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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Baby Snow's Gift Certificate...

This is a double sided card... 
Focal image "Baby Snow" was provided by Digital Delights

This first side opens to the actual card and message.
Flipped over you see the envelope attached... 
holding the gift certificate.
This was my DT creation for 613 Ave C's 
I used: image, sentiment, embossing, button, ribbon

This Sunday's challenge will be running from Dec 7 thru Dec 13 and there are prizes from two sponsors - DIGITAL DELIGHTS & FITZTOWN.  There are some delightful projects courtesy of the DT and of course more details on the challenge at 613 Ave C

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

  • Using an SU Envelope Maker - I made two identical envelopes, one in each of the two plaid papers [one green & one red].  The green one was left open to create the 'card'.  The red was taped closed in the normal envelope configuration.  The two envelopes were adhered back to back to make the one unit.
  • 'Baby Snow' was printed 4 times, colored with Copics, fussy cut and "Paper sculpted". ["Paper Tole" is the other name for this technique].  You can see the dimension here... 
  • The trees were created with a Sissix Die with two layers each.  The first layer is from a paper decorated with shaving foam & blue and green ink - on top of that is a green vellum.

  • On the gift side is wooden button tied with waxed linen anchoring the sentiment panel.  Edges are inked with "Forest Moss" Distress Ink.  "WISH" is die cut into what will be the Gift Certificate with a Tim Holtz' die.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Lacy Sunshine – North Pole
Top Tip Tues – Buttons or Bows [wooden star button on the back, also bow of the green ribbon]
Sentimental Sunday  #236 – Embossing [any kind] [focal image is embossed in the Paper Sculpting technique]
Robyn's Fetish #241 - Christmas Cards
Party Time Tuesday - #192 – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Sweet Stamps #198 Christmas Spirit
Papertake Weekly – ATG/ optional – make a gift or decoration
Crafty Sentiments –ATG
Simon Says Wed – Christmas Holiday
Inspiration Destination #10 – ATG
Divas by Design – Feeling Festive
Fussy & Fancy  #128 – Happy Holidays
Art by MiRan Challenge #20 – ATG
MarkerPOP #57 – Winter/Christmas
ABC Challenge –Y is for Yuletide
Paper Shelter #185 –Special Celebration [Christmas]
Open-Minded Crafting  - #25 – Unusual Christmas [unusual gift] 
WON DT Favorite
One Sweet Challenge – Christmas Card or Project
Jellypark Challenges – Ribbons or Bows
Pile it On #49 – ATG/Christmas Holiday

IMAGES:  The focal image is 'Baby Snow' from Digital Delights
Sentiment ["Friends are..."] is a PSX & the inside sentiment is a Penny Black.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP & vellum are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Marvy Uchida scalloped circle punch used for the the mat [embossed with a Cuttlebug E-Folder] under the focal image; Corner Chomper's 'Ticket Stub' used on the corners of the sentiment panels; Candi, button, waxed linen, ribbon are all stash; trees are a Sissix Die cut.
INKS: Candi colored with Copics; sentiments stamped with Versa Fine 'Onyx Black'; the focal image was printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Wow!! what a wonderful design love the tartan papers gorgeous image Ginny x

  2. What a great card! So clever! Love the baby snowman toy and the trees. Nicely done in great color!

  3. Absolutely loving the fold and the design paper.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. How cute! Love the adorable snowmen! What a fun design!! Thank you for joining the challenge at and good luck!

  5. Love that darlie image, Ginny, and the plaid paper was a perfect choice! Thanks ever so much for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. Ginny, this is such a clever design! I often make my own envelopes, but never thought to use one as the card base! What a great idea! This is adorable!

  7. A cute image and I love your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  8. Wow... this is absolutely gorgeous..stunning. I love that it services for dual purposes. Super adorable snowman too. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  9. Beautiful card and I love the style of the card! Thanks for joining our 'Holiday Joy' challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  10. Love your envelope and the traditional christmas colours. Thank you so much for playing with us at TTT.
    hugs Clarissa

  11. Love the style of this card. I absolutely love it and I love that little snowman. Thank You for joining us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  12. A fabulous card/envelope Ginny, a fantastic design and I love the checked papers - an adorable, great colouring of the cute snowman!!!

    Thank you so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  13. How cute! Love the shape.
    Thanks for joining us in the celebration at The Paper Shelter. Best of luck.
    Hugs Anna

  14. fabulous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  15. What a great image & I love the certificate idea. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  16. Wonderful design with such a cute image.
    Thanks for celebrating with us at The Paper Shelter this week. Pat K x

  17. Fantastic and such a fun, sweet image! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  18. Very cute! Love the DP you have used!!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  19. Lovely gift certificate. That image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

    Nikki S

  20. Just too cute Ginny! Love the design and that lil' guy makes me smile! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  21. Fabulous Ginny, so cute...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  22. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Holiday Joy

  23. Fabulous idea for gift card - LOVE the plaid that you used! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  24. Fabulous gift idea! Thank you for joining our Unusual Christmas Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight! Mo xxx

  25. A very nice card Ginny, love the double sided design, never made one of those yet. The image is so cute too and love your coloring!

  26. What a great gift card holder! Well done! This woudl definitely bring some holiday joy! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Holiday Joy" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  27. Great form! I love image, sentiment and design papers. Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good Luck, Joanna DT

  28. FANTASTIC make, love this cute guy, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

  29. Great card! Love the colours you used and your image is so cute. Thank you for joining in the The Paper Shelter Blog Hop this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    The Paper Shelter DT

  30. What a great project - I love the way you have made this and the snowman is adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  31. Cute Card! thanks for sharing at Jellypark Challenges :o)


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