Monday, November 12, 2012

♥ christmas gift card holders and a thankful heart ♥

good evening.  today is monday CARDS post on the jillibean soup blog and i shared a card using the new Pumpkin Chowder Soup line.  i am absolutely smitten with this line, it is deliciously and perfectly jillibean♥

a thankful heart is a happy heart card

isn't that sentiment just the sweetest?  i love this wonderful die-cut and wish i had 3 or 4 on my sheet, i am always creating "thank you" cards.
i decided to stitch a large heart so as to give the wonderful sentiment some punch, just love it!

i was also up today on the october afternoon blog with a new challenge:

create a project (card, layout, alterable, gift item) using the new sew fun banners in a unique and fun way.

these new products are just that,  "sew" fun and i loved playing with them.  to create with this fun, new product, you simply stitch a straight stitch just below the top of the banners you would like to use, in a straight line across the number of banners.  when finished, you simply lift up the first banner and tear out the stitched banner.  these could not be more fun or easy!

 and i chose to create my projects today using the new Make it Merry Sew Fun Banners.  I chose to layer my banners and create Christmas Gift Card Holders using my stitched banners.

I created a short tutorial to demonstrate just how easy it is to create one of these gift card holders using 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" gift enclosure envelopes.

snowy "december" gift card holder

december 25 gift card holder


joy pillowbox

layering these sew fun banners are just that, "so fun"


 love, love, love this little doggie

snowy december gift card holder

and there's a tutorial on creating this gift card holder on the OA Blog today.  we hope you'll give this challenge a try.

hugs & so much love!


  1. These are GORGEOUS!!! I always loveeeeeeeeee your designs and LOVING that stitched heart on the first card!!! JUST WOW!!!!

  2. SO CUTE! I love that little snowman. Adorable!

  3. Beautiful projects love the stitched heart

  4. The gift card holders are brilliant! Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. These are all super cute! Awesome job, Danni!!

  6. I see you're still at it...making the cutest cards in the world! I miss seeing you around the Nook. It's not the same on FB :( Hope you and the family are feeling blessed, and strong, and healthy!

  7. That Jillibean sentiment and card are just that craft with the green and red.

    And I spotted those cards already on OA's blog. So much inspiration. I cannot wait to get that line.

    Gorgeous! Just cannot believe how you made a Christmas tree out of all of those elements. I think I have to pin it!

    Hope you have a great week, Danni!

  8. Always love your sweet creations!! :-)Happy Thanksgiving !!

  9. this is brilliant card holder...i wish to design Gift Card envelopes look like that.


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