golly I've been busy! Now that my clubs and parties are over for 2009 (yes.... I take the month of December off from actual events- but I do spend the month planning my spring events, clubs, gatherings etc as well as contacting past hostesses to book shows and signing up for crops and vendor shows... By January 1st my plan for Jan- April is all laid out!)
where did I leave off... oh yes- I've been busy working on cards and gifts for the people whom I make presents for (most of my store bought gifts are done- having started that way back in August or September since I like to think out my gifts and not buy at the last minute and end up giving gifts they aren't fond of...) ok... another tangent.
It's a gift card holder and I LOVE it!! I would have used a chipboard snowflake but had cut all of these snowflakes out and had to start using them up. Using the Jingle Creative Basics striped paper to create a candy cane and then using a snowflake to decorate said candy cane certainly wasn't my original idea... but the finished product is mine for sure! I had a lot of fun with this one. I created the pocket base with Desert Sand cardstock and the green pattern is the back side of the second pattern in the Creative Basics set (the first being the striped paper)
I drew a candy cane on white, cut it out, traced onto the stripe, cut and adhered them together for extra thickness. The snowflake and tag were both diecut with sizzix dies. I used liquid glass and prisma glitter on the snowflake and white daisy ricrac for decor. Stitched up the sides and a small circle punch at the top made a nice little opening for my insert tab.
The second photo shows the insert. I adhered a white punched circle to the back of Desert Sand cardstock as my "pull out tab"
I die cut white cardstock with the Top Note die from SU! and cut it in half- only one half was adhered and it was only adhered on the top, bottom and left side. The right, straight edge is loose so you can slide a gift card in. It works really well and my hubby was quite impressed... considering he rarely comments- he must have really liked it!