Gift Card Holder

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holiday's everyone,

I hope you all are ready for the holidays.  I am, my mother and brother came in today from North Carolina  and I have some more family coming in tomorrow.  I have all the trees decorated, the lights outside and the house smelling so good.  It is certainly the best time of the year.  To celebrate the birth of Jesus!!!!  

I am here with a2z Scrapbooking again with the Watercolor challenge.  I decided to do, probably, my last holiday card for this year.  I really needed a couple of gift card holders and found a design in the Silhouette store.  It was just perfect because I have three Starbuck cards I am giving as gifts.  I used two of my favorite stamp sets the Hero Arts Brush Strokes and Hero Arts Celebrate Everything.  The Celebrate Everything set is an older set, but a
goodie. A2Z brought it back again this year. This set is very versitle, it has a lot of different sentiments. Head over to the store and check it out. If you would like these sets, you can get 15% off, just use Donna15 when you check out.

Here is my card for the challenge:
These are the cards I made.  I sat them in the tree to show you.  The bottom two have a sentiment card with this cute heart to make this card.  

This is a closer look of the card inside the gift card holder on the right.  The first one is with the sentiment sticking out.


Closer look of the sentiment. 

ok, it's your turn, hop on over to a2zScrapbooking blog and link your card in the challenge.   You have a few more days to enter.  The link is on the right side bar of the page. I can't wait to see what you design. 

If you are on social media, #a2zScrapbooking or @a2zScrapbooking is on Instagram or Twitter so come follow us!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you take some time and play along with this challenge at a2z Scrapbooking blog.




Supplies used:
Hero Arts Celebrate Everything
Hero Arts Brush Stroke
Hero Arts snow Layering paper
Hero Arts black layering paper
Hero Arts Grenadine Layering Paper
Silhouette Mat
Silhouette blade

Have a Nice Trip - Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Challenge 22

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Challenge 22! Many of us travel around the holidays, so let's celebrate our adventures! Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation or travel themed. Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemera? Do you have a box of transportation stamps? Do you have a stash of camping themed papers? Or piles of Disney embellishments? Show them off! Create a vacation or travel themed project for us!

Our sponsor this month is Spellbinders!

Spellbinders:http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Home.aspx
Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before - or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company's latest offering for paper crafters, jewelry artists, mixed media creators and more . In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing. Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind; beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.



Here is my layout that I created for this challenge. I have been hoarding this paper and I love going to New York, so I created this.


Are you ready to play! One lucky winner will win all of these Spellbinder dies. So find some of those old pictures you have been wanting to scrap.


Hop on over to our talented design teams blogs to see what they have created. Please leave them a comment on how much you love their designs. Be sure to stop by and say farewell to Jan Marie Ennenga and Karen Zueger, they will be leaving the design team. I'm sure they would love to hear from you.

Hello Sunshine - a2z Scrapbooking December Challenge

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

I hope you all did not get to wet this weekend from all the rain.  How many of you are ready for Christmas?  I'm not, I have gotten a few gifts, but still need to buy a few more.  I also have to finish decorating the house.  We all have less than three weeks before Christmas.  

This months challenge with a2zScrapbooking is Watercolor!  Doesn't that sound like fun.  I was wishing for sunshine this weekend, so I made a card with a flower.  I'm not rushing life ahead of us, but whew I wish the sun would just shine for a few hours.  It seems like forever, since the sun has been out.  The flower is from the Hello Sunshine Daisy set.  This set is very nice because it has four sentiments in the set and four different flowers with so many different ways to use them. This set is a must have!  For this card, I first used a few inks and rubbed them on my craft sheet, then I sprayed the mat with water and rubbed my watercolor paper on the mat.  Love how my background came out.  For the flower I dabbed the ink on the stamp, stamped off and added a little water and stamped on the paper I watercolored.  If you would like this set, you can get 15% off, just use Donna15 when you check out.  



ok, it's your turn, hop on over to a2zScrapbooking blog and link your card in the challenge. The link is on the right side bar of the page.  I can't wait to see what you design.  


Don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use this discount code, Donna15 to get 15% off. There are some great Hero Arts products! So please take some time and stop by there. If you are on social media, #a2zScrapbooking or @a2zScrapbooking is on Instagram or Twitter so come follow us!


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you take some time and play along with this challenge at a2z Scrapbooking blog.


Supplies used:


Craft Hoaders Anonymous Challenge #21 Celebrate the Season

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello Bloggers, 

Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Challenge 21!  Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of  "retired" holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us!

Our sponsor this month is Spellbinders! 

Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before - or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company's latest offering for paper crafters, jewelry artists, mixed media creators and more . In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing. Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind; beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.


Here is what I created with my spellbinder dies.



Are you ready to play!  One lucky winner will win all of these Spellbinder dies.  So get ready and pull out that old Christmas paper you have been hoarding and your Spellbinders and start creating.



Hop on over to our talented design teams blogs to see what they have created.  Please leave them a comment on how much you love their designs.  I love reading what my followers have to say and I know they will too.

Mema's Craft December Challenge - Anything Goes - "Holidays" "Christmas" or "Winter"

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to the December challenge from Mema's Crafts.  This months challenge is "anything goes", Holidays, Christmas or Winter and our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Stamps and Stitchy Bear.  

Here are my design for this months challenge. My first card is a digi stamp from Stitchy Bear.  I colored this snowman with prisamcolor pencils.  I highlighted the white part of the snowman's hat and the little girls hat with "Wink of Stella" clear pin.  

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My second stamp is a digi stamp from Bugaboo stamps.  I thought I would make a gift for the holiday.  This is a slider with hot cocoa inside.  I colored this image also with prismacolor pencils and added some "Wink of Stella" clear on the hat.  Here are the measurements if you want to make some:

Base Cardstock - 73/4 x 51/2
Designer Paper - 73/4 x 41/2
Score at 35/8 and 1/2

Make the ribbon as long as you would like, punch a hole and wrap the ribbon around.  


Thanks again for stopping by, please take the time to join the fun over at Mema's Crafts.  I cannot wait to see what you create.  

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs