This one was created using the easel card base and the Cricut cartridge "A Quilted Christmas". I have this cartridge and did not realize that there are some beautiful cards at the back of the book. I am so glad to know that. I love this card because Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
This was also a top flap card, she used a patterned paper frame and cut slots across the top and ran glittered ribbon through it,then attached that to the white card base.. She used lots of different textures on this one card. She used blue textured solid paper, then green patterned paper with scalloped edges, then printed her sentiment from the computer and framed it in solid purple and rounded the corners. Then she centered the 3-D penguin on the green patterned paper and glued a piece of textured ribbon across the bottom and added some a string of Christmas lights and large rhinestones as finishing embellishments. Very creative and fun!
Card with Gift Card Holder
Start by creating your card base. (Red) Cut your choice of colors for the card at 9”X 6 ¼” and then score at 4 ½” and set aside.
Now cut a frame from a solid color (Green) at 4 X 5 3/8”
Cut another frame from solid color (Red) at 3 3/8” X 5 ½”
Then cut a patterned frame 5 ¼”X 3“.
Layer them on each other in order of size large to small.
Now take a solid paper and cut 12X5
Score at 4”, 6”, and 8” and fold accordion style. It will look like a letter W if you stand it on its side.
Choose a pattern, I got mine from cutting a tag from a Cricut Cartridge "Bridal Shower" page 12 top left corner. <Gift Tag>, lay it over the paper you just folded but let it hang over the folded side ¾” and draw pattern on it. Cut it to make the shape for the gift card holder.
Glue a strip from top to bottom and fold so the two smaller sections between the scores will be attached to each other.
Take a gift card and measure for the card opening. Use a punch or cut by hand between the two marks and you will have a place to fit the gift card.
I used Martha Stewart punch and a strip of paper 1 ½” X 3” to decorate the card holder and trimmed it to fit.
I took a punch that would allow me to weave the ribbon in and out and cut red ribbon the size to fit around the card holder leaving enough to tie a bow. Then you can attach the gift card holder to the card base.
Next for finish it off you can cut a white frame 4 X 5 3/8 and attach to inside of card to write your message.
We had a sweet lady join us for the first time and she was not aware of what we were doing, so she was not able to bring a card. But, we were able to bless her with each project we created. It was so much fun. I am so proud of all the ladies for giving of there time to give to someone else. I am looking forward to our next "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House together.
If you did not sign up at the last event for our new event in August, please email me if you would like a spot. I have only a couple left.