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Pink Paislee – Gifts: Shaped Gift Card Holders

Hello there, everyone! Gifts Week continues on the Pink Paislee blog. Today I am sharing a set of shaped cards that hide a special surprise inside. Gift cards are perfect as a last minute gift idea. Although they might be considered impersonal by some, taking the time to wrap them up in some pretty handmade packaging makes all the difference.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Styled
I used two cut files from the Silhouette Store for this. The first card is shaped as a coffee cup. What I love about it is all the extra fun details I was able to add to embellish it. Everything you need comes in the cut file set, that can be found here.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Full1
I started with some pink patterned paper from the Oh My Heart collection as my base. All the papers in the collection are double-sided, and since I wanted to keep my color scheme “under control” and somewhat holiday-themed, I decided to cut the base twice and adhere the sides I wanted to hide together. Paper 17 in the Turn the Page collection was perfect for the peppermint candy on top of the cup. I used some glitter pens to make it shimmery and added pearlescent Liquid Pearls in the middle as a little extra detail.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp1
I cut the holly leaves twice, one layer out of Paper 14 with its two shades of green, and the other out of white cardstock, which I heat-embossed with gold embossing powder to make it shiny and Christmasy.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Eye Candy
The two front folding panels, as well as the middle one holding the gift card, have a thin layer of red glitter embossing powder at the very top. Embossing powder is a great way to bring some bling into your project. For the sentiment, I used Mirror Stickers from the Take Me Away collection to spell the word “Enjoy”. Gold silk ribbon keeps the card from unfolding and adds the final touch.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp2
The second card is shaped as a gift box. A simpler design, but definitely eye-catching.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Full2
Again, the cut file provided all the pieces to create this card. I made some small changes to it, or better created some extra layers, to personalize it a bit. The thing that makes the card is definitely the bow, big and bold. I created a double layer for it, as I wanted it to have a different color border. I then added some red ribbon in the middle, and finished it with two stars from the Turn the Page collection.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp3
For the inside of the card, I added two white panels to make it look more finished and provide a space for the sentiment.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp4
I really enjoyed making these gift card holders, and hope you will give it a try! Have a wonderful holiday season! See you next week!

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The Cut Shoppe – Thanksgiving Cards

Happy Thanksgiving week! I can’t believe it’s already here!

For today’s post, I have decided to create a set of cards that are perfect for this time of the year. I used two new cut files included in the Thanks And Giving set, as well as some leaves from the Autumn Acres set.

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Thanks And Giving Watermark

Autumn Acres

The first card is very simple. I backed the beautiful Give Thanks design with several patterned papers from the Heart of Home collection. I didn’t add much around it, other than the cluster in the left lower corner, as I didn’t want to take away from the elegant cut file. I just made the cluster a little bit fuller with some leaves from the Autumn Acres cut file set and fussy cut roses.

TCS - Thanksgiving Cards - 1

TCS - Thanksgiving Cards - 1 - CloseUp1

The second card allowed me to incorporate lots of patterned papers from the same collection. I love cut files like this one. They are versatile and fun.

TCS - Thanksgiving Cards - 2

I used foam dots to adhere it down for added dimension and embellished it with some fussy cut daisies and enamel dots.

TCS - Thanksgiving Cards - 2 - CloseUp2
TCS - Thanksgiving Cards - 2 - CloseUp

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will feel inspired to create a set of Thanksgiving cards with the new Thanks And Giving cut file set.

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Pink Paislee – Leaves: Leafy Colorful Cards

Hello everyone. I’m back today with a set of cards to share with you. There is something special about the fall season. The beauty of color-changing leaves gets me every time. They are just too pretty to ignore. I decided to bring in some of those colors into my cards today. Not only the typical red, yellow, and gold hues, but also the more vibrant pink and teal ones included in the Turn The Page collection.

Enza Gudor - November 9th - Styled

The first card is a shaker card. I used a leaf craft die to crate a wreath on the top panel, which was then backed with a piece of acetate. Foam tape is the best option to adhere the top layer to the bottom one, as it is thick enough to allow space for the sequins to move inside the card and create a barrier. One trick here is to make sure no adhesive is exposed when you place the sequins in or they will stick to it, preventing them from “shaking”.

Enza Gudor - November 9th - Full2

Once the shaker portion of the card was ready, I adhered it to a 5.5-inch card base. For the center, I used one of the chipboard stickers included in the collection and some colorful leaves.

Enza Gudor - November 9th - CloseUp1

The second card features lots of colorful leaves. This time the wreath was created with the positive space of the die cuts. To add texture and dimension, foam dots were used to adhere the leaves down. I love the special touch that the big butterfly brings in. The sentiment is a clear sticker that comes in the new Paige Evans #StickerBook. I just backed it with white cardstock to make it pop.

Enza Gudor - November 9th - Full1

Enza Gudor - November 9th - Eye candy

I hope these colorful cards have inspired you today. Thank you for stopping by!