Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Cards with a difference!

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly, and this week, it's "cards with a difference"! When is a card not a card? When it's a ......   do one that could double up as a gift ie stationery holder, wallet, bag card, etc.  We're being sponsored this week by none other than The Ribbon Girl!!   I looked around the internet and found a really cool card that hides a chipboard gift card inside that was made by Scrappydesigns! I LOVED hers, so decided to give one a whirl. It was actually quite easy to make. I didn't even have to have a practice run, which is almost never heard of in my little world of crafting. LOL!  Here's a link to the video on how to make it. And here's what I came up with.




I used one of the adorable images from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Magnolia collection which is available at Magnolia-licious! The BEST place to buy your Magnolia stamps and dies! And have you heard that Diana is also now carrying Memory Box dies??? They're up for preorder right now so RUSH over to place your order! I colored #3055 Something For You Tilda with Copic markers and then popped her up on a frame cut with Nestabilities. I also used the lucious Sweet Christmas Dreams Paper Pack from Magnolia-licious! 

She's stamped onto Cryogen White and then colored with Copic markers,  Skin: E13, 11, 01, 00; clothes: R22, 24, 27, 59; T grays on the fur trim and E20's on her hair.  I just am really in love with this new Sweet Dreams Collection!!  The flowers and corners are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I used a Velcro closure on the card, and when you open it up, there's a chipboard gift card holder inside. This was so much fun and easy to make! I couldn't find a tree to match the one in the video and every other tree I tried wasn't wide enough at the bottom to hold the gift card very well. So I took my Gypsy, and stacked three triangles and joined them together. Easy peasy!! Cut them out of chipboard and then used some Basic Grey scrap paper I had sitting here. I used a sentiment and snowman from a set of Recollections stamps from Michaels.


I just put a hole in the top of the chipboard pieces using my Crop-a-dile and then set a couple of eyelets in the holes for strength.  The card slips right into the cut out green pocket you can see there. The pocket is held securely in place with 1/4" Scor Tape! There's no other choice of adhesives when you want to make sure it's not going to come apart!!  So that's it for me today! Please be sure and hop over to Papertake Weekly to see the gorgeous creations by my oh-so-talented teamies! And then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

30 comments :

Sheri said...

How sweet. Love all of the sparkle! You put a ton of work into this one and it sure shows. Great job!

Christina C. said...

Ohhhhh, how lovely! Sharon, this is a gorgeous creation.....stunning papers, a super cute Tilda and I adore the surprise on the inside of the card.....very inspirational work!

Donna said...

Beautiful card both inside and out! Love that Tilda image!

Deeanna said...

Sharon, What a beautiful card..So Christmasy..TFS Dee

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so precious, Sharon! Love the card and the Gift card holder is adorable. Is the Santa Magnolia too? He's sooo cute! xxD

Joey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sharon, a great idea with the tags too. Joey x

Creations by Shirl said...

Sharon nails it again! So inspiring my friend.... I just love this card - everything is too perfect and love the tag idea....
Have a great day.....
hugs to you~

Ellen said...

I like this card! Lovely paper.
The inside of the card is great.

groetjes, Ellen

Teri Berrios said...

Oh Ladybug....this is ADORABLE!! Both the inside and outside are FABULOUS!! Hugs, T

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Sharon. Beautifully embellished and something different!
Clairexx

Angie said...

Fab Gift card Sharon love the colours and the fab Tilda this is one of my faves.
Hugs Angie x

Marilyn said...

Fab-U-Lous!! I like this little gal so much and I adore how you've finished the card inside as well. That is 'wow' paper!

Katina said...

Brilliant and so pretty! xx

Candy said...

Sharon,
I can't get over your beautiful colouring!
Love the special card and the gift holder :o)
Hugs, Candy

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh just fabulous Sharon! Love the sparkle on the image, it's gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Good Golly Miss Molly and Oh My Gosh and Tickle Pink! You have outdone yourself with this card and I am certainly going to check out her video. Sharon this is fantastic and Tilda is so sparkly and pretty. Love the textured paper behind her tool This truly is a very special card!!!!
Sandy

Cami said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the hidden GC under the tree...the best Christmas surprise! Lovely papers, embellies and coloring (as always!).
Have a wonderful week, Sharon!
Hugs, Cami

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, this is amazing, what a super gift to receive ! Love it !

Hugs,

Jo x

Cherri said...

As always you've done a spectacular job! You're such an inspiration to me. Thank you.

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sharon :-) the Tilda image you used is just perfect ,, hiding a pressie behind her :-) The inside is fabulous ,, LOVE it :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Monique said...

That is beautifull Sharon.

Hugs Monique

Regina Easter said...

he he, this is so cute....love that tilda coloring...hugs

Lillian said...

Super creation, Sharon - wonderful coloring - wow, Tilda just seems to pop right out - and the background paper is so sweet with the whole layout. Darling project, as all yours are !!

Stressed Stamper said...

Fab - love it - love the shimmer all over Tilda - but wow do I love santa - really like him - Fab card there
Need to email you this weekend - so look out for it
Sarah x

Linda said...

Wow absolutely magical!!!!! Love this creation and what a stunning creation!!!! Wow you are such a talented lady and so many gorgeous creations on this blog too!!!!! Wow!!!!!

PeggyLovesVintage said...

How cute! I love the BP and the triangle tree is a great idea! You've created a gorgeous gift card holder sis! Love it!

Patti Jo said...

Sooooo cute! Don't you just love these new papers?!!! Gorgeous coloring and terrific gift card Sharon!

Fluffles said...

Wow, your colouring is so good, brilliant gift card, Jx

DeeDee said...

So BEAUTIFUL! What a great idea too! Lovin' those papers you used, so Christmas-y! :)