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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Date Night...

 A Gift Card Holder with a twist - instead of a Gift Card I am inserting a tag for a  promise for Date Night.  [Guess it's pretty clear who it's for...]

This will be my DT entry for the new "Christmas" Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
The sponsor this go around is The Paper Shelter and they have graciously provided the image I chose to use here in addition to the prize for the challenge.
You can see all the Design Team's inspiration cards HERE along with the challenge details if you would like to play with us!
The Paper Shelter

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources can be found below under “Supplies”.]

The basic card shape is from a SU Die. I learned this fold from Nancy K. in one of her classes.  It is such a cool fold for gift cards!
The image has been printed three times, colored with Copics, sculpted from the back and mounted in layers with foam tape to elevate each layer.  Two holes were punched to accommodate the ribbon.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Sentimental Sunday #186 – Anything X-mas Goes
Top Tip Tues #117 – Christmas
Sweet Stamps #149 -A/G
Sweet Pea Stampers – Christmas/ New Year
Pile it On #48 – P is for... [paper, precious, person, puffy]
Parade Your Crafts #11 Christmas/Winter
LEJ Designs #84 – A/G
Papertake Weekly – Pick of the Year ["Last X-mas Card of the Year"]
Clear it Out – Warm  Fuzzies + stash texture [image and stash ribbon]
OSAAT #194 – A/G
One Sweet Challenge – A Gift in Itself


IMAGES:  The focal image is from The Paper Shelter;   The inside Christmas sentiment is a 1994 release by Annette Allen Watkins; the word "Joy" is from a pre-inked set by Mason-Row "Miniz"
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; CS & DP is from SU
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon is from stash; corners were punched with a "Deco" Corner Rounder.
INKS:  Images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. Fabulous card Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ginny☻

  2. Love the idea! Very nicely colored! Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hope to see you next time! Good luck!

  3. Super cute card hunny LOVE the way you decoupaged the image too! thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday! Happy Christmas, hugs Samantha :0)

  4. This is such a lovely card to give a gift card, but actually Ginny , I particularly like the idea of your promissory gift tag. Your delightful image stands out so beautifully against your red paper and the ribbon is a touch of class. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  5. Fabulous hun - great card - ty for playing along at Crafting from The Heart x

  6. Wonderful gift idea…I love presents like this one. Your card is darling, thanks for sharing with us at this week!

  7. Great image and I love the deep red of the cardstock, so perfect for this time of year. Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  8. Aw, this is so sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time, and good luck!

  9. Lovely coloring!! Such a sweet image and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at and good luck in the challenge!

  10. Fantastic card and I love that wonderful image. Your colouring is brilliant too.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at One Stitch At A Time..... good luck in the draw.
    We love it if you could join us again in our future challenges.
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT

  11. First off 'Merry Christmas'.... Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 84 - Anything Goes.

    What a fantastic idea! I love the twist as it makes it so much more personal.
    The deep red/maroon with the star details is wonderful and the decoupaged image is gorgeous and adds so much depth to the make. I really love this and might have to pinch the idea of the twist.

    This is the last Challenge of the year, as well as the last 'weekly challenge'. As of the 7th January, we will be going to Monthly Challenges and I hope you will join in with plenty more of our challenges in 2014.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  12. Very romantic, lol. Love the cute image and you even toasted the marshmallow!!!

  13. This is a FAB design Ginny! LOVE the image you used & your coloring as well as the idea of the date night me an idea! TFS!!!

  14. Great image and coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT

  15. Adorable card. Beautiful coloring and fussy cutting is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.
    Happy New Year
    susan s

  16. This is such a cute card. I love the 3 dimensional cutting. Thank you for sharing your card at One Sweet Challenge. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia

  17. What an adorable image. Love your layout. Thanks for joining us or this OSAAT challenge. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  18. Hi Ginny

    Just wanted to pop on here to wish you a Happy New Year and to thank you for all your support last year.I hope I will be able to visit you more often and I wanted to say that I appreciate all your comments.
    Big hugs Ali x

  19. Great card!! love the punched holes with the ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge blog, best of luck!

  20. This is so adorable! I love your date night idea. Your coloring is fabulous and the details are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at PYC! Hope to see you next challenge.

    Kim - PYC DT

  21. This is adorable! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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