Friday, January 9, 2015

Eat Cake

Hi all!

Ahhh more snow days!  The Washington DC Metro area just can't handle the slightest bit of snowfall.  So we have had a couple days off.  Pezza has enjoyed some extra lazing around the house with her extended Winter break.

While she was off at a playdate I enjoyed some studio time.  I made myself a King Cake Latte, turned on some Downton Abbey and set to work!

I am always getting caught unprepared when Pezza gets invited to birthdya parties so I got several gift cards to keep on hand and wanted to make some gift card holders.  You may remember the ones I made for Christmas.  It is one of my all time favorite Cricut cuts - you can find it on the Fabulous Finds cartridge.  I chose to leave the gift card attached to its little sleeve and made the holder larger than usual which gave me more space to work with so I cut it at 6".

The sketch AND the color scheme are both challenges on SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) this week.  Eyelets were also on SCS (see my layout yesterday) and since they were still on my desk and turned out so nicely I decided to use them again!

My stamped image is from an old set exclusive to the store I used to have - Chocolate Treats 1 by Polkadot Pie.  I am pretty sure I still have a set or two left if you would like to get one!  Just let me know.  I colored it with Lyra Polycolor colored pencils.  Sentiment is Studio G as always!

I also couldn't wait to try out my newest toy - I have bought very little in the last few years but I really wanted one of the cool Spellbinders borders I came across so of course I contacted my buddy Terri at Stampsalive and she hooked me up!  She has really good prices!

This is what it looks like when you pull out the gift card insert - cool right?

I am including this project in the following challenges:


  1. Cute, Marti! I love the design of this gift card holder! I posted a winter-themed glassine bag project today, and was thinking I really need to make a stash of birthday-themed ones, too. I feel like I'm *always* running out at the last minute to find a gift! I've enjoyed our snow days, but I'm not very productive. Hope *you* enjoy Pezza's school day today {wink}!

  2. This is really great!! I love it.
    Thank you for entering THE Bitten by the Bug 2, with the theme “Fave cartridge” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  3. This is definitely a yummy card! I love the design of the gift card holder and the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. Great gift card holder! Love the yummy cupcake! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Favorite Cricut Cut' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. Gosh, I didn't even realize that this cut was on that cart! lol I love your gift card holder and think you have a great idea to make a few to have on hand for any parties that pop up. Love the stamp and how you colored it. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  6. Love this gift card holder, I also could not see it. Great job! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good Luck and be sure and play with us again.