I had a lot of fun making this Christmas gift card. I wanted to show that you don’t have to have much on hand to make a super cool card. Most of this card was just plain cardstock, but with a bit of embossing, coloring (thanks Xyla), and a smidgeon of wrapping paper, it turned out well IMHO.
I did have to make some lemonade out of one blooper - I had initially hand printed a sentiment inside the card, from one I found in another Christmas card --- which would have been perfect for a gift card --- then I discovered that I misspelled one of the words, sigh. For future reference the phase was going to be:
Hope it glitters, Hope it sparkles, Hope its beautiful!
I made the card based upon the size of the elf my niece made for me (its so cute, don’t you think!). The card is 4”x6”
Elements of the card:
- Christmas Elf, drawn and colored by my niece Xyla… for more of her artrwork, see her site at http://randomeries.deviantart.com/
- Cuttlebug “Twill Stripe” embossing folder
- Christmas wrap, scrap green cardstock, and a salvaged sentiment from the inside of an old Christmas card.
- Gift card slider constructed from plain cardstock (see picture below). Sorry, no dimensions, I put it together using scrap paper and a credit card for sizing. Decorated it with Christmas wrap, and taped it to the inside of the card. The card holder has a built in paper bow that I colored with metallic and plain markers.
I hope you have fun making some cards for the season. I don’t really like giving money for gifts, but sometimes it makes more sense to send a gift like that through the mail, vs spending so much on postage by sending a parcel. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to make two gift cards….. now, who to send them too!
Remember to visit the Card a Day Blog for more ideas too!