Sunday, October 2, 2011

Christmas Card Blog Hop Challenge Day 2 - Poinsetta Gift Card Holder

Welcome to Day 2 of the  Card A Day Blog hop. If you came from Christine Patton's awesome blog, Creative Genie-ous you are on the right path, (a complete list is posted at the end of this post if you get lost along the way.) Don't forget to participate in the card challenge for the weekend at the Card a Day Blog and a chance for some great prizes.

Today I'm sharing a gift card that I made with my Cricut and Design Studio. The card base is made with the George and the Basic Shapes cartridge along with the main layers.  You will need to decorate all four sides of this card. 

After cutting my base I scored the card part at 4 1/4 and the flap at 5 1/2. I inked all the edges inside and out with Vintage Photo, since all four sides of this card will be decorated. I then wrapped my ribbon around the front and back of the gluing on the front and back of the card and leaving about 1/8" to 1/4" from the edges where I will tie the bow.  I then layered the cardstock and designer paper  pieces onto the front and back of the card.  

The gift card slips into it own tag which hide under the flap of the card. The base of the tag is 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".  The gift card holder is cut at 3"x4" and has slots to hold the gift card in place.  I use a slot punch but you could cut the slots by hand or use photo corners to hold the gift card in place.
Now before you go if you leave me a comment AND are a follower of my blog you'll be entered into a drawing for some blog candy from me.  This is a separate prize from the Card A Day Blog prize.  Now onto Cindy Point at The Creative Pointe for her fabulous project.

Click here for the cut file.
Click here for PDF of detailed instructions.

Paper: DCWV Cardstock-3 different reds, 3 different greens, Recollections- Kraft and white, DCWV Holiday Collection, The Christmas Stack - pattern paper
Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Inkadinkadoo - burgandy, Martha Stewart - Wasabi, VersaMagic - Midnight Black
Cricut Cartridges: George, Christmas
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Tiny Tags
Punch: Stampin' Up - Decorative label, Jewlery Tag, Slot punch
Misc: adhesive, pop up dots, offray ribbons, Recollections - black pearls, scrap yarn, and a button.

A two- day extravaganza of Christmas Cards and prizes.

Each of our designers will be choosing something special for our followers and adding it to the grand prize package. You will receive something from each designer.

To join the challenge, create a Christmas card and post it to your blog.

To qualify, you must be a follower of our blog and you must then include a link to our blog in you post. Please link to (if this text is not included in you post, you submission will be rejected).

The winner of the prize package will be selected at random at midnight on October 2. Check back here on October 3 to see if you have won!!


Karin Adamczyk from ScrapperCreations
Adele Robbetze from nogardscreativecave
Christine Patton from Creative Genie-ous
Cindy Foster from Cindy's Creations (You are here)
Cindy Pointe from The Creative Pointe
Janet White from Stamping At The White House
Kelly George from Sassy Scrapper Studio
Michelle Hessler from Paperthreads
Patricia Logan from MDN Creates
Shelley Bordeleau from Gardens Crafts 'n' More
Tina Campbell from Tina's Scrap Corner
Vicki Schram from Paper Squirrel
Back to the Card a Day Blog to see who won the challenge


Tina Campbell said...

Nice card Cindy nice tutorial on it too. great idea for a gift card. TFS

Missy said...

This is so cute, I like that sparkle you added to the poinsetta!! Thanks for joining Robyn's My Pink Stamper Christmas Card Challenge!

Christine Patton said...

This is such a great idea, Cindy, and it turned out really nive. Thanks so much for the files!!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [02 Oct 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

BugBites said...

What a great design.

Jill said...

What a cute little card. Thank you so much for sharing.

KarenMC said...

I like the idea of decorating inside the card.

KarenMC said...

I think I forgot to post my comment. Like the idea of decorating the whole card.

Anonymous said...

The idea of striping is so nice.

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Atif said...

What a cute little card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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