Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Hi all,

Time again for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More, our theme being CHRISTMAS! Nice and easy as I'm sure most folk have been busy doing some sort of Christmas crafting.

This is my final DT post for Crafty Cardmakers as I am stepping down after a most enjoyable 2 years. My decision has come mainly from the fact that I do very little cardmaking now, I'm going through a "sewing" phase and I'm also volunteering at the local family history centre to help transcribe the 1911 census, so it's just a case of the usual "not enough hours in the day"!

I'm not totally disappearing though, I'll still be loitering in blogland visiting you fellow crafters.

Anyways, I have made a selection of Christmas Gift Card Holders.  It's a nice quick simple design which makes two holders from one A4 sheet.

All the fronts were covered with some Christmas DP and most have a simple Merry Christmas sentiment, embossed in silver and mounted onto miri card.  I also used a Tim Holtz santa stamp and a Hero Arts snowman stamp.

To make two holders from one A4 sheet, cut at 11 cm and 22 cm on the long side of the sheet.  This gives you two strips measuring 21 cm x 11 cm.

Score at 8.5 cm and 17 cm.  The second score forms the pocket.

I then just added a circle of white card for writing on.

If you have an envelope board maker, a 6 3/4" square, scored at 3", makes the correct sized envelope.

Our sponsors for this challenge are SIR STAMPALOT

and also DT member Kim has donated a fabulous crafty bundle of goodies.

Well that's it from me for today, I hope you are all further advanced in your Christmas preparations than I am.  I've only just started shopping and also this weekend decided to redecorate my living room.  A nice quick freshen up I thought, but as always it turns about to be a bigger job than expected. Couldn't get the blooming wallpaper off the wall, thankfully it's only on one wall.  I'm also intending making some cushion covers to fit my new colour scheme so I'll definitely be burning the midnight oil between now and the 24th. Lol!

P.S. I've just noticed that google verification has randomly appeared in my comment box.  I do not have verification switched on! I've just tested it and you can still leave a comment without filling in the verification box, so just ignore it!

Okay, thanks for popping in,
Bye for now

Suze xx


Pamellia said...

Wow, you have been a busy girl Suze! What a fabulous collection of Christmas cards! Happy holidays! hugs :)

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Valerie-Jael said...

Yeah, Blogger is getting antsy again! Love the gift cards! Your DT will miss you, but your other ideas sound good, too. Hugs, Valerie
PS - the sewing machine is sewing again, but still very loud!

Papercraft By Carole said...

All gorgeous designs!! Hope you have fun with your sewing projects. You will be missed from the team!! Cxxx

Anonymous said...

You will be missed by your DT.
Such a great idea with great designs on each and every one of them.
Glad you will not be disappearing from blogland.

Leslie said...

Suze, your gift card holders are fabulous! And you've decorated each one beautifully! You will be missed on the CCM DT - I hope to see you around blogland!
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Jenni's Jems said...

What a great idea really effective and so simple to make... Even I could do it hee he. Hope you decorating is nearly finished, can't wait to see it!x

Kim x said...

You have been a busy Girl with all of these lovely gift cards. It has been lovely to work with you at CCM&More and I shall look forward to seeing more of your 'sewing things' in blogland. Hope the decorating has been successful. Nothing is ever simple is it lol.
hugs Kimx

Aileen said...

Loving your gift cards. They look fab. Good luck with your decorating. x

Von said...

Lovely idea Suze ☺
hope you had a wonderful Christmas
Luv Von ♥

Darnell said...

I love your gift card holders, Suze! They are so festive! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you have a blessed year full of sewing! Thank you for your friendship and for continuing to visit my blog and leave me some love! I am grateful for your friendship!! Hugs, Darnell

Flo Langley said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas Suze. Wishing you all the very best for 2015.
Take care, Florence xxx

Josie said...

It sounds like you're going to very busy out in the 'real' world but I hope you will still find some time to delight us all with your adorable makes!

Vicky said...

All the best for 2015 Suze.

Hope you'll be sharing your sewing projects on the blog.

Vicky :) x