A little glimpse of Christmas-ness...

Hello hello! Tonight I'm going to share with you, the project I taught at the Gardner Stamp Club meeting last Thursday, which was a catalyst for my Boo Tri-fold card from the previous post. It is a Christmas version of the Fold-Over Treat Envelope project shown on page 123 of The Angel Company's Fall/Winter 2008 catalogue. This is VERY quick & easy, and the instructions are spelled out for you in the catalogue, so I won't do step-by-steps tonight. I will say that the recipe calls for the top 2-3/4" of a paper lunch bag, and I also used a 1-1/2" strip for an accent.

Stamps: Sweet Goodies, Joy of Christmas, Going Abroad
Paper: TAC's Dark Green & Scarlett carstocks, & the top portion of a paper lunch bag
Ink: Jardin Moss & L'Amore Red Palettes and VersaMark
Coloring medium: Tombow markers
Other: pop dots, Fiskars Waterfall border punch, Yes! glue

The Yes! glue is perfect for adhering the bag to the cardstock. It doesn't wrinkle the paper & it doesn't show through like a bead of glue or adhesive would.

Yep... very simple, but fun, project! The thing that took the longest? Cutting out that little holly element! [groan]

I'm thinking this project would be nice for those dreaded gift cards that seem to be taking over the gift-giving as of late. I soooooooooooo miss the beautiful wrappings that I used to give/receive back in the day :(

[cue music: 'Memories... light the corner of my mind...']

Oh! Real quick... I made my first Etsy sale last night!! I listed that trio of Halloween cards from a few posts back, and they sold in under 2 hours! I shipped it off today and am now totally psyched to list more! I did take some more photos tonight after work, so I'm off to work on that... wish me luck!!


shannon said...

Wow, congrats on the Etsy sale!

AmethystCat said...

love the gift card holder. I love the Christmas wrapping too though and still do that for the nieces and nephews. Congrats on the etsy sale! I need to get some stuff posted!!!

Kimberly said...

This is wonderful and it was well worth the time it took to cute out that little holly. It's the perfect touch. Congrats on your first Etsy sell! I was just looking at that site last week and trying to decide if I wanted to try it out.

Kim Ryden said...

Congrats on the sale! That GC holder is very cute!

Sarah said...

Oh, I love this!!!

Beverly said...

Total cuteness!!! So, did ya get "cutter's cramp" after all the holly? LOL! Using this for a gift card is a GREAT idea!! You definitely need to list more on etsy! You're stuff will sell like CrAzY!!! PS, love the HalloweenMeez!

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Wonderfully done!!! Congrats on your first Esty sale! Very cool!!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a clever and beautiful creation. And, I love those "finds" -- we have a printer's drawer and it is filled with little knick knacks. altering it sounds like a great idea!