December 27, 2013

Workshop Christmas Party

Like every year our Card Workshop group gets together for a little Christmas Party with coffee and homemade cookies. 
Thanks to all that attend my class every month in 2013 and I am looking forward to seeing you all again in January.

Special Thanks too....

Bev, Carolyn, Debbie, Jan, 
Karen, Linda, Marsha, Nikki, 
Peg, Ruth, Sandy, Sarah 

Well, if you like to join us or have a bunch of friends that like to start their own class, please feel free to contact me. I would love to teach you too.
Even if it's only you or you are two or three, sent me an email or give me a call I would love to help.

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
Happy New Year

see you in 2014!

December 25, 2013

Frohe Weihnachten - Merry Christmas - Buon Natale - Joyeux Noel

I like to thank all of you for the support you gave me this year and for checking out my blog. Many comments have been made and wonderful ideas have been brought to my attention. It was a wonderful year. I hope we will continue these wonderful relations ships in 2014. There will be many new ideas and projects waiting for you, so stay tuned and spread the word!

Until then from our family to yours 

Frohe Weihnachten 
ein gesundes und erfolgreiches Neues Jahr 2014

or as you say it here

Merry Christmas
a Healthy and Successful New Year 2014

December 24, 2013

Gift Card Holder Last Part

Here is our final project for this year. Another 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" gift card holder.

The holder opens this time upward and a strip of cardstock and design paper dressed up with two Christmas trees is holding it together.

The little present was stamped twice and colored in. One image was enhanced with glitter glue. Now all that is left for this decoration is to cut both images out and place the glitter one with foam dots on top of the other one. Adhere the little package to the left side of the card on the front flap.

Both Christmas trees were stamped in English Ivy ink and enhanced with more gold sparkle embossing powder. One tree is glued directly to the strip that runs around the card in a vertical way. The other tree is placed with foam dots on the strip as well, offset from the first one.

 On the inside I attached a piece of white card stock with Christmas greetings. The bottom flap ( about 1") is adhered just on the sides to the card to create a pocket for the gift card.

If you need more detailed information or measurements of any of this Card Workshop Class, please feel free to contact me.

Joyeux Noel e Bonne Annee ......

December 23, 2013

Gift Card Holder Part 3

How about a little purse-anal gift card this time? This is the third one of our card holders. A cute little purse with can be given away anytime.

A strip of design paper was cut at 12" x 4" and scored three times. At 5 1/4", 6" and at 6 3/4". Fold the card strip in half showing the striped paper design. Then fold each side back so the poka-dots are on the outside and you have a little V in the middle. Use a strong corner rounder and round the two corners on the folded side, with the V still in the middle. 

Lay your folded card flat and make a mark on on side of 3" from the bottom up. Draw the line in pencil across so you can erase it later. I used two round cookie cutters about 1/4" different in size to draw half a circle above the 3" mark. Using my craft knife, I cut the inner circle and with my scissors I cut around the out one including the little straight parts on each side along the 3" line.

 Now you are able the remove the paper part around the top circle. I folded the inner part over so the striped paper was showing on top of the doted paper. A little bit of clear and red glitter glue along a few of those strips makes the card more festive. I places a piece of white and red cardstock on each purse side on the inside. Before I adhered the red piece I glued a piece of ribbon on the back so I could use the strips sticking out to tie the gift card to the purse. A personal note on the white side and a little tag on the front and this little purse it done.

To keep it standing up and not opening, tie both handles together with a piece of ribbon.

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo .......

Gift Card Holder Part 2

Santa sends his best wishes and see what's tucked away inside:

 Again, this card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and is hold together by Santa's belt.
A white piece of cardstock is trimmed with a scalloped edge and little black circles are placed as buttons along the white strip. Adhere the strip down the middle of the card base.
The belt was created with a strip of black cardstock, a piece of silver glitter cardstock and another piece of black cardstock. Fit the black strip around the card so it slights of easy and adhere both ends in the front together. They should overlap a little bit. Place the silver piece over the seam of the strip and adhere. Finally glue the little black cardstock piece on top of the silver one. Make sure it is in line with the strip, which will give you the illusion of a real belt buckle.  

A strip of red cardstock is scored and folded so a little peak is folded upward in the middle of the card. Carefully place adhesive around the bottom and side part of the inside of this peak and glue it shut. Cut an opening as wide as your gift card into the middle fold. Now you can easily slip in your gift card.

Your gift card will poke out in the middle once the card is opened. Place a little white piece of cardstock at the back of this card to leave a personal note.
Wrap the belt around the card and Santa's greetings are ready to give away....

Frohe Weihnachten ....

December 22, 2013

Gift Card Holder Part 1

I am a little late with writing my blog and showing you the last projects of our Card Class this month. Well, but I guess still in time for Christmas.

How often did you buy a gift card in the store and all you get is a small envelope to put it in? Not very personal or? Here are some Gift Card packages we made this month and I think they are so much better than just an envelope:

First we start out with our Doily/ Snowflake bundle of joy. The folder measures a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" . Both ends fold over to create a little pocket. A strip of sky colored cardstock paper and some design paper strips hold the card closed. You simply slide the strip off to the side and the card will open.  

 The beautiful doily/ snowflake was created with the "Classy Doily" (B1424) stamp set from Close To My Heart. I cut the base shape out with the Cricut and stamped the doily once in sky blue on it. Little blue glitter glue made it even more sparkly. I then stamped the same image two more times in silver. I cut the first one out right around the star design and the second one around the middle part. Both layers are attached with foam dots to the base. Now all that is left is to attache the snowflake doily to the strip.

 When you open the card, you will see your Christmas Greeting and a pocket for the gift card. 

Slight your gift card in on the bottom, leave your personal note and slight the strip around the closed card.

Merry Christmas...