Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Frosty Christmas

I have been trying to post a bit more than my usual 3-4 times a week, during these last few days before Christmas.  I want to share a lot of the different things I've made, but also to keep you inspired so you can complete those paper crafts for the holidays.
One of the paper crafts I made this week, is a holiday card for my co-workers.  I give my co-workers a gift card during the holidays.  Last year, I gave each of them a Starbucks gift card.  This year, I wanted to do something a bit more.  I also wanted to present the gift card with a little bit more flair, than securing it to the inside of the card with a glue dot.
Here is the card:

The panel on the front of the card, holds the gift card.  How fabulous, huh?  You just pull down the card stock zipper and the it will open this panel, to reveal the gift card. {smile}

I found this wonderful Winter Frost pattern paper by We R Memory Keepers.  I just love these shades of blue and green, with some grey. I also love the polka dots.  
For the card base, I used Pear Pizzaz card stock by Stampin' Up!.  The first panel is Pool Party card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I cut the pattern papers, so I could get 12 cards out of two 12" x 12" pattern papers.  I cut the grey snowflake pattern paper to 4" x 3".  The green polka dot pattern paper, I cut the paper to 4" x 2 1/2".  I used a piece of white taffeta ribbon to hide the seam where the two pattern papers overlap.
I used a light blue frost texture paper to cut the zipper panel.  I used the Zipper Die, from Paper Trey Ink.  To decorate the front of the zipper panel, I cut the glitter snowflake pattern paper to 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square.  For the slim pattern paper on the zipper panel, I used the scrap piece of green polka dot pattern paper, I cut it to 1" x 2 1/2".   I have added a pizza gift card under the zipper panel - Dion's.
I used the Tiny Tag die, from Paper Trey Ink to cut the sentiment tag out of white card stock.  I stamped the 'Noel' in Basic Grey classic ink.  I had a package of coordinating crochet doilies, but the package comes with 6, and I needed 12.  So, I cut the doily into quarters.  That way I only used 3.  Now, I still have 3 for other projects.  I added a bow made of Pool Party seam binding.
I added a hand-written message to the inside of each card.  I hope they like them, and thank you for stopping by!  I hope you like them, too!

Happy Crafting!  hugs, Sharon W.

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