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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shopping Willow Gift Card Holder

This has got to me one of my most favorite projects ever!!  I really needed a gift card holder that would be large enough for me to use this adorable Wiff of Joy, Shopping Willow stamp that I've been dying to use.  Every template I had was too small for the image.  After I stopped pouting about not having the Stamping Up Top Note die, I got to looking around at what I do have.  I tried different but similar shapes with my Cricut cartridges, but didn't like the results. So I pulled out my new and never used before Nestibilities Label 8 and played around with it until I came up with this!!  

It holds a gift card PERFECTLY!!

Yesterday was my niece's 18th birthday party.  And it gave the family a chance to get together and see her before she leaves for college in a few weeks.  I really wanted a pretty way to present her gift.  And I was so happy with the way it came out, that when I was finished I had a hard time giving it away.  LOL

I used my favorite paper, (DCWV Linen Closet) and also had my image coming out of the frame again.  (That is such a fun technique.)   And I paper pieced her bags and added a little Shimmerz to the tissue paper too.

I'm thinking about doing a tutorial on how I made this gift card holder.  And may also do a tutorial on the image coming out of the frame technique too.  If that sounds like something you'd be interested in seeing, would you PLEASE leave me a comment. 

I tried to color my Willow to look like my Niece.  :)

Copic's Used:
Hair: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin: E34, E33, E30, RV32
Dress: BG72, BG11, BG10, BG0000
Boots: E43, E42, Y23, E50
Outline/Shadow on bags: C1

Pixie Dust Studio = #32 Gift Card Holder
All That Scraps = Anything but a card
Craftalicious = #4 Birthday
Stampavie = #102 Anything Goes
Whiff Of Joy = #83 and DT Call :)
Paper Romance = #8 Color Challenge (Brown, Teal, White)
Crafty Creations = #77 Happy/Sweet
Creative Inspirations = #39 Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations = #62 Supplies - Markers
Charisma Cards = #29 Anything but square

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamp: Whiff of Joy, Shopping Willow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: DCWV Linen Closet, PTI Cream Cardstock
Ribbon: American Crafts
Accessories: Nestibilities (Labels 8) Shimmerz (Pixie Dust)


Faye said...

I'd like a tutorial! I'd like to be your niece too, then you could make one for me too!! xx

Julie said...

Very pretty! Love the colors you chose. Happy Birthday to your niece!

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful gift card holder Wendy!! I love the colors and you're right, that image is PERFECT! I'm sure your niece loved it! If not, tell her to send it to me lol My nieces 18th bday was on the 23rd...maybe next year I'll make her this lol

And you know I would love a tutorial..don't even have to ask lol

Angelwood said...

Brilliant design and lovely image! I would love to see a tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance this week. hugs, Angela

Nana said...

I'll have 1 tutorial too, please! :)
Gorgeous project and your niece is very beautiful!

Adeline Ng said...

I love your gift holder, such a great idea. Yes, please do a tutorial. And happy birthday to your beautiful niece. And I love your coloring, really brilliant.

Kerri said...

I would LOVE a tutorial, girl! That is the CUTEST gift card holder ever!!! Gorgeous coloring and image, and it matches your beautiful niece perfectly! I would also love to see how you do the out of the box thing. I've seen it before but have never attempted it. Hope you had a great weekend!

Marciava Stovall said...

beautiful job..I love the colors...

jude said...

That is absolutely gorgeous hun i must have ago with my labels 8 die,i have made one with the top note die whihc have but think i prefer the labels!
Thanks for joining us over at creative Inspirations .Good luck hugs judex
P.s if i can help with the die shout!

jude said...

Would love your tutorials
hugs judex

Jennifer Moore said...

Looks gorgeous and it does look like your niece.

Kate said...

I love this gift card holder!! It's especially nice as it's more like a "gift" than just a sleeve or envelope. I'd love a tutorial on how to make it!!
So glad that everything worked out and you found a way to create something so special.

Annika said...

Incredibly elegant and pretty, these are one of my fave papers atm. Great colouring!

Brandie said...

What teenage diva wouldn't love this!! It is wonderful...were is mine lol!!!

Jane said...

This is so gorgoeus and a wonderful design! thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy, hugs, Jane xxx

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! This is awesome!! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Romance!!

Cat said...

What an adorable gift card holder! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Jenni said...

Gorgeous! Love the image and your fabulous colouring. Sweet gift box too. Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge.
Jenni x