Monday, March 2, 2015

Pretty Heart, gift card holder

Howdy!  Welcome!  I just can't get enough of this Polka Dot Party pattern paper, from American Crafts.  It is just so pretty and very easy to work with!  I didn't want to keep cutting my large left over pieces, so I have made a few gift card holders out of the little scraps {smile}  I guess I am really embracing this 'use what you have' mantra I have been chanting {smile}.
To help with some direction/inspiration, I headed over to a 'new to me' challenge blog:  Cupcake Inspiration.  Now, for those who know me, I imagine you aren't surprised that I have stumbled upon this challenge site.  And you are probably more surprised that I haven't found it earlier {smile}.  And if you don't know me, I love cupcakes.  So much so, that I have considered owning/operating my own cupcake food truck {smile}.
Ok, back to the task at hand.  The Cupcake Inspiration challenge site, is celebrating their 300th challenge!  How fabulous is that?  And their challenge is:  Sparkle!

Sparkle!  I can do sparkle!  Rhinestones and sequins sparkle!  
and I love the color of the frosting! a nice aqua blue!
here is what I made:

sparkle: rhinestones

and another gift card holder:

sparkle: sequins
inside the gift card holder, the sentiment is heat embossed:

Recipe:  The solid card stocks are Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana, from Stampin' Up! The pattern papers are from the Polka Dot Party collection, by American Crafts.
The sentiments on the front of the card holders are stamped in grey classic ink, onto whisper white card stock.  The stamp set is retired, Water Color Trio.  I also used a retired die to cut the decorative labels.  All of which are from Stampin' Up!  These decorative labels have been adhered to the front of the gift card holders with foam tape.
The sentiment inside the gift card holders is from CTMH.  I actually received this stamp as a 'thank you' gift from my CTMH consultant. {smile}  I stamped the sentiment in versa mark ink, added silver embossing powder, and heat embossed.  I think the raised lettering adds some pizzazz and sparkle.
I used my small pattern paper scrap pieces to decorate these two gift card holders.  I am saving my larger scraps for a card-box combo.  I should be able to finish this project tomorrow or so.  Don't fret, I will post some photos here {smile}.
I added some crinkled seam binding, that I tied into multi-loop bows.  The bows are attached to the front of the holders with brads: rhinestone and pearl. 
Thank you for looking!  I hope you get a chance to play along with these talented ladies over @ Cupcake Inspirations.  Help them celebrate their 300th challenge and create something that sparkles!


Nance said...

Fantastic gift card holders! Love the colors! Glad you stumbled upon us ---Thanks for playing in our 300th Challenge too at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you play again soon!

Nina Dee said...

Wow! I love what you've done with our inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration!

Wendi@H2OBungalow said...

Your note cards are absolutely darling! I love the mixed media, shape and colors! Great job!!

Indy's Designs said...

What beautiful projects! Love the colors! Thank you so much for joining us for our 300th challenge!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!