Monday, December 17, 2012

Matching Gift Card Set

Good Morning Crafty Friends,
Today begins a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and I have this wonderful set to share that I made for my husband's sister and nieces. Since we do not celebrate the holidays with them, we usually get them a gift card which is nice and easy to mail. Instead of mailing the gift card in the envelop the store provides, I thought it would be more festive to create a holder.
It's a Wonderful Time of Year
Here is my Exploring Cricut project...
The card is for my sister-in-law. I used The Sweet Stop sketch (shown below). The gift cards will fit nicely inside. That was one of my husband's boxes to mail!
I used the teabag cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2. I cut each holder at 4 1/4". This was the first time I used this cartridge (I even had to open cut open the shellcase.).
There sure are a lot of neat boxes on this cartridge. My daughter wants me to make her a milkbox. She is spending a couple days with the grandparents, so I am going to surprise her by having one ready when she gets back. : )
Recollections Holiday Day Wishes paper (love the colors!)
brown, cream, and green card stock
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ tag (p. 69) cut at 3 1/4" - 3 3/4" and 2" - 2 1/2"
Simple Charmed Cricut cartridge ~ ornament (p. 62) cut at 2"
Tags, Bags...2 Cricut cartridge ~ tea bags (p. 30) cut at 4 1/4"
All Mixed Up Cricut cartridge ~ To (p. 130) cut at 1/2"
red and brown ribbons
red and green gems
Cheers stamp
Barn Door red Distress ink by Tim Holtz
Other Challenges:
Be sure to stop by Exploring Cricut today to see all the other projects. I hope you have the opportunity to join us for this challenge before the new year. There is a fabulous prize available too!
One final e-mail service provider has been unavailable since Friday (I know! I am going thru withdrawal not being able to check!). If you have sent a message to me and I have not responded, please be patient! I am trying to be! All e-mails will be forwarded once Cox has fixed the problem, but at this time it could be a few more days. UUUGH!
Happy Holidays,


  1. What a pretty gift set and I must agree with your Hubby with the no boxes to mail. The postal rates are so high especially here in Canada! I know the lucky couple with be trilled with your wonderful Holiday project. TFS! and Happy Holidays to you two!

  2. Beautiful projects Georgiana!! They will be greatly appreciated I am sure :)
    TFS and have a GREAT Monday!

  3. these are so cute! I don't blame your husband for not wanting to send boxes!

  4. So cute! How can you be without e-mail? lol! Hope everything gets fixed soon!

  5. Adorable card and matching tag set! Great job! Hope your email issues are resolved soon!

  6. These are so cute! Good luck fixing your email:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  7. These are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  8. These are super, Georgiana! I love the colour tones on your paper.

    Poor you with the email down. I can't imagine! I hope it is restored quickly.

    Merry Christmas!!

  9. Super cute projects Georgiana!! I really love all the patterned papers you used, great color choices!! I have missed out on so many of your wonderful crafty projects :0( I am a bit behind on visiting blogs lately, but I'm so happy I finally got a chance to stop by :0)
    Happy Holidays!!

  10. These are gorgeous, Georgiana!! I love the papers you used!! Good luck with your email problems...I have them too but mine are from being gone a few days, nothing technical :) Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Your cards are beautiful, Georgiana! Love your takes on the fun sketch! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! Happy Holidays to you!


  12. Very pretty cards with tags. Especially love the ornament one. Great papers too. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

  13. Love these! I have the TBBM, I think I need to get that one out and use it a little more:)
    Have a Merry Christmas!


  14. Love gift cards and love wrapping them in pretty wrapping like yours. very fun.

  15. Super cards

    DIANA L.

  16. What a great set! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!


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