Oct 27 2011

Stitched Stocking CCMC173

Today on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, we have a beautiful color challenge for you to try!  Everyone is welcome to play along!  I was surprised how much I loved the colors of Island Indigo, Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry together!

 

 

 

I worked on my card while I was at the stamping retreat.  I wanted to make a gift card holder.  This one turned out to be lots of fun!

 

 

 

The base is Whisper White with Rich Razzleberry layer.  I added a strip of Island Indigo in the background.  I cut the Top Note from Pocketful of Posies Designer Paper.  On top is the folder for the gift card.  I added an Island Indigo stocking from Stitched Stockings stamp set and used the coordinating punch!  I stamped the stocking snowflake again in Baja Breeze ink and added a Rhinestone jewel.  Under the stocking is a layer of Rich Razzleberry run thru the Big Shot with the Snow Burst Impressions Folder.  I wrapped some Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon around the Whisper White layer and stamped Merry Christmas from Petite Pairs in Island Indigo Classic Ink.

 

 

Inside, I also embossed the bottom portion with the Snow Burst Impressions Folder and cut a 1" half circle along the top in order to get the gift card out easily.  I stamped the paired sentiment with Island Indigo on Whisper White and punched with the Decorative Label Punch.  How wonderful to have a place for the gift card inside the card!

 

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week on Create with Connie and Mary!  I'm sure you'll LOVE their ideas!


7 People have left comments on this post

Oct 27, 2011 - 10:10:17

So cute and what a great idea to put the GC holder on the front of the card. This is just awesome!

Oct 27, 2011 - 10:10:56
Deb said:

Beautiful! I love new ideas for gift card holders! I will be giving this one a try!! Love the design!

Oct 27, 2011 - 01:10:33
Carol Carriveau said:

Love this idea AND the color combo….TFS~)

Oct 27, 2011 - 02:10:33
Rose Kerry said:

Great gift card holder, I like that it's mounted to a full size card front for mailing,  works as a Christmas card and gift holder instead of just tucking money into a card, great idea. 

Oct 27, 2011 - 06:10:18
Vicky W said:

Great idea Connie.  Love your colours too

Oct 28, 2011 - 03:10:30

This is such a cute design, Connie!  Great color combo this week, too!

Oct 29, 2011 - 01:10:08
Nance Leedy said:

Adorable gift card holder Connie!  Love all the embossing and the stocking is the perfect addition!