April 21, 2011

JUGS #80, WMSC #43, & Gift Card Holder challenge in the Moxie Fab World


Hi friends!  That's a really long title for a post, doncha think?  I may have tried to put too many eggs into one basket for this card (please excuse the Easter metaphor!).  I had hoped to complete more of the challenges for the 350 Cards & Gifts issue from Paper Crafts, but for now I have one for the Gift Card Holder challenge.  I also used the sketch from the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and the colors from Just Us Girls, which has a twist this week requiring a birthday card.  

I needed to make a birthday card to hold a gift card for my soon-to-be sister-in-law, so these challenges were great inspiration.  





As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought it would be fun to hide a gift card behind the label.  Unfortunately, I had to scale up the label quite a bit to make it work, so it doesn't look much like the sketch anymore, but the idea is there!  I stamped one of the labels from Waltzingmouse's Vintage Labels 18 and added a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers Happy Pansies, a set I won a long time ago that could stand to see more ink!

I die cut a larger Labels 18 from kraft cardstock, then traced the die itself onto black cardstock and cut out a mat.  The kraft label is popped up on foam adhesive just around three edges, so that there is a pocket in the middle for a tag to slide in and out.  You can see that better in the next picture:

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (True Black, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Kraft, white)
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse (Vintage Labels 18), Mark's Finest Papers (Happy Pansies), Papertrey Ink (Fancy Flourishes, Mat Stack 2 Collection)
Ink:  Inkadindadoo (Black), Clearsnap (Seaglass)
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 18 dies), Papertrey Ink (Polka Dots impression plate, Beautiful Blooms, Tag Sale #1, and button dies)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (Melon Berry felt, buttons, and ribbon), Michaels (rhinestones), DMC floss

I used removable glue dots to attach a gift card to the back of the tag, cut with a die from PTI.  Unfortunately the tag is about 1/4 inch too short to cover the entire gift card, but it is the perfect width.  I embellished the tag and card with flowers cut from Melon Berry cardstock and felt from PTI.

If you have questions about any of the other details, just leave me a comment or send me an email!

Hope you have a great day ahead of you!  My hubby's home for a long weekend and my MIL is staying with us for a few days, so I may be able to sneak away to stamp, lucky me!

Thanks for stopping by today!

28 comments:

Kim Singdahlsen said...

The Labels 18, the Waltzingmouse stamps, the sentiment, the colors - all work together absolutely beautifully!

{ kelly jo } said...

LOVE your card. Beautiful colors.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Such a fine card and I'm really loving the hidden tag. Outstanding creation.

Lindsay said...

This is great Christina! Love what you did with the sketch, colors and challenge!

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow, Christina! Those colors are AMAZING! Yum-O! And I love your sweet, felt flowers and die-cut pocket! Great design!

Marisa said...

Love how you've tucked the GC behind the focal image on the card! Brilliant :) Great colour combo and now you are messing with my brain re: that flower die! Had passed on it, opting for just the first one but these flowers are looking way too cute LOL! Have a blessed Easter weekend.

xiumaiyuki said...

This is soooooooo pretty!! Aqua mist looks gorgeous against that black. You are very bad... enabling more and more with these Nestie labels. :o)

Kelly S. said...

What a lovely card! The color scheme is fabulous how you used it here, love the layered frame and the beautiful collection of peachy flowers! Excellent use of this week's sketch, too!

Kathryn B said...

This is just gorgeous Christine! Then I scrolled down and saw your hiding place for the gift card! Very cleverly done girl! I might just have to try this! Great job with this weeks colors! Love IT!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE the color combo, the felty flowers with the button centers and the way you tucked the tag behind the layered labels! Great design!

Cyndie said...

I love this card! It is a really clean graphic image and brilliantly executed!

Karen B. said...

I can't wait to see what you do when you actually have time to stamp. Another amazing project!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh, I just love this card and the idea of putting a gift card behind the nestie is so clever! Love your use of the JUGs colors, too! Thanks for playing along with us!

Jean Martin said...

Christina OMG!!!! I love this beauty!!!! The colors are perfect and your use of the label is just wonderful!!!! I luv luv luv this!!! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

This is outstanding, Christina! The thing that really popped out at me is that gorgeous sentiment, I think I "need" that lol!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty gift card holder Christina. Love the colors, the shapes... the flowers are so pretty. :o)

Elise said...

I see somethin' FAB, all right! This card is positively WINKIN' at me! SUPER, splendid use of color and TALK about function! What an adorable peek-a-boo gift holder, if EVER there was one! YOUR future SIL will be SILLY with joy! Looks to me as though you kicked the ball through the uprights of ALL of these great challenges!!!! As usual, sweet girl - I'm DELIGHTED to have you join JUST US GIRLS for all the fun! Yipeeee!

Andrea M said...

Christina! The minute I laid eyes on this I was FLOORED!!! YEOWZAS!!! Can I tell you how much I LOVE those layered dies!!! It looks brilliant!!! What a fabulous gift card holder - truly GORGEOUS!!! Every little detail...STUN-NING! Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Piali said...

FABULOUS!!!! Love how you used the colors...its a winner for sure!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

beautiful, congrats on your chic of the week shout out.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty! Love the color combo and felt flowers! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Card Holder Challenge in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week in the Moxie Fab World! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

cbuswell said...

stunning, love the colors! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC! : )

The Paper Parade said...

I didn't do this JUGS challenge because I thought I didn't like the color combo in the pic...but WOW! Now I like it after seeing your card! :) And what an inventive idea for the gift card. I'll tell ya...you are an inspiration!

Jen W. said...

Such a cute idea using the Nestie as a pocket! I feel a CASE coming on...

Amy said...

I really really like this color combination. It's not one that I would have reached for except for a challenge. YOU rocked it! Love those labels stamps!

kasia c. said...

WOW!!! again, gorgeous!
You rocked those colours and what an awesome idea to tuck a tag behind the label. Genius, I tell you! You are my creative idol! :D

Hope you get some crafty time in and enjoy time with the family.
Happy Easter.

Jocelyn said...

WOWSERS! This gift card holder is so cool--you are a genius! The colors are beautiful!!

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