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October 19, 2007

Bloggers Challenge - Inspired By

For this weeks Bloggers Challenge - our theme was Inspired By.

Who or what inspires you to create? For this challenge I went with the WHO inspired me..I was inspired by Sheryl who posted a link to this tutorial for a gift card holder.

I decided to alter the dimensions from the tutorial to suit my needs, because I wanted my gift card to fit into SU's Mini Envelopes.

Here's an open view - as you can tell by looking at my open view - I also eliminated some of the card stock from the original tutorial, thus getting rid of that center pocket.

Details for Snowflake Gift Card Holder:
Stamps: Snow Jumbo Wheel, Snow Burst, Warm Words, Jolliest Time of the Year, Snow Flurries
Card Stock - Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Black
Other - Sponge Dauber, Build a Brad, Word Window Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Details for Santa Gift Card Holder:
Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, Many Merry Messages, Christmas Chatter Jumbo Wheel
Card Stock - Ruby Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink - Old Olive, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Black Stazon
Other - Aquapainter, Watercolor Crayons, Sponge Dauber, Word Window Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Red Grosgrain, Dimensionals

Here's a tip for making your Red Grosgrain match your Ruby Red card stock, using your sponge dauber and Sahara Sand Ink, gently sponge the ink onto your Red Grosgrain, then let dry.

Don't forget the Build-a-Brad is now available - contact me today to order this must have embellishment!

Anita Van Hal is back with me as my guest challenge player - here's her beautiful card and inspiration piece.
Anita's supplies (Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Stamp:Tres' Chic
C ard Stock/Paper:Going Gray,Pretty in Pink,Perhaps (Basic Grey)
Ink:Classic Basic Gray,Dark Peony (Colorbox Fluid Chalk)
Accessories:Scallop Circle Punch,Striped Organdy Ribbon (Offray),Half pearls (SU! Pretties Kit),Stampin' Dimensionals,Sponge

Be sure to check out the Blog Challenge Players links on my sidebar and see what inspired them this week!

Have a great weekend!



Karen said...

looks great Lisa!! I should whip a couple of these up - seems I'm always last minute for gifts and give gift cards. Would be wonderful to have them in great packaging!! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Great project Lisa. I've not seen this gift card holder before and I love the way it looks! Excellent choice for inspiration...I know I'm inspired! :)

Claudia Perry said...

those cards are too neat. I love the idea of the gift card holder.

MJ said...

Super cute. I always need gift card holders. I love what you did with yours.

Anonymous said...

Great gift card holders--love your take on them. Can't wait to get my Build a Brads!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! Now I need to do these! I forget about little gift card holders sometimes. They are the PERFECT gift!

Stefanie said...

What a great project Lisa! I hadn't seen Sheryl's gift card tutorial. I love your modifications. These would be great at Christmas or for Birthdays.

Connie Babbert said...

Cool gift card holder and I love your inspiration intrepretation! I always am in need of them.


Lisa Bohler said...

Fantastic!!! I saw those on Sheryl's blog and love what you did with it! Both holders are beautiful! Also, please share with Anita that her inspiration card is great, too!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute gift card holders. Anita's card is fantastic as well!

Ida said...

Fun Gift card holders. The snowflake one is so pretty & I love the bauble in the center. That Santa image is also just so cute. - Your guest stampers card is really lovely.

Amy Caraluzzi said...

I'm so jealous you have your build-a-brads already! I just ordered mine and can't wait to play! Love your gift card holders! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I'll be giving it a try for sure!

Julie said...

I love your gift card holders! TFS!

Lori said...

These are great--just perfect for the holidays. I'll have to check out the tutorial. Thanks for sharing the tip about the ribbon.

Lila H said...

Perfect gift card holder!!! I love Anita's inspiration piece.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Wonderful projects!! Love the brad!!

maggie fellow said...

I really like this idea and want to try the holder. thanks for sharing

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