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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.
 
Challenge...
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 requirements...no 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. : )
Materials:
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 message...my 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,
Georgiana

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous set love the design. Caroline xxx

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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

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  9. 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!!

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  10. 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!!
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  11. 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 :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. 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!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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!
    (:(:SMiles:):)

    Robin

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

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  16. Super cards

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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

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