Monday, December 12, 2011

My Craft Spot Challenge #37 -Christmas Shaped Cards

Hi everyone! It feels so good to be back to blogging. The cold and flu season has already struck the Egaas household. I've just recovered from the flu and a sinus infection. I was super bummed about being sick for the black friday sales, especially with my sister visiting and our big shopping plans. I guess we'll have to wait and plan on next year.  I hope all of you were able to score some good deals and something special for yourselves (like that new cricut cartridge you've been hoping for). :) 

Enough about shopping--let's talk about crafting! Today's Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot is to create a Christmas shaped card. Since I am behind on my holiday crafting, I thought I would make a present shaped card that I could use as a gift card holder.
I started with the *present* cut on page 109 of Doodlecharms.
I wanted my card to still fit in an A2 sized envelope,so I cut the
layers at 4 1/2 ". The *Merriest Wishes* is from the
Jingle All The Way stamp set by My Craft Spot.
I welded the *shadow* feature with my Gypsy
to make a card. 
I cut an extra shadow layer, cut the top section off,
and then sewed around the edge to make a pocket.
The stamped *To From* is from the *Merry Christmas*
stamp set by My Craft Spot. I ran a piece of sticky
strip and then added some maraschino twine.
Since I was on a roll I made a couple more cards.
I used scarlet red, snow white, and bubble gum 
hand dyed crinkle ribbon. 
The scarlet red ribbon makes such a beautiful bow.
Be sure to make a Christmas shaped card and link it up to this weeks Monday challenge. I have lots to share this week, so I'll see you all tomorrow. :)


  1. How super cute!! I love these...especially how the ribbon is real.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. These are so pretty Ally.Great idea to include the gift card.Merry Christmas.
    Jayne x

  3. OMG...these are just so super cute! I have to scraplift this! LOVE IT!

  4. What fabulous gift card holders! I love the way the ribbon complements the cut of the cards so wonderfully!

  5. These are adorable! So much better than what I came up with. Hee! Hee! I love the colors and your bows are perfection! Always such an inspiration!