Dec 05 2008

Blogger’s Challenge 76 – Color Inspiration

I’m feeling a little low on creative inspiration today, so I’m going for a little "cheat" by using a gift card holder that my Stamping Club made last week.  My Last Minute Gifts Class was last night…fun…but it took them much longer than I anticipated (isn’t it always that way?)  But, a great group of gals and I certainly had fun, hope they did, too!  I know they loved the projects and I’ll be sharing them on here.

So, with a color combination of Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White as today’s challenge, how could I not pull out the Frosty Day Designer Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I think this paper is FUN and this is my favorite pattern in the package!  Very non-traditional holiday colors!  And…Mr. Twigster fits right in with this paper as a little non-traditional snowman, too!

The base of this gift card is a Kraft Medium Size envelope.  For the outside, I stamped him in Basic Brown on Whisper White and colored his nose and scarf with Tangerine Tango and a little Bashful Blue around his body and the ground.  Then I added some liquid glue and Dazzling diamonds glitter all over his body and the ground.  Layered it on Chocolate Chip (oops!) and I used the Snow Blossom punch in Tangerine Tango with a Bashful Blue 1/2 circle and mini brad inside and popped it with dimensionals. 

Inside on the left side I used the verse from Wishing You Cheer stamp set…it is one of my favorites…and then the little tree is stamped in Kiwi Kiss and colored the ornaments with Tangerine Tango.  The right side is the pocket for the gift card.  To make the inside I first folded the envelope in half, then cut away the part of the flap and top portion of the right side, so I just had a pocket left.  I sealed the left side down.  Then I decorated the right side with more of the Frosty Day designer paper…Snowflake Pattern on the bottom and a trim of the reverse TT side to cover the seam. 

Before I placed Mr. Twigster on the front with dimensionals, I added some Tangerine Tango striped ribbon so I could tie the envelope closed. 

I’m excited to see what the rest of the Blogger’s have done this week with the color challenge.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!


17 People have left comments on this post

Dec 5, 2008 - 09:12:48
Lisa said:

Very CUTE, Connie! I just love Mr. Twigster!

Dec 5, 2008 - 09:12:39

This is so cute! Mr. Twigster looks good in these colors, Connie! TFS!

Dec 5, 2008 - 10:12:55
Lisa said:

Cute gift card holder Connie

Dec 5, 2008 - 10:12:08

Fantastic job Connie…reaching for the Frosty Day papers was a no-brainer for me…lol Glad you chose to use it too because your card looks fabulous along with the kraft paper and great ribbon.

Dec 5, 2008 - 12:12:54
Ida said:

Great Gift card holder. I love how “frosty” Mr. Twigster looks.

Dec 5, 2008 - 02:12:01
Rachel Hope said:

So cute! I like that size and the ribbon tie!

Dec 5, 2008 - 02:12:35

So cute! I especially love the little tree on the inside (and mr. twigster is so cute and sparkly!).

Dec 5, 2008 - 07:12:38

This is so cute and I love all the glitter!

Dec 5, 2008 - 09:12:52

Wonderful card Connie! Such a terrific design! I love how the ribbon ties it together and the inside is just lovely! 😀

Dec 5, 2008 - 10:12:59
Patti Chesky said:

I love gift card holders…..especially sparkly ones!!!! Great job!!

Dec 5, 2008 - 11:12:12
Lori said:

Cute, cute, cute! I love the sparkle on Mr. Twigster!

Dec 6, 2008 - 07:12:16
Nikki said:

Beautiful card! Mr Twigster looks great with blitz! Love the design of your card too! {sMILES}

Dec 6, 2008 - 09:12:02
Lisa Bohler said:

Love that little gift card holder! (These were the big hit at my Christmas class, too!) The Kraft really goes well with the color combo this week! Great thinking!

Dec 6, 2008 - 01:12:07
Kerry D-C said:

Waaaaaaay cute, Connie!!

Dec 6, 2008 - 05:12:23
Rhonda K. said:

So cute! I love that DSP, those colors are so fabulous and I love that they are not your traditional Christmas colors! Thanks for sharing this neat gift card holder.

Dec 7, 2008 - 08:12:35
Marcia said:

Cute Connie, love the image you have used.

Dec 7, 2008 - 12:12:54
Sheryl said:

Great card with the Frosty Day and a glittery Mr. Twigster! These gift card holders are so handy!