Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Floral & Gold Holiday Gift Card Holders

Howdy! and welcome.  Just a quick post, to share what I have been crafting.  I'm working on quite a few items for my upcoming Holiday Arts & Craft Fairs.  {smile}
I don't know about you, but when I see green and red, I instantly think of Christmas.  Maybe it's because of my age.  When I was a child, those were 'holiday' colors.  But, now days, there isn't a color combo that screams Christmas anymore.  {frown}  
When I started crafting for holiday craft fairs, I knew folks were looking for something new, and unique.  And that is when I started making holiday cards and packing in non-holiday colors.  Let me share with you what I have made.
My first gift card holder uses 'Valentine's' paper from G45.  It's about love and romance.  And, yeah, I can work with that.  So, I took the floral pattern paper and the text paper, and mixed them very nicely.

G45 - Mon Amour
I used real red card stock by Stampin' Up! for the base.  I just love the richness of this color, and the weight is just delightful!  The pink card stock matt and tag were made with Amuse Studio pale pink card stock.  I used the red foil paper for the scallop trim.  I used a vintage green seam binding for the multi-loop box.  I added a silver cord bow (Stampin' Up!) and a vintage pink glitter bulb for a decorative piece.  The tag was stamped in Basic Black classic ink, using the holiday jar stamp set by Paper Trey Ink.  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  {smile}  So, I will be making some holiday gift bags, holiday cards, and large gift card holders with these papers.

My next holiday gift card holder uses this 'new' holiday pattern paper from Stampin' Up!.  It's black, white, and gold.  Not traditional holiday colors at all.  But, it looks so elegant together!

SU! Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP
I used basic black card stock by Stampin' Up! for the base.  I love the depth of the black and the weight of the card stock.  I used shimmer white card stock by Stampin' Up! for the matts.  I wanted white, but it looked too flat.  So, that is why I used the shimmer card stock.  I tied a multi-loop bow with some vintage black seam binding.  I tied gold cord into a simple bow, and attached a single gold jingle bell to the bows.  I stamped the sentiment from the Wonderland stamp set in basic black classic ink, onto a gold foil trimmed tag I picked up at a big box craft store several months ago.  (They were used for a different project - birthday party tags).  I will be using this pattern paper for gift bags, large gift card holders, and a few holiday cards.  

Well, thank you for stopping by!  My first craft fair is this Saturday!  Yikes!  It'll be here soon!  Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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