Friday, September 12, 2008

A "GIFTcard" for a Dear Friend...

I'm not sure if this is a new concept or not, but I don't remember seeing something quite like this before. (I'm always worried that ideas get tucked back into the recesses of my mind, to later resurface as MY idea! LOL!) This project is a treat holder, or what I like to call a "GIFTcard", as it opens with a sentiment inside, like a card! :)

I used my Halobella and PTI's Mixed Messages and Boxes, Bags, and Tags. The inside sentiment (which I LOVE!!!) is from Repeat Impressions. I found it at StampFest. All paper (and ribbon) is from PTI, including the PP that I used to paper piece her skirt. I colored the rest of her with Copics, and added much clear Stardust pen to add detail and shimmer. See close-up below...I used my Creative Memories Circle cutter to cut most of the way around the circle, and then my paper snips for the leg/foot. The flowers are all from MSL punches. I also used some rhinestones, Bella Dots, and rhinestone brads for some bling, and my Nestie die for the sentiment (below).
If you can't read the sentiment, it says "Please God... If you can't make me thin, make my friends fat." {Insert cheesy grin here.} I love the contrast of the angel and outside sentiment with the chocolate and inside sentiment. :)

The top of the bag is stapled into the top of the card to keep it in place. It kind of "hangs" there from the staples (which are covered up with the ribbon on the outside). I will probably put this in a PTI card box, as it obviously won't fit in a regular envie.

I've made a few of these, with different variations on the bottom and size - as I was using different candies. I'll be posting them all here, in the next few days. They are quite fun and easy to make.

I just used my Scor-Pal with a piece of CS cut to 3 5/8 x 11. Then, I scored at 4 1/4, 5 , 5 3/4, and 10 inches. Lastly, I added a 1 3/4 x 3 5/8 inch piece, scored at 1 inch, and adhered that side to the bottom of the box, so that it creates the "flap" to place the Velcro dot on. Then, you just decorate as desired! Easy peasy! No need for a pattern even! (Thank goodness, too, 'cause I hate making those! LOL)

Well, that's about it! Have a good one, and I'll be back soon!

xox, Kirsten


  1. This is just fab. I would lurve to get a card like that! Lol! That is definately my kinda card!

    I love your image on the front too and all the attention to detail with the sparkles. Brilliant!

  2. So cute!!!!! Love your coloring!

  3. Super cute! I would love this as a gift!

  4. so fun. I love the sparkle on the bella.


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