Hello everyone! We hope you've enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas festivities at Shelly's Images! It was so wonderful to share things with you everyday and to see so many of you playing along with us and joining in the fun!
Now that the 12 Days of Christmas is over, it's time for a new challenge, and back to our weekly challenge schedule. This week, is the ever so popular "Show Us What You Got" challenge! We know it's everyone's favorite and you're all knee deep in Christmas preparation, shopping, baking, wrapping and all that other fun stuff, so we wanted to keep it easy for you this week. You can make anything you want and link it up with us for your chance to win!
Come over and play with me and the rest of the lovely DT girls at Shelly's Images!
Before I show you my project today (and GASP! It's NOT a card! LOL), I want to show you today's featured image at Shelly's Images. Meet Santa's Old Faithful. How cool is this image?! Santa and one of his reindeer! Perfect for Christmas cards, and it is on special, today only, for a special price, in the Shelly's Images' Store. Check out the Shelly's Images Blog for lots of awesome inspiration from the DT using this fabulous image! You will be SO inspired!
Okay, now I'm excited to show you today's project! This is my DT week, so it means I can use whatever image I want for my project. I've chosen to use the Snowman set and one of the freebies Shelly has offered in the past, for my project. All images used in my project are by Shelly's Images and are available, now, in her store. I colored my images with Promarkers, of course, because you all know how much I love them!
I made this fun gift holder than can be used for gift cards or tea bags! How cute and fun is this?! I'm sure you could think of other things to put in it as well. (Sorry I forgot to actually put the gift cards in the holders before I took the pics -Duh! Guess I had a brain malfunction but its not the first, and certainly won't be the last! LOL)
This gift card holder is for my brother.
Here is the front of my gift card/tea bag holder. The images have all had glitter and sparkle added with my trusty clearstar gelly roll pen. The sentiment is part of the snowman set, and is punched with oval and scalloped oval punches. The image and sentiment are both attached with foam mounting tape, for dimension. The pockets are held inside the booklet with two heart shaped gold brads, seen on the side spine of the book. I used a couple scraps of ribbon from my stash to hold the book closes, but you can also use thin velcro. I just liked the look of the ribbon.
And a pic of the first set pocket and inside panel. You can see where the striped paper pockets have notches punched out so that the gift card (or tea bag) would be visible if I actually had slid them into the pocket before I took the pics.
A pic of the next pocket, decorated. The center strip of striped paper was not part of my tutorial - I added it after the fact, to hide the prongs of the brads that were used to secure the pockets.
Lastly, a pic of the last page of the booklet, showing where I left a writable space, to leave a personal message for the recipient.
I hope you enjoyed my project! I apologize for the post being so pic intensive, but it really is necessary for you to see how fun this gift card/tea bag holder is!
I am entering this gift card holder in the following challenges:
Holiday/Winter at The Stamping Boutique
Challenge #120 Christmas Fun at Pollycraft
GL30 Christmas and Winter at Gingerloft
Challenge #14 Photo Inspiration at Jay Gee's Nook
The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #3 Christmas and Winter Wonderland at The Scrapbooking Queen
Challenge #86 Anything Goes at Cooking It Up With Katie
Cold and Frosty at Crafty Calender
Christmas/Holiday at One Crazy Stamper
Challenge #57 Christmas at Bee-Crafty
Christmas at Bizzy Becs
TPE128 Snowflakes and Sparkle at The Pink Elephant
Tis The Season at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #129 Mega Challenge - Celebrate- at Passion For Promarkers
Christmas Images and Colors at Truly Madly Crafty
Challenge #132 Winter and Christmas at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #43 Winter Holiday Sentiments at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #21 It's Cold Outside at The Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #35 Christmas at Card Makin Mamas
Show Your Christmas Bling (Gold brads on sides to hold pages in) at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #69 Christmas at 2 Sisters
Christmas at Paper Crafting Journey
Challenge #35 Snowmen at Craft your Days Away
Challenge #65 Traditional Christmas at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #75 Let It Snow at My Sheri Crafts
Let's Celebrate at Squiggle Stamps
CHNC Traditional Christmas at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge
Challenge #92 Use A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #149 Photo Inspiration (Snowman) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #22 Christmas at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge #85 Santa's Getting Ready at I Did It Creations
Challenge #7 Christmas at The Squirrel and The Fox
Challenge #172 Don't Look At The Light at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #97 More Than One Fold at Crazy Challenge
Sparkle and Shine at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #61 Happy Holidays at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #22 Red and Gold (gold ribbon) at House of Gilli
Challenge #14 Christmas at Hooked On Crafts
Use Ribbon (to close gift card holder) at Paper Pretties
Challenge #12 Christmas at Crafty Boots
Challenge #7 Sentiment at The Cutie Pie Challenge
Challenge #28 Snowflakes at Heartsong Inspirations
Challenge #30 Gift at Fairy Tale Challenge
Glitter at Frosted Designs
Photo Inspiration at Crafty Sprouts
Challenge #16 Family Christmas (gift holder for brother) at Little Claire's Designs
Challenge #68 Merry Christmas at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #141 Winter Wonderland at Digital Tuesday
I'm Dreaming of a (Red and Green) Christmas at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #28 For Someone Special (Best Friend) at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #87 Get Booked (Gift Card Holder Booklet) at City Crafter
PTT#46 Red And Green at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #100 Anything Christmas at The Pixie Cottage
Anything Goes at The Paper Variety
Challenge #13 Christmas at Little Darlings
Challenge #16 Christmas at Crafting For All Seasons
Challenge # 133 Christmas With Removable Item (Gift cards) at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #50 Christmas at Paper Play
Challenge #50 Winter at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #103 Christmas Song (Frosty The Snowman) or TV Show Inspired at Sassy Studio Designs
4CCC068 Christmas at 4 Crafty Chicks
Anything Goes at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #38 Anything Goes plus ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon