Thursday, November 14, 2013

                             Christmas Ideas

                                 Gift Card

This little item is a gift card made to look like a mini file folder using the Envelope Punch Board.

I used Wild Wasabi CS and an assortment of the papers from the Season of Style DSP and a little Whisper White CS. The stamp sets were the carryover Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Merry Little Christmas and the "to/from" found in Tag It.  I used the Word Window Punch and the Holiday Ornaments framelits to do my cutting for me. Some wash tape and Cherry Cobbler seam binding finished it off.

Happy Snowman
 I wanted to do a "for anyone" card. This happy little snowman is so excited about that star or maybe it's the snow. 

This card was made using Naturals White CS, Silver Glimmer Paper and Night of Navy CS along with scraps of red, orange and brown for his scarf, nose and arms and of course some yellow for the star.  I embossed the little guy with white embossing powder and cutting him out. It also took a little fussy cutting to do his appendages, nose, and scarf. The stamp sets used were the carryover Greetings of the Season and new Snow Day. I also used a little Whisper White ink and Dazzling Details for the snow flakes. Ink was Night of Navy.

Snowflake Gift Bag and Ornament

 I decided to try my hand at a snowflake ornament and thought it would be a wonderful addition to a gift bag.

On a purchased white gift bag I used Winter Frost DSP on which I stamped and embossed the large snowflake in Silver EP from the Festive Flurry set. The ornament was made using Silver Foil sheet embossed with the Pretty Print EF. The center layer is a piece of the striped foiled paper from the Winter Frost Specialty DSP. This ornament is double sided (identical on the other side) with some of the Silver 1/8" ribbon sandwiched in between.  The snowflake pieces were cut using the Festive Flurry Framelits Die. I added a large Rhinestone Basic colored with a Sharpie marker to the center. Pool Party seam binding was used to tie it to the bag. 
Thanks for viewing my projects.


  1. Fabulous projects, Christine! That little snowman just 'melted' my heart - so cute! So glad that you joined the Blog Hop :)

  2. I'm glad you joined the hop too, Christine! I love your projects!

  3. Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler Hop. Great gift bag! I haven't made a snowflake ornament yet. It's on my To-Do list.

  4. Wonderful creations!!! Loving the gift bag especially - great job!

  5. Hi Christine, it's been a pleasure looking through your projects. Thanks so much for joining the Blog Hop. I love the Envelope Punch, too, and am being constantly amazed by its versatility. What a misnomer envelope punch is. It is clearly so much more than that. What happy colours you've used on your gift card holder! I love it! Like Deborah, I found my heart melting when I saw your adorable embossed snowman gazing at the gold star. I think he's loving the snow but is excited by seeing the star so clearly. Now that I've seen your bag and Terri's, I'm all gung ho to try one myself. The snowflake tag is a gift in itself and would be wonderful in someone's tree.

  6. Love your projects, especially your beautiful gift bag! I love the Snowy Day stamp set, it is so much fun to use. Love, love, love your snowy night card.

  7. Christine I am in love with the happy little snowman :D
    What a whimsical card!

  8. Christine, your projects are wonderful! That tag on the gift bag is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  9. Christine, I love the gift bag! I love snowmen too.

  10. Christine, I love the gift bag. I am your newest follower. Hope you will come by and visit me on my blog and Follow Me if you wish.
    Happy Stampin' Louise

  11. Great projects, Christine! That gift bag is especially gorgeous!

  12. Hi Christine,

    I especially LOVE your gift bag! It looks fabulous!

    Peace, Love & Joy,

    Joyce Fisher