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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snow Man Gift Card/Tea Bag Holder

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


  1. Lovely gift card
    thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Love Jan

  2. What a beautiful card. I love all the little pockets. Thanks for sharing with us at IDIC this week. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine Dt at IDIC

  3. What a fantastic idea - I just may be CASEing your card some day! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy holiday season to share your creativity with us for our Winter Holiday sentiment challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  4. You have made a so very lovely booklet! I love the hiden pages! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  5. Wow! what a fab festive project - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 50 - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. Oooo, great project, Sammi! If you don't have any takers on this one, send it my way. I love tea! Thanks for playing at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, you can enter a total of 3 times throughout the month of December. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  7. Lovely project i am sure your brother will love it. thanks for sharing with us at squiggles and giggles. hugs heidi x

  8. What wonderful pages front and inside of your project! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

  9. Awesome project, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  10. Super gift card holder and I love that sparkly snowman..cute sentiment, too. Your brother is sure to appreciate it...especially when the gift cards get in there. :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  11. What a fun idea! I love all the little extras that you included in the design! It's a perfect venue for the gift cards! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


  12. This is so amazingly sweet. I love that snowman. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week. See you again soon.
    PTT DT

  13. amazing job on this...beautiful colors and images...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations this week

    sweetie dt

  14. Awesome Creations! Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

  15. Oh this is fantastic hun, just love it & I'm sure your brother will to!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenges this time, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. What a lovely creation! Love the image and the pretty sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

  17. Lovely lovely gift ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  18. WOW - this is a FANTASTIC card!! Love the pockets for the gift card and tea bag...brilliant! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!! :)

  19. A lovely vibrant card.
    Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

  20. Just fabulous!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
    Rene :D

  21. A really fab creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at the DreamValley challenge.xx

  22. Fabulous :)Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake crafts and good luck x

  23. That is awesome! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  24. A beautiful project, love the colours and all the sparkle. Thank you for joining us this time at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

  25. Fun and playful card, gorgeous colors and folding :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, and merry Christmas to you :)
    Hugs Lilli

  26. What a sensational project! I love the colours and the layout as well as the idea.

    Thankyou so much for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons.

    xoxoxo Carly

  27. this is adorable, Merry Christmas and thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  28. What a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us for our Snowman challenge at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  29. Fab card, thanks so much for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  30. Fantastic booklet gift set!! Cute images of the snowmen, etc. Thanks so much for sharing at The Pixie Cottage

  31. Beautiful booklet, anyone would be so pleased to receive this as a gift!!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges and One Crazy Stamper.

  32. fantastic project and such great bright colours

    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges

    Sylvia xx (GDT)

  33. What a nice set, great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  34. Gorgeous project Sammi, really beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT this week
    Claire xx
    (GDT December)

  35. It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  36. A fantastic gift card holder. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  37. Fabulous Christmas Creations!
    Thanks for playing along in our Christmas Fun challenge this month over at Pollycraft :o)

  38. Fabulous gift card holder! Super cute snowman image! Love the sparkle too! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  39. Gorgeous creations. The card is stuning in black & white.
    Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week, I hope to see you on the next challenge.

  40. simply awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  41. this is fab and thanks for sharing with Craft this week

  42. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  43. Know that is a whole lota challenges.. Your little book looks amazing.. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  44. Fab work, so rich in every detail, love it!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Francesca (GDT for December).

  45. Such a Cool Card! Thank You for joining us @ My Sheri Crafts!


  46. What a lovely idea - it's wonderful. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

  47. fabulous, thanks for playing with the pink elephant challenge! JOY DT

  48. This is so CUTE and FUN! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  49. lovely card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT, x carol

  50. Such a wonderful idea!
    Love all the details and fab images :)
    Thank you for joining us at PfP,
    hugs from Maya

  51. Gorgeous gift card, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  52. What a clever gift idea, you have done a wonderful job this one! Good Luck in TSB monthly contest!


  53. Wow, what an AWESOME gift card holder! SUPER cute! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

    Happy Holidays,

  54. Thank you so much for playing at Stampin With the Dragon. Good Luck!
    Hugs Nataliya

  55. Wow, what a fabulous idea and so wonderfully executed! Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our Christmas Challenge. I hope to see you there again soon,

  56. Beautiful work! Thank you for playing at Really Reasonable Ribbon in our Anything Goes Challenge!

  57. wow this is super cute! the details are so amazing!

  58. A super project. The details are amazing. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

  59. Brilliant creation! thank you for playing at Cutie Pie Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Woo x

  60. Fabulous card Sammi.

    Crafty Boots DT

  61. Wow.....this is amazing............thank you for joining Little Claire in our blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT