Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas card and gift card holder

Here is a little something I made to put the gift card in for Emma's teacher and TA for Christmas.  I used my Spellbinders for cutting out the center.  Real easy just cut a piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 11 and scor at 3 51/5 and 8, I use my scor buddy so I scor 3 51/2 and then rotate the paper and scor at 3 again.  Fold the inside pieces and use scor tape on the edges and bottom, it will now be all sealed up.  Cut out the top with something big enough that will give you room for your gift card and you are good to go.  And the other photo is the card to go along with the gift card.  We are collecting money to give them a gift card to Best Buy to purchase a data projector.





Here is photo of Ava..... we had a dusting of snow yesterday when we went to see Santa.  Ava had NOTHING to do with that, she crossed her arms and made her famous "sassy" sound, of course she still wanted the candy cane.  Anton did not speak ...... he was a bit skeptical of the whole thing and Emma asked if he would please bring her a Nutcracker so she could help me crack nuts for when I am baking.... LOVE HER, last year she asked for a candy cane!  I was trying to get a Christmas photo but they were all in a daze over the light snow.  Oh well I will try again this next weekend :)

Hope everyone is having a GREAT Sunday!!  I am making Christmas cards, watching the Giants play the Skins and waiting for my sister and crew to come over, oh and her hubby is a Skins fan YIKES :)


34 comments:

Coachfans said...

Your card is wonderful and the pictures of your children are marvelous. They are precious!

Happy Holidays,
Georgiana

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your card and gift card are beautiful. Great colors!!
Oh....and your kids are so adorable. What a lovely picture.

Noora said...

Love your card and the gift card holder! so beautiful! and your kids are so adorable!!

Kara said...

Sounds like a fun Sunday! I love the snowflakes on the tree and the buttons finish it off!

Lindsay said...

Oh how fun Sue Ann! Those kiddos are too cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your card. so elegant. beautiful kids too.

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome card Sue Ann, love the white snowflakes on the Christmas tree! Your little angels are so darned CUTE!

Liz said...

your kids are just ADORABLE! Love the card/holder...especially that ribbon!

Amy said...

You and Dana have done me in with this tree die!!! I love how you have used it without the stamp set. Now it's a must. Now, for your sweet little angels....they are just adorable! I love the picture of little Ava!

Sara Mac said...

Wow Sue Ann! I love these cards. Your trees look perfectly decorated. Great ribbon too. Of course though, your adorable children steal the show:)

Danielle said...

I love your card...where did you get that ribbon??? Your kids are way too cute! My in-laws just got a place in NC last year and love it. So now I can never move there LOLOL I'll have to look you up when we go to visit!

Michele said...

Beautiful card!!! And your children are beautiful!

Tricia said...

Your giftcard holder/ card is so beautiful

Terri said...

Great gift card! Love the snowflakes on the tree. Your kiddos are cuties too!

Robin said...

I love it! I never thought of doing snowflakes on my Christmas tree die cut.

Stephanie said...

I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for breaking it down for us "newbies!" Lovely GC holder. Just lovely!

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous family! How lucky you are!! Great cards, too!

Sue Plote said...

Cute, cute, cute, Sue Ann...Love the way you used the Nesties to cut the place for the gift card. What a great gift! PS - your kids are adorable, and I think their pic would be perfect for your card. I can't even begin to tell you some of the pics I've gotten over the years! :)

BethieJ said...

I LOVE these Sue Ann.. The kiddos look so CUTE!!
Have a GREAT day!

Kim O'Connell said...

The cards caught my attention, but then your kids stole the spotlight!

Melissa said...

Your kids are gorgeous! I love their coordinated outfits!!

What a super way to give a gift card--love the cut part on the inside! And they are beautiful!

Jen Carter said...

Fabulous! I love the designs on your cards! I love the snowflakes on the trees and then the buttons on top of them! Super cute!! And your kids are adorable! Ava's eyes...I bet you can get lost in those when she gives you that sad puppy dog look!

Rhonda said...

SueAnn!!! Love these! Hope you are well. The kiddos are adorable.

Laurie said...

AMAZING card! I just love that tree!! It is so pretty! Lots of great details! AND those kiddos? Holy cow are they cute!!

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Lee Anne said...

Love the snowflakes on the tree. Great idea! This is just beautiful.

Belinda said...

Love the snowflakey tree! Just perfect!

christy compton hall said...

Wow Sue Ann, I don't know HOW you are getting crafts done right after a move! The gift card holder is stunning! We sold our quaint house in the city and moved to a big house in SD county (Bonita) a week ago, and I'm pulling my hair out :) I'm 15 min. closer to the school I teach at, but of course, my first weekend to unpack and I've got a little cold. Bummer. Still it's nice to take a break from it all and enjoy special holiday times with the kids, just like I see you've been doing! P.S. - I basically grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland - Hail to the Redskins :)

Monica K. said...

These are gorgeous, Sue Ann. I love the Christmas tree with snowflakes and the gift card holder looks so cool! You kids are so, so adorable!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Love your gift card holder, especially the tree on the front. Super cute. I LOVE the pics of the kids, and my heart melted when I read Emma's request for the Nutcracker! OMGosh what a sweetheart. Ava is as cute as cute can be, and that little vest she is wearing is so awesome! I had to chuckle a little at the group photo. I had so many captions going through my head (i.e. what the heck is this stuff?, or I'm not sure I really like this. or Take the dang picture and get us out of this!) LOL They are so amazingly adorable. Please give them extra hugs! Best, Curt

Cammie said...

Sue Ann, what a great card and gift card holder! Thanks for providing the detailed instructions too. But the best of this post are your precious children! BTW, glad you discovered your Stylish Blogger Award. Have a most joyous Christmas!

Nerina said...

Oh my I do love your tree - the snowflakes are such a beautiful decoration!! What an ELEGANT gift card holder! Such a treat to receive!

Your children are just too beautiful for words! Wow! (and I adore that argyle sweater on such a LITTLE man!!) Merry Christmas and every happiness to you all! :0)

Huguenot Girl said...

Sue Ann, hope you had a great Christmas. I just love your card and how you have used the Peace Be Still snowflakes on the Christmas Tree die. I got the die too but couldn't get inspirted to use it - will have to be next year now! Best wishes for 2011. Nicole x

Debbie Gaydos said...

LOVE that gift card holder Sue Ann! I found this post from Stephanie's blog, and just posted my own version of the gift card holder. Thanks for the inspiration!!