Monday, January 8, 2018

Simon Says...Winter Blues

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
WINTER BLUES
I have two friends who celebrate birthdays in January so I decided to use Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gift Card Package Thinlits to make gift card holders with a Winter theme...
I die cut all the bits and pieces from white cardstock
coloured the pocket and bow on Gift Card Holder 1 with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and stamped Mini Weathered Winter and Mini Swirly Snowflakes to create a tone-on-tone effect. I then stamped the insert and ribbon strips with Plaid from Plaid and Nordic with the same ink. On Gift Card Holder 2  I used the same stamps but reversed the stamping on the pocket, bow and insert to create a slightly different look.
I stamped lots of Mini Swirly Snowflakes with Faded Jeans on to white card and die cut using the matching set of Framelits and used a small circle die from Sizzix Circles Framelits to die cut the centres from two of the snowflakes to create an accent for the bows.
I coloured some scrap white card with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and die cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Greens.
I used the flower centre die from Festive Greens to add interest to the centres of the snowflakes...
and added the small circle die cuts and flower centres to the bows.

I have a feeling this may well turn out to be one of my most-used dies not only for Christmas and Birthday Gifts but it could be used to hold a party invitation, a famly photo to send to Grandma or to announce the birth of a baby.
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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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23 comments:

simo said...

These gift card's holders are absolutely great, Kath...love the blue hues and the contrasting details! Hugs xxx

Tina henderson said...

such gorgeous creations as always, now stop it!! I have to keep buying all the nom nom's to get creating like you lol... inspiring as always x

misteejay said...

These look wonderful. Love the blue theme.
Toni xx

Marci said...

So wintery and gorgeous! I love the blue and plaid.

Catherine said...

These gift card holders are so pretty, Kath! I love the pretty elements you used and the gorgeous blue colors.

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Ok, I see this gift card die is really amazing! Love the effect you gave to this set and the patterns you combined. Great and beautiful. Hugs, Macarena

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

These gift card holder are fantastic!!! Love the use of blue!!!

Redanne said...

Oh I do agree that this is an amazingly useful die, mine had so much use over Christmas! I love the way you decorated yours, the blue is gorgeous and the plaid looks fabulous. The recipients of these will be/or have been very lucky, they are a gift in themselves! Hugs, Anne xx

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful gift holders Kath!! Love the shades of blue & beautiful snowflakes!! Lucky recipients will treasure them I think. Hugs Ann xx

Liz said...

These are beautiful, Kath, I love the colours. What a useful set of dies! xx

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful!!!

Lorraine A said...

Love these gift card holders Kath! absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I am sure your friends will love these :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Linda Kunsman said...

wow- these are gorgeous! They are a gift themselves.

Barbara Schiassi said...

KAth to use this die with blue color is a wonderul idea! your gift cards are fabulous and I agree with Linda: they are a gift themselves! Barbara

Stephanie Leykauf said...

These winter gift card enclosures are PERFECT for the winter months! I can imagine a "warm up" card to a bakery or coffee shop would fit perfectly. LOVE the winter plaid!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Maura Hibbitts said...

What fun blue gift card holders, Kath! Love the plaids and the big bows and the fun touches with the plants and snowflakes! hugs, Maura

Lee said...

These are so pretty,love the colours.xx

Amber Sheaves said...

Ooohhh, that gift card die looks really cool. I love what you made with it and I'm sure your friends will too.

Emma Williams said...

Such a fun idea and a lovely gift for your friends...these are fabulous Kath and I love that plaid background! Hugs xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What pretty gift card holders! All the detail you created is amazing and I love the dies you used too - perfect ๐Ÿ˜. Wishing you a happy new week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

These are fantastic! I really love the color palette and the plaid is so classic and elegant. I also love how you've arranged the branches and stems!

Meihsia Liu said...

These gift card holders are awesome, Kath. Love the beautiful patterns and those embellishments are fabulous. :)

Sandra said...

These gift card holders are amazing, Kath! Love the blues and the patterns you gave them! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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