I finished these gift card holders at the last minute yesterday morning for our family Christmas gift exchange. No, you didn't miss Christmas, we just did it a little early this year. I borrowed Susan's Sports Mania cart for the golfer and golf tee. I am always surprised by the huge number of choices on each Cricut cartridge. I cut a golf ball too, but couldn't figure out how to fit it on the card - I'll save it for later. I also used some Basic Grey papers I have been hoarding for a while. I love their papers, buy them then have a hard time using them, because I love them so much.
I used dark blue paper that I ran through the Cuttlebug using a Fiskars embossing plate. Not the most exciting creation, but it worked. The brads are from Making Memories. I've had them around a long time & asked Robert to give them back to me so I could use them again. He's a teenager, he thought I was just being weird.
I used the "When it's Cold Outside" cart to make Mom's holder. I cut the snowflakes out of a single piece of white cardstock to use as a template to sprinkle powdered sugar over a pumpkin roll I baked for Thanksgiving. The top snowflake was from another project.
If you get a chance to really look at "When it's Cold Outside", you can see how really clever the snowflakes are. These were simple, but the majority have hidden items that make up the snowflake.
For Jessica's holder, I used a cut from the "Christmas Cheer"cart. I saw this tag idea in PaperCrafts Magazine and really liked the idea of Santa's jacket on a hanger. I used Snow Writer for the white areas on the jacket. It was a little different than I had expected, kind of sandy, almost like grout rather than fluffy snow. It still turned out OK though.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by.
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