Monday, November 30, 2015

Canvas Corp gift card holder

Hello !

Last day of November ! Where the time did go ? In 3 weeks, school ends, so be ready for some teachers' gifts...
If your choice will be a gift card, I've got plenty of choice for you !
What about a vintage look for your card ? The colors of the Canvas Corp papers and a touch of distress ink did the trick...

Materials :
- Jolly Christmas saying paper (Canvas Corp)
- Red and green mini chevron paper (Canvas Corp)
- Red and green pin dots on white paper (Canvas Corp)
- Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)

It's all about cutting and folding, nothing fancy, but I like this vintage look. I hope you like it too.

Don't forget to follow and comment to enter the giveaway...
Will I see you tomorrow ?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cricut Box card holder

With all these card holders to make, I will sure use my Cricut more than once ! 
I did for this one, choosing a box design and a sentiment from the Wild Card cartridge :

You did believe I use all my old stash of Christmas papers, with 30 cards and then 30 tags last year ? You're so wrong ! I still have a Recollections Christmas pad with few unused sheets... Ok, let's be honest, I have few pads left... Anyway, a sheet is enough to make the box, the sentiment, the blackout and the card holder (if you use the other side of the paper).

The box is cut at 5.5" and the sentiment at 1.25" (real dial size).

I wish you an happy Sunday, and hope to see you tomorrow...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

DCWV Black and gold gift card holder

Hello everyone !

Now that Thanksgiving is over, are you ready to get in the Christmas spirit ? I'm into it since Wednesday ! Today is day 4 of my 30  gift card holder !

For this one, I use the envelope stack by DCWV. Inside, you will find paper AND template to create different kind of envelope. The one I choose is perfect to slip a gift card inside. After cutting the template and the paper, you will just have to glue two side and your envelope is ready.

To decorate it, I just wrap a ribbon around it, with a small tag from the Candy Cane Lane stack (DCWV) and a cute Santa charm (Blue Moon Beads). I add a sentiment cut with my Cricut Expression (Wild Card cartridge).

For those who just discovered my blog, I have a giveaway on the 12/9 for those who follow my blog and left a comment on the card holders posts (everyday until Christmas). You could win a DCWV banners stack. The more you comment, the more entry you got.

See you tomorrow for another project !

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas blue pillow box

OK, this one will be a quick and easy gift card holder (we all have Black Friday sales to attempt), and it will be perfect for a last minute gift !
This pillow box came from the Winter favor boxes stack by DCWV. You will find in this stack a lot of different boxes, with papers and die-cuts ready for you to use. 
You just have to cut the template of the box, choose your paper and embellishments, and your box will be made in a snap !

I just cut a rectangle in the same paper (grey on the back) to hold the card.

If you like it, please left a comment, it will give you a chance to win a prize. If you don't, left a comment for the same reason... But please be a follower to validate your entry.

See you tomorrow !

Poinsettia gift card holder

Happy Thanksgiving !

I hope you have a great day with your family or friends. I will not tke a lot of your time today, just a quick and easy gift card holder made with one sheet of two-sided paper (K&Company), Prima Marketing flowers, a K&Company brads and some glitter alphas :

You need to cut a 5,5"x12 rectangle for the base and score it at 4" and 8" in the length. Cut a triangle in the last right section (upper corner). Cut two 3,5"x4,5" rectangle and adhere them in the front and back of the first section. Fold and adhere the left side and the bottom of the last section on the middle one.

Decorate the front with flowers and alphas. The inside rectangle panel is for you to put a sentiment or a note.

See ? Already done. Quick and easy I said...
Done with day 2 of my 30 gift card holders. Don't forget to follow my blog and to left a comment to enter the drawing of my first giveaway before the 15th of December !

See you tomorrow then...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

30 gift card holders before Christmas giveaway !

It's this time of the year again !
Two years ago, you saw my 30 cards, last year my 30 tags, and this year it will be 30 gift card holders ! I choose the gift card holder, because, obviously, we all need them during the holidays...

I think I'm crazy, and I don't know if I can do this marathon, but I will try anyway !

So each day, starting today until the 24th of December, I will reveal a gift card holder I made.
I will also have two giveaways, on the 9th and on the 25th of December. All you'll have to do to participate is being a follower of my blog and left a comment on one (or more, don't be shy...) gift card holder. Each follower's comment (one per post) will count as an entry for the drawings.

Let's start with the first of my gift card holder !

It's in fact a box in shape of a Christmas tree. You can open the box at the bottom of the tree, and a gift card fit perfectly inside.

I used my Cricut Expression with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cartridge to create it. I cut the shape "tree" with the feature "window" (p.127 of the handbook) at size 7". The trick is to set the mat at 12x24 even if you have only a 12x12, but place the blade at the very top of your paper.
I cut a red triangle to fit behind the window, using foam adhesive to adhere it. The papers are from the Christmas Creations stack and Merry Meories stack by DCWV. I add a white pompom ribbon and a word sticker by Jillibean Soup to acheve it.

I hope to see you tomorrow (and the day after, and the day after,...) for the next gift card holder.
Don't forget to let a comment (and follow my blog), if you want a chance to win this fantastic Banners stack by DCWV on the 15th of December !

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Stenciled paper lantern

Hello !

Life is taking over sadness and fear here in France, and I have to prepare for my 30 days of... before Christmas. You will discover what the 30 things are next week on Wednesday, but I can already say there will be prizes... 

To wait until then, I will share with you my new project, a paper lantern !

 I do not have a tutorial for this project, because it's super easy to create. All you have to do is take a sheet from a 16x20 stack (DCWV), your cutter, a score tool and a 12x12 stencil (I used a Prima Marketing one).
First you need to cut your paper into a 19,5"x16" rectangle, and to score your paper at 1/2", 5 1/4", 10", and 14 3/4" in the length. Score at 13 1/2" in the width. Here is a drawing of what you will have to cut and score :

With a pencil, draw a rectangle in each section (4,75x13,5) with a 1/2" border. Using your stencil, draw the pattern inside these rectangle. Cut out the pattern within the rectangle limits. 
Once the cutting is done, fold your lantern along the dotted lines, and adhere the 1/2" side with Scor-Tape to the other side. You can now adhere the bottom. I added a ribbon on the top and bottom, and use a small LED garland to light the lantern. Et voila !

You can use the design you like and make the kind of lantern with any size of paper you want to. Just remember, the more detailed the stencil is, the more time you will to spend to cut... (I know...I choose a very detailed one...).

Give it a try, it's fun and easy !