Monday, October 22, 2012

New To You!

It's the BIG day... the GRAND BEGINNING of ABC Challenges! How exciting is that!?!?!?!?

October 22 - 29

Theme: New to You!
Create cards using something that is new to you.

I love trying new things - new recipes, new decorating ideas for my home, new experiences, and new ideas in my cardmaking. I think doing something new is invigorating. So I love love LOVE this challenge! I hope you will, too!

Since the holidays will be here before we know it, I decided to try to make a gift-card holding card. I actually have made one once before, but this one is quite different from that one. This one incorporates to half-circle punches that hold the card in place. (But you'll have to wait for the picture of the inside of my card to see that.)

Here's my card:

I thought the circle punches went perfectly with the circle designer paper.

I used an old (retired) Stampin' UP! stamp set for the images.

Here's the inside of my card:

I'm sorry - I wanted to use a Chirstmas'y gift card for the photo, but I didn't have one. UGH! But a girl's addiction to Starbuck's surely makes a Starbuck's gift card of any kind the perfect gift card, right?

I actually made a different card (similar, but it was vertical, while this one is horizontal) first. It didn't suit. But I thought I'd show it to you, too.

Here it is:

I made the gift card holder a seperate piece for the vertical card, since the orientation didn't fit for a gift card.

Now, I can't wait to see what NEW thing you're going to try. Please be sure to go the the ABC Challenges blog and read the details of how to participate... and then get inky! It's going to be so much fun!!!

Images: Stampin' UP! Deer Friends
Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Penguin Pals
Ink: Memento Green and Red
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper: Cloud 9 Seasonal Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Ribbon and Recollections Rhinestones


  1. Jeanette, Cute and Fun! I need to remember this idea also, makes a great gift card holder

  2. Very Cute Jeanette. I love this and will have to try it!

  3. Love how your gift card turned out. I like the idea that it's an actual card. I usually make mine smaller and I like yours much better than mine.

  4. Gorgeous Christmas papers Jeanette!!! Love your cards!!!

  5. Totally neat gift card holder and card! Love the circle theme and your layout is so cute. I'll have to give this a try. TFS

  6. Love this Jeanette, but ironically I prefer the vertical card !

  7. very cute! I love all the circles :)

  8. Very cute! Love the circle theme!

  9. Your card has a great modern feel to it, and I love how you've made the gift card holder! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Fabby cards and excellent way to send a SB card!!