Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ho Ho Moolah!

     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.
     Happy Wednesday! 

  • 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


  1. Oh yes, Tracy! Jesus Christ was certainly the greatest gift of all! A Very Merry CHRISTmas to you, my friend! Your gift card holder is really great! I love the net circles behind the santa image! :o)

  2. This is fabulous Tracy ... hope I get time to play along

  3. Hi Tracy...Brilliant! You are the best. I watched one of your videos last night...didn't know you made them. Your accent is fantastic! Putting a voice to a wonderful friend...very cool. Now making this card, oy yoy yoy! It is not only gorgeous but a huge surprise to look at the second pic and see this. I'm sure that is what the recipient will feel. So much nicer than the traditional envi. Have a great holiday my friend. Samara xox

  4. Wow fabolous wrapping for a giftvoucher!
    Hugs Heidy

  5. Such a pretty gift box Tracy and I just can't stop looking at Santa's glowing cheeks ;-) Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones dear friend. Hugs, Ira

  6. Wow - this is fabulous! I love the cracked finish you used on the image. It is the perfect vintage touch. I really like the netting too. It adds such great texture.

  7. Wow Tracy what a great GC holder! I love the technique you used on the digital image! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


  8. This is so beautiful! Great construction!

  9. I have never seen anything at all quite like this, wow. So very special, and what a completely wonderful gift !! Thinking of you this Christmas, and thankful I have such a unique and steadfast friend. Hugs to you and yours. -J-

  10. Tracy this gift card holder is so fabulous! I will have to check out the tutorial to try this technique sometime. I am so in love with all the papers you used! Love them all!
    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
    Kindest regards,


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