And here’s one more look at the card… you are not going to want to miss out on this card kit… go subscribe —> Scrapping for Less!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See ya next time.