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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!

Blog · Off the page · Stamping

Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Carnation

Hello, friends! I’m back today with a project featuring another amazing Altenew release.
This month’s build-a-flower set features a beautiful carnation. The meaning of carnation includes fascination, distinction, and love, and its use in art and decor dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. With their ruffled appearance and classic beauty, these flowers possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. Alongside the multi-step carnation, we have included two-step leaves, berries, and a cluster of tiny flowers that can be used as filler images for your flower arrangements! The set also includes three kindness sentiments that are great for any occasion.

I have decided to make a set of bookmarks with it. I thought it would be a sweet little gift for the book lovers in my life 😉
Altenew - BAF Carnation - Enza Gudor - Bookmarks

Both bookmarks measure 3.5”x8”. I wanted them to be big to showcase the carnation in all its beauty.

For the first one, I stamped flowers and leaves with Altenew Crisp Inks in pink and green shades on 80-lbs white card stock, and cut them with the coordinating dies. To make the bookmark, I layered a couple of patterned papers from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection and some card stock, which served as a base for the top layer. I also created a background for my carnation by stamping the smaller flowers included in the set repeatedly with Lava Rock Crisp Ink. To achieve more dimension, I adhered it down with foam adhesive.
Altenew - BAF Carnation - Enza Gudor - Bookmarks - CloseUp2
The second bookmark doesn’t have any dimensional elements on it. I love its simple and clean look. I went with a tone-on-tone technique here, using different shades of coral to create all the layers. No leaves. Just the gorgeous carnation.
Altenew - BAF Carnation - Enza Gudor - Bookmarks - CloseUp1
I finished both bookmarks with coordinating ribbon.

There are some prizes up for grabs to celebrate this release. Leave a comment on the Altenew Card or/and Scrapbook blogs for a chance to win one of four $30 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on December 20th. (Two winners chosen from the card blog post, two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog post.)

Have a wonderful day!
Blog · Off the page · Tags

Altenew – 25 Days Of Christmas Tags 2017


Hello friends! Altenew is one of the sponsors of the 7th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags with Tracey McNeely. Today the designers are sharing some beautiful projects on the Altenew blog, as well as Tracey’s blog. There is a chance to win some awesome prizes, so you may want to check them out.

I decided to create shaped shaker tags for today’s hop.

Altenew - Christmas Tags
For the bigger tag, I used a nesting star die set from my stash to create the window. I cut it six times out of textured white card stock. After adhering all the layers together, I backed the star with some patterned paper from the Altenew Our Family Scrapbook Collection, filled it up with colorful sequins, and finished it with a piece of acetate on top. The Holiday Script Words Die set was perfect to add the sentiment. Again, I cut it several times and glued the layers together before heat-embossing it with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

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I replicated the same idea for my second tag. This time, I used the Altenew Halftone Stars Nesting Die set for the window, as well as patterned papers from the same Scrapbook Collection. The sentiment is included in the Night Before Christmas Die set.

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I hope you have found some inspiration today. Don’t forget to visit Tracey’s blog to learn more about this event. Thank you for stopping by!