Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift Cards and Envelopes

It has been a very long time since I posted anything on my blog. I have been very busy with trying to get everything ready for Christmas and I also needed a break. The break has done me good and I feel like making cards once more.
This year we are staying home and our kids and their families are coming home this year. It makes me very happy that we will be celebrating Christmas at our house and with our family.
One part of the challenge on the Hero Arts blog is making card sets. This set of cards will be entered in the Hero Arts current monthly challenge (December2011A) This is the perfect time for this because this set of cards will be going to my friend for Christmas.
I stamped each white circle with one sentiment per card and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I took distress ink and distress the circle and then stamped over each individual circle with the stamp. (See list of stamps that were used.) The card base for each card measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". The card measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 when folded in half.
The circle was cut from a Quickutz Nesting Circle (CC SHAPE 14024) and the outer circle is from Nestabilities Lacey Circles.

The envelopes are made from a 4 3/4 x 6 1/2" envelope. I sealed the envelope and turned it on its side and cut off 1 1/2" of the envelope. I cut out a 2" x 3 3/4" piece of pattern paper and scored it a half inch along the short side and then attached it to the back of the envelope that measures 4 1/2" x 4 3/4".


These cards were lots of fun and very simple to make. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a wonderful weekend.

The stamps that I used are Hero Arts:
Music Background CG222
Garden Bouquet CG172
Dots & Flowers S5213
Flower Bird Garden CG270
Inspiring Messages LL240

9 comments:

Virginia L. said...

These look so fabulous as a set! You did a great job, Sue! I love the colors and your use of die cut! HUGS to you!

Lin said...

Oh, Sue, I envy you your family Christmas at home! It's a dream of mine to have all my family at our house once again for Christmas!
I love your idea to use this special sentiment set to make a set of cards - they're lovely!

cheiron said...

Just wonderful Sue! I especially love the matching envelopes. My parents are coming up here for Christmas, so I am getting ready too. You've inspired me to take a stamping break tonight.

Sue said...

Glad you are back creating Sue I have missed you.
What a most beautiful set, I am loving the colours and the matching envelopes, a lovely gift for your friend.
Smiles:)

Barb said...

I've missed you, Sue! So glad you're creating again! What a beautiful set of cards!

So wonderful that your family will be home for Christmas! Hugs to you! :)

Pam said...

Those are gorgeous, Mom!! I know she's going to love them!

Brenda said...

These are gorgeous Sue! I love those little envelopes you made, super cute! So glad that your family is coming over to celebrate Christmas! Have a wonderful Festive season!

Waseem said...

Is it possible to stamped these white circles to Gift Card envelopes?

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