Gosh Christmas is just around the corner and I still have not completed my Christmas shopping. Life has just got in the way over the last couple of weeks. However, I will get it all done by the big day.
For those who do not know what to get for people a gift voucher is a great option and then the recipients are able to take advantage of the sales post Christmas. Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges have the answer for how to present these vouchers with a cool gift card holder. My inspiration for these cards came from Pinterest and in particular from this blog Busy with the Cricky where Susan has done some lovely cards and given instructions on how to make them.
For my cards I have used the Artiste cartridge and I have cut the the card from page 59 in the booklet and cut them at 5″ which gave me two cards per 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock. Then using patterned paper I cut another card at 4.75″. To finish off I cut a piece of white daisy cardstock at 4.5″ to place in the middle of the card for a sentiment and for people to write on. The two smaller pieces had the centre cut out and I was able to mat the patterned paper onto the cardstock easily.
Here are my versions:
Here are some close ups of the cards. One or two photos may be a bit blurry so I apologise for that.
And I have kept the inside of the cards fairly simple to enable people to write on them. Sorry I have just realised that I missed taking a photo of the little section to put the voucher in but you can just see a little part of it in the photo below. I will try and rectify this in the next week to really show you how neat this little card is.
I have mainly used the stamp set from the Seasons Tweeting Gift Bag kit from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide. This little owl is so cute and I love the different sentiments that go with them.
Here is a list of the materials I have used:
Cardstock – Ruby, Juniper, Daisy White
Patterned paper – Sparkle and Shine paper packet
Stamps -Seasons Tweeting Gift Bag kit, Scandinavian Wishes, Sparkle and Shine Workshop on the Go Stamp set
Inks – Slate, Ruby, Juniper
White Bakers Twine
Artiste Cricut Cartridge – rosette from page 55 cut at 1″, bows from page 55 and cut at 1/2″ and 1″.
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge – Holly leaf from page 46 cut at 1″ and the rose from page 69 and cut at 3″
As you can see I am loving my Cricut and there is so much more to do yet. I have just barely scratched the surface with all the cool things to do on it and I still have to get the Art Booking cartridge. I think I am going to be very busy and it will keep me out of mischief I am sure lol.
The products from the Holiday from the Heart Gift Guide are still available until the end of December and if you spend over $150 you can choose one starred item for free. Just by buying a Cricut Cartridge you would qualify for this special offer so visit my shop now and have a browse.
I hope you all have a great week and I will now have to see what I can come up with for my last blog post before Christmas.