Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cool Santa Gift Card Holder

I just finished another card/gift card holder and I'm trying to slip it in before the deadline of the All That Scraps challenge.  They were asking for gift card holders and I wanted to come up with a new design for one.  I got this idea from the Midsummer Dream Issue of Magnolia Ink and I love the way it turned out.  I also followed the sketch of the Bizzy Bec's challenge, which also asked for distressing.  I used Tim Holtz' Black Soot to distress the white papers on the card.  The image on the front is Cool Santa from the new Merry Little christmas line which can be found here and I colored him with my Copics and Prisma Colored pencils.  He's very sparkly as I added stickles just about everywhere.  The paper I used was from My Mind's Eye glitter Christmas stack from last year.  The Happy Holidays is a rub on from Imaginisce and the flowers are from Michaels.  All right, all right, enough gibberish.  Here's a picture:

And another angle...

Here's a close-up of Cool Santa:

And when you open the flaps, this is what you see:

The Santa and reindeer were cut from the Cricut using the Christmas solutions cartridge and I chose to use part of the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas poem for this card.  It was computer generated.  This flap folds down to reveal:

A Tilda Christmas scene!  The tree and stockings were also cut on the Cricut.  The fireplace was a digital stamp I purchased and I colored Unwrapped Tilda which can be found here at Magnolia-licious.  This card is a double gift card holder as I can put one in each of the side panel pockets.  Here's a close-up of the Christmas scene:

And the rest of the poem:

I hope you like this one!

I am entering this card/gift card holder in the following challenges:

Bizzy Bec's - Sketch and add some Distressing
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distress Inks
Alotarubberstamps - Let's Celebrate Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Xmas option flowers
Scrappy Frogs - Christmas Cards
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer on Layer
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Inspiration Challenge - Tree
Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes


  1. Wow! You really went all out! I love the scene you have made (and now I HAVE to see if I have that Cricut cartridge!!) Thanks for playing in the ATS challenge with us this week! :-)Traci

  2. Wow, what a great gift card holder. Amazing!!

  3. Oh wow! What a fun card and you used so many different images! I love how the inside of the card can hold gift cards. This is really beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! hugs, Angela

  4. OMG Tiara, I LOVE this so much, you did a fantastic job! I love the outside Santa, and the inside scene is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club, I LOVE your creation!!!!!

  5. Tiara this is so sweet darling
    Thanks for joining us at the DCD Christmas Club this week
    Hugs Susie & the Christmas Dream Team xx
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  6. My gosh this is the BEST!!! LOVE IT ALL!!!
    I would love to receive this beauty~~~Excellent detail:)
    Beautiful take on the sketch and thanks for joining us at Creatalicious:D
    Blessings and Good luck

  7. Tiara, stunning card/gift card holder. Love the multi folds. Lovely DP you have. I like your use of multiple images. Terrific job you did.
    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.


  8. Hi Tira! What a fab card. I love that you have done the inside of the card as well.
    Thanks for taking part in ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

  9. So beautiful,love your fabulous scene and colouring!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
    Hugs xx

  10. WOW!!! How gorgeous!! You have included so many special and wonderful elements! Your colors and DPs and coloring are fab! Also love the little pocket for the gift card! Thanks so much for playing in this fortnight's Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog challenge! Pat Frank

  11. Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  12. WOW this is amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

    Leanne xx

  13. Good heavens! What an amzing project, loved it as a card but when it opened out - wow!

  14. PS Thanks for entering the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

  15. You have put a ton of work into this card!!
    WOW! It is amazing and even more so when it is opened. Imagine two gift cards in one card!!!!
    Thank you for joining us in our Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious.
    hugs, Candy

  16. What a great gift card holder! It's a work of art. Thanks for playing along with Magnolia-licious Challenge. Linda C

  17. what a festive Christmas card and I love your fold. Very cute and creative. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

  18. Beautiful Job Tiara I love your giftcard holder hun!!! I just posted the winner of our Alota Challenge on the Alota Blog! Your Giftcard Holder is a WINNER!!! :) Congratulations hun!! Thank you for joining in on my Christmas challenge and hope you will join us for our Snowflake one this week!!
    Cheryl Walker