Saturday, August 18, 2012

Note card gift set project

Individual Card

When I was vacationing in Bellingham, WA this summer, I went to a demonstration at Stampadoodle.  Demos are held weekly on Wednesdays and the one I attended was on using up your scrap paper.  I wish I took down the instructor's name so I could give credit.

Basically she showed us how to make card holders from card stock, scraps and embellishments.  I absolutely loved this idea and think it makes a fantastic gift.  I will probably do a post where I show where the actual card holder is made - it looks complicated but is very, very easy to make.

When I got home I knew that I was going to make a few of these.  This is the first one I have completed.  I also actually made the card holder but added matching cards.

Materials used:

  • Grey Core'dinations cardstock
  • Various scrapbooking papers in aqua, orange, brown and white prints
  • Die cut image
  • Marbled card stock
  • Corner punches
  • Floral, circle and scalloped circle punches
  • Washi tape
  • Rhinestones
  • Embroidery thread
  • Buttons
  • Rhinestones
  • Dazzles 3-d silver stickers
  • Glue dots and glue stick were primarily used for adhesive, with the exception of the card holder, for which double-sided tape was used

See below:
Card Holder

Card Set

Insert Cards in Holder

I am entering this project in the Piggy Back Card sketch challenge at  (#172) With the exception of the green, I hit all the colors and the sketch is similar to the lines and layout used in the card.  but..... the green is actually on the card holder so I guess it made it in there :) has a project this week that incorporates using string.  I'm in!

I am also entering the one card (not entire project)  in the "Less is More" Challenge at  Even though there are a few embellishments, the design is clean with simple lines and elements. 

And finally, on recommendation (thanks Alicia!) I am entering at the Play Date Cafe for challenge PDCC 145. 

Feel free to share your projects :) 


Mandi said...

What a terrific set!
It's hard to tell which is the one for "Less is More" I can't tell where the tearing is?
Thank you
mandi LIM

Anonymous said...

Oh nice! What a wonderful gift for someone!
Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches :)

Patrice said...

Oh, MaryBeth, these are just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Alicia said...

What a beautiful set, the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for bringing your art to Unscripted Sketches this week, you have inspired me! - you may want to post this at the current challenge over at The Play Date Cafe, believe these colors may be a perfect fit for their challenge. :)

Donna B. said...

What a great gift set! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

SmilynStef said...

What a lovely little card set ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Geri said...

Wow! Lucky, lucky person that gets this sweet gift set! I adore the colors you used. It doesn't matter one little bit if one, all or none of the challenge colors are in your cards - piggybacks are optional! Besides, the cards look fabulous just the way they are! Thanks for sharing them with us at Unscripted Sketches :)

~amy~ said...

wonderful card set! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful and artistic card set. Thank you for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Sharon said...

What a stunning collection of gifts. Thanks for joining our challenge at TG this week. Wonderful work! hugs Sharon

Chrissie said...

I'm so sorry that I'm late in visiting this week, but I have been on a wonderful cruise to Norway where I didn't have very good Internet coverage!
I'm not sure which are the torn elements but thanks so much for your lovely contribution!
"Less is More"

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