It was difficult for me to think of Christmas when the temp was topping out at around 100 the last few days. So I started to think about what I would need for my family and get a head start on those things. The first thing I needed to work on was some gift card holders. I think gift cards are the greatest things for those 'hard-to-shop-for' people on your list.
Here is project # 1 - a pop up gift card holder
|Excuse the insurance card :) It was the only thing I had available!|
The base of the gift card holder is cut from green cardstock using the cricut Artiste cartridge. Have I told you how much I LOVE this cartridge!!! This gc holder is found on page 55, the card feature on the G key. I sized it at 5 x 10.861 in CCR. Then I went over to my other favorite, Elegant Edges and found an image that matched for a mat. The plaid mat was cut using button 19, Oblong - Shift feature called Swirl2. This was sized 4.764 x 3.486. The teddy bear elf is cut from Teddy Bear Parade. I cut the bear at 2.75 inches and the elf costume is under button 49, also sized at 2.75. I cut another strip of green cardstock 1 1/4" and trimmed it to fit the front of the card and wrapped it with red and white bakers twine. The stamp I used is from a Scrappy Moms set called Christmas Cheer.
I hope you enjoyed todays project!! Join me tomorrow for Christmas in July, Day 2!
I'm linking this project to the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge.