Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Ornament Card

Hi everyone! Thanks for swinging by today and taking a look. I was finally able to get down to my craft room and ink up over the weekend. Oh boy have I missed my stamps these last few days! I hope we all stay healthy over the holidays so I can craft some more! This is an idea I cased from Rachel. I saw this on her blog a while ago and have been wanting to try one and haven't had time until now. It was a lot of fun and whilst it's meant to be a gift card holder, I just kept it plain inside and stamped a christmas message to use as a card. I like doing something original when it comes to card ideas so I hope my friends who receive this card like its originality!
Using the template taken from Papercrafts Magazine (where the original idea came from) I cut out the various pieces from green cardstock. I ran the top circle of the ornament through the cuttlebug swirls embossing folder, added some designer paper to the front and used a stamped image from Sunshine Designs to pop up on the top. I added a plain white ribbon bow to the ornament image.
For the bauble 'topper' I used the MS branch punch to hide the join line and add some extra detail. I used some dew drops (clear, green & cranberry) on the top, again to hide the glue line! I punched a hole and added some white ribbon to the top of the ornament. Whislt you would adhere a gift card to the plain white cardstock rectangle if you were making this a gift card holder, I just stamped a christmas message and will personalise the card before I send it off.
I hope you like it!
Hopefully I'll be back again soon with another posting - I want to make up for lost 'sick' time!!!


Lorraine said...

Love these Danielle. Hope you are feeling better you have your share of the `bug` let`s hope it stays away now.

Mary said...

this is super cute! I love how the top pulls out for the card insert

Mamawheelie said...

Hey! This is quite like one I did in '07 when I was wanting to make cards! :D When I gave them, I made sure people knew that they could use it as an ornament. (Unfortunately, I didn't keep one for my own tree! *laugh*) I love this! :D

See mine here:


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