Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Try Something New....

Good morning...more importantly, Merry Christmas to you!  I hope your holiday season has been filled with health, happiness, family, and friends!  The kids have been wrapping and baking the last few days, so it has been very festive here...I have to say, I love having the help to get things done!  My son played Joseph in our church Christmas program last night...how fun that was!  We are planning to spend a relaxing morning at home, before getting together with family later today.  Er, I guess the "relaxing" part comes after the frenzy of seeing what Santa left under the tree....  LOL

We do have a challenge for you this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It is "Anything Goes", but we would like you to try something new...for example, a new technique.  There is a good prize up for grabs; you can read about on the Tuesday Morning Sketches post.

For my project today, I tried something I had seen awhile back at SCS...it's called the "Date Night Kit".  The tutorial had easy to follow instructions, along with photos; I did modify the tutorial somewhat to make my project.  I don't know about the young people in your life, but my kids love gift cards and this card will hold a lot of them!  Here are a couple more pictures of the inside:

The inside pocket was used for a CD in the tutorial, but I made it smaller so I could tuck a special note or that extra special gift card inside.  The outside can be used for your greeting or a little note to the recipient.

Image: Stampendous
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen 
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Dark Chocolate, SU! Poppy Parade, Echo Park DP
Embellies: SU! Poppy Parade Ribbon, Martha Stewart Glitter in "Candy Apple" and "Sugar Cube"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Quic Kutz "Photo Corners" Die, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Cut, Create, Have Fun: Gift Wrap
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: It's Christmas
Ribbon Carousel: Christmas Spirit
Robyn's Fetish: Christmas Card for a Child
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Christmas Goes

Again, a very Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year too!



Imke said...

That is awesome, Angela. A very nice gift holder !

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card hunny and Merry Christmas to you too! hope you had a fabulous day! I have added your "1" as you left a message on the challenge :)
thanks for playing along and also leaving a comment too! hugs Samantha TTT DT x

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a cool project- fun kit! Here from MIM- I am #'s 48 and 200.

Amy said...

Super cool project, Angela! And you always have the most fun color combos!

Lisa Minckler said...

Now that is a gift!! Love the idea you've come up with here and how perfect that it's a card and gift holder all inclusive. I think it looks sensational and I'm so happy you shared it with us at Top Tip Tuesday and Make It Monday. :)
Lisa xx

brenda said...

A really lovely creation Angela.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

Wishing you a Happy New Year.

B x

Ute said...

this gift card holder for more than one card is a great idea.
Thanks for your participation at the CChF Challenge.
Good luck, Ute

Sasha said...

Such a lovely gift card holder...gorgeous festive colours, too.
Thank you for joining in with us this month at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge :)

Chris said...

wow! that is awesome!! what a great idea!! but you forgot the ky date night stuff....LOLOLOLO!

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, this is just brilliant! I love this idea :) And yep, my kids LOVE getting gift cards too ;)

Deneen said...

What a great gift card holder idea. I love the image on front, one can just imagine what's in the gift, lol. Thanks for joining the Anything Christmas challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Dawn said...

This is such a clever idea Angela. Hope your holidays were merry and bright!

Unknown said...

Love this Angela! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year.

Patti said...

What a gift card holder, I like how you color coordinated the paper to the gift cards :o)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Angela, your project is my favorite..just love it a lot!

Debbie said...

This is really neat!! I know my kids would love to get a gift like this! Oh well, maybe next year! ;)

Melissa Craig said...

This is the best way to present a gift card! Great job!