Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Gift Packets

I make packets of cards to give as Christmas gifts for co-workers and the pastors and staff at our church. When putting them together I discovered that I was short a few Valentines and 4th of July cards. So this weekend I stepped away from finishing Christmas cards to make them. The sparkly silver kiss with sweet vellum tag on a chocolate brown circle is from a Valentine's Day "card candy" exchange last year. I added a few layers of heart cutouts, a tan parchment journaling card, a dotted swiss bow and a few pieces of bling to decorate the card. 
Entered into: 
The Cutie Pie Challenge #130 Add a Little Sparkle                (cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #561 Anything Goes                               (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Word Art Wed Challenge- #366-#367 Anything Goes           (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)

For this 4th of July card, I used a sweet DigiStamps4Joy image named "Little Miss Liberty." The plastic "celebrate" sentiment on the front of the card is from my scrapbooking stash. I sewed it onto the card with fine fishing line. The inside sentiments are computer generated.
[I just noticed that I forgot to color the flame on her torch. Will need to do that before I put this card in the gift packet!]

Entered into: 
DigiStamps4Joy- #155 Anything Goes                         (digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.za)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Party Time               (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Party Time         (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec   (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

I love this little clear stamp set from Lawn Fawn named "Winter Fox." The image is adorable and the sentiment works beautifully for many kinds of cards- birthday, thinking of you, miss you, and more. This time I uncycled a "window" from an old card, mounting it on the front of an A2 card and cutting the window from the card front. I used scraps of patterned paper to make a quilt square. Then, using a die, I cut the quilt into a circle. When I laid the colored image onto the quilt, the background patterns overpowered the little guy. So I added a layer of vellum atop the "quilted" circle.  I stamped the sentiment from the set onto white cardstock and cut it into a circle, which I layered onto two additional circles. I die cut another circle in white cardstock, the die cut three more circles for layering. I hand-lettered a small "hello" onto the white circle, attempting to match the font in the Lawn Fawn sentiment. The final touch was to add assorted stickers onto the front and inside of the card.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Let It Snow                                                                                            (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Warm Winter Wishes  (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Winter Wonderland  (Logo)         (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 

My final card in this posting is a simple, corner folded Christmas card. [I found instructions on Pinterest, but simplified the process by just folding a bottom corner up, then adhering a circle cut from cardstock atop the fold.] The sparkly apron and oven mitt are from a Christmas Card Candy exchange from a few years ago. I love the polka dots in the images and decided to use polka dots in the papers and ribbon that I used in my card. The sentiment is from my scrapbooking stash.

Entered into: 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #109                                             (giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                               (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #417 Anything Goes  (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)


  1. Great card, i love the apron die cut. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

  2. Great projects!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  3. Very pretty and creative cards...thank you for joining our challenge at Doubl eD!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. WOW! You've been busy! These are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Let It Snow’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  5. Goodness, you're as busy as always! Oh, how I love that little fox looking all cozy warm with a cup of good cheer. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double D!

  6. The Winter Fox card is so cute and sweet! Thanks for playing along our December challenge at a2z.

  7. Wonderful cards. You have such an eye for color and design. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Let It Snow Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  8. Fabulous projects! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge throughout the year. Looking forward to seeing your 2019 makes!

  9. Kathy beautiful and a very beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  10. Such cute cards and so glad you could join us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  11. You really get in there and try all different things especially the folds! You fox card is cute with it's cup of cocoa! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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