The "card part" (face) was made with Shimmery White card stock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Top Note die. I scored and folded it in half. The hat was made with Basic Black card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Snow Burst embossing folder. The brim of the hat is a piece of Real Red card stock that was cut out with the Top Note die. I used the long side, trimmed off the point near the face and rounded the top corners of this piece. The red brim was attached to the hat with sticky strip; I wanted to be sure it held together especially with the two pieces being embossed. The hat was then attached to the white folded "face". The snowflake is from the Northern Frost Sizzlits die that was cut out with the Big Shot from Silver Glimmer paper. I punched out a Real Red circle with the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and attached it to the snowflake. Two Mini Jingle Bells were strung on a piece of White Baker's Twine. I attached them to the center of the circle by "sewing" them to the circle; I threaded each end of the twine through a large-eye needle and then ran it through to the back of the snowflake and tied it off. The snowflake and bells were then
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and decided to turn him into one. But I realized he isn't wide enough to hold a card side ways and the folded area is too short to add the card vertically, so I used half of a Top Note die cut from Glossy White card stock embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder and attached it to the back of the card. The gift card fits perfectly. The one drawback to this is the gift card has to be removed to open the card for the greeting. I'm sure whoever receives the gift card won't mind this little inconvenience. Thanks to LeeAnn for this great idea. This is one I will file away to save for future Christmases. If my directions don't make any sense, check out her blog; she has a great explanation of how she did it. Have a great Sunday. I hope you get a chance to have some creative fun today.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Ink: Blushing Bride Ink Pad (#119786)
Card Stock: Shimmery White (#101910); Real Red (#102482); Basic Black (#121045); Pumpkin Pie (#105117); Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005); Glossy White (#102599)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Snow Burst Embossing Folder (#124096); top Note Bigz Die (#113463); Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (#120901); 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309); Crop-a-Dile (#108362); White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (#105021); Sponge Daubers (#102892)
The Finishing Touches: Mini Jingle Bells (#124116); Sticky Strip (#104294); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); White Baker's Twine (#124262)