Monday, October 26, 2009

Blog Candy Alert & Fun Holiday card with a surprise in the Center


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Last Monday I shared the adorable Crafty Secrets "Snow Bunnies" stamp set from ABC Toys & Crafts, so this week I wanted to touch on versatility. I used two different sentiments that are included in this stamp set to create the little "gift tags" on my "Christmas Packages". I also heat embossed the sentiments in black to really give them that umph! Basically this same concept could be used with "Birthday Packages" also. Wouldn't that be fun? Obviously the patterned paper would change and the outside tag could simply read "Happy Birthday" (yes I am literally thinking this up as I type, hmmmmm wonder what my project of the evening is going to be?) Notice how I have double scored the spine of my card??? Wanna see why?
The above photo shows just a scrap piece of patterned paper that I embossed then embellished.

INSIDE
The packages on the inside of my card were scraps that I ran through the Cuttlebug using Scalloped Nestabilities. The Square or Rectangle Nestabilities would be perfect.
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...........Supplies I used..............
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Snow Bunnies)
Ink: VersaMark embossing ink,
Cardstock: Stampin Up (night of navy), Gina K (pure luxury 120 lb)
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Tools: Spellbinders (rectangle scalloped Nestabilities), Provo Craft (Cuttlebug, ornaments embossing folder)
Misc: Stampin Up (vanilla ribbon, black embossing powder) random buttons, Martha Stewart (adhesive ribbon), hemp

17 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! This is just so fabby! Love the papers and your creative idea with the prezzies!! ;) TFS! HUGS

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Justine this is very pretty!!! I love the presents and the paper you used for the present on the front of your card!!! Beautiful job hun!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Karolyn Loncon said...

Cute, cute, Justine! Love how you made those packages. Very clever - and wow - had no idea that set had so much to offer!!

Mina said...

I love this...stunning but such a beautifully simple layout...it works so well...gorgeous...now off to check out the candy
Mina xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Clever and so pretty.

Maria Matter said...

Hi Justine!
I really like this idea!!!!
It turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!
Blessings, Maria

Donna said...

Absolutely fantastic Justine, brilliantly done and such a clever design :) Donna x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Justine!! Love the creativity of this card!! The dp you used and all the gifts are perfect!! beautiful!!

Danni said...

Oh how creative! Awesome!

Beate said...

Wonderful card, Justine!
Hugs and smiles

NinaB said...

What an elegant card, Justine! I hope you're keeping warm where you are. It's getting chilly here fast. :-0.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

just beautiful Justine love it!!!

Golden said...

Like it Like it! This is wonderful. Love the colors also, that blue is so pretty.
Have a good one.

Erin Smetak said...

Wow, what a cool card!!! You know I'm a huge fan of versatility!!! Awesome job, girl!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Totally awesome! What a very cool design.

Helen F. said...

Super great idea with the scrap paper gift packages~LOVE it, Justine!

Golden said...

Where's my friend? I hope your OK!