It is "anything goes" time over at The Digi Doodle Shop and the timing is perfect for me. I needed some unique gift card holders. I wanted something a little bit special. I always feel like I cheated when I give someone a gift card because I didn't put personal selection and thought into it. BUT I have teenagers for Grandchildren and that is what they like. So I decided to make them special little wrappings to personalize them. I headed off to the Digi Doodle Shop and shopped for something cute for the boxes. I narrowed my selection down to two and couldn't make up my mind which I liked the best so I bought both! :)
They were so much fun to make. I made the boxes out of card stock. I decided what size I wanted the finished product to be and added 1 1/2 " extra to the length and width. I scored all the edges at 3/4" and made a cut at each corner to create flaps. The I folded them, glued them and they were ready to decorate. The penguin was decorated with some white paper run through the Cuttlebug using a brick embossing folder. I cut it into assorted waves to build the snow bank. I punched a few snowflakes and glued them on. Then I dotted the sky with Lace Stickles for twinkling stars. I glued lace around the edge of the box making a pretty ruffle on the box. The penguin's hat is made with white Flower Soft. I colored my cute little penguin with my Copics, cut him out and popped him right in the middle of the box. I glittered the highlights of the ornament and was all done! I think I now have a favorite and this little guy is it.
The Candy Cane box was made with the Christmas Heart digi. I colored it with my Copics, cut it out and popped it on top of the box. It is matted on a large scalloped circle in white and glued to the DP is a glittery piece from My Mind's Eye. To accent it I added a embossed white stocking attached with a silver brad and MS Snowflake. I put a JOY sticker on the center scalloped circle that comes with the stamp. Finished it off by glued some bright green satin polka dot ribbon along the side for effect.
Well that's it for me this week. Now it is your turn to hop over to The Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenges here and see what the rest of the design team has come up with to inspire you.. I already took a peek and it is pretty awesome, I must say. Every week I get new ideas from these ladies that I can't wait to try on my own cards. While you are there, enter one of your own designs. You may get lucky and win the $10.00 shopping trip to the shop.
Only 3 more days until the Big Ole' guy comes down the chimney and fills my house with lots of joy, eats my cookies and then heads out for your house. I simply cannot wait to share these special times with my family. Here's hoping you too will have a wonderful blessed Christmas too. Enjoy your family and friends, presents, and yummy food this Christmas but don't forget that "Jesus Is The Real Reason For The Season".
Thanks for all your visits this past year and oh so kind, comments. I have enjoyed this blogging year and all the new friends I have met, more than you know. Take Care, Stay Safe and I'll be back in 2012!
Blessings from my home to yours, Linda