Ho! Ho! Ho! Only a few more days until we officially celebrate Christmas. As the birthday of Christ, we can happily celebrate Christmas EVERY day of the year. :-) He was the greatest gift of all after all.
With the thought of gift giving in mind, our challenge this week at Papercraft Star is to create a tag or gift holder. I used a wonderful tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers to create this fun and festive gift card holder.
The Santa image is from the Christmas Squares (055) digital image sheet from The House Across the Bay. I printed the image out, cut it out with a circle punch and covered it with a thick coat of Glossy Acents. While that was still wet I sprinkled a small amount of glitter on the image. Once the GA was dry, I added a second coat. The photo paper wanted to curl up and when I bent it the Glossy Accents cracked. It added a great little extra to the vintage feel of the card. I added some netting circles folded into quarters on the back of the image piece. The card stays closed with an old fashion envelope closure on the back.
Here's what the inside looks like.
I didn't have the little envelope that comes with the gift card like they used in the tutorial so I just made my own. Super simple card and a fun way to give some Christmas moolah. :-)
We'd love to have you join the challenge this week so pop over to the Papercraft Star blog, check out all the designer inspiration, and get your own tag or gift holder project linked up.
- Papers: K 7 Company, Bazzill, Recollections, Kodak Photo paper
- Digital image: The House Across the Bay "Christmas Squares (055)"
- Stamp: Inkadinkado "Ornate Christmas"
- Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Sakura gold gelly Roll pen
- Tools: Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124), EK Success 3/4" circle punch, Marcy Uchida 1 1/2" circle punch
- Miscellaneous: green netting, Glossy Accents, fine glitter, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag string, Offray ribbon, The Paper Studio pearls