Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I Believe


"I believe in Santa Claus / I believe in Santa Claus  / I believe there's always hope when all seems lost / And I believe in Santa Claus / I believe in Santa Claus, I'll tell you why I do / 'Cause I believe that dreams and plans and wishes can come true / I believe in miracles, I believe in magic too / Oh I believe in Santa Claus..." ~from the ever famous Dolly Parton

Not entirely sure Santa would bring a Visa Gift Card but...



It's Tuesday and that means that there is another fabulous sketch and corresponding challenge up over at Skipping Stones Design! I went ahead and made another gift card holder card because I liked the first one so much! The dots on the kraft baggie are from the Garden Kiss Stamp set, and the sentiment is from Christmas Song. For more inspiration and challenge rules, plus information on the prize, please check out the Skipping Stones Blog!

I just adore this Canvas Corp paper, we were so lucky to team up with them this month! I knew right away that this paper would be perfect current JUGS Color Challenge! Love traditional holiday colors as much as I love the un-traditional colors. I pulled out a fun and whimsical pattern and added some selective stamping right on the little bag. So glad that this challenge came when it did too, because I usually shy away from the fun and whimsical but that paper just kept calling my name!!


Only two more days until my tenth wedding anniversary, four more days until my first born turns eight and five more days until Christmas! Ack! I'm trying to keep sane, how about you?

35 comments:

  1. Ahh...you have a seriously busy week! And so many fabulous things to celebrate! Happy anniversary to you and your hubby and happy birthday to your oldest!

    I love the polka dots on the craft paper! Such an awesome sketch! And...I love the paper :)!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  2. wow, you've got a busy week! congrats on you big anniversary, karen! hb to son #1, too!

    and this is the cutest gc holder ever:)

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  3. Only four more days until *my* firstborn turns 13!!! So spent Christmas Eve (plus Christmas Day) in the hospital, too, huh?

    Cute quick card. I love how you used that sweet little kraft bag as a gift card holder!

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  4. What a special week you'll have, Karen! Love your cute card! Just remember to keep breathing . . . :)

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  5. What an exciting week! Enjoy! Love your gift card holder!! Also really like the papers you used!!

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  6. this is just adorable...and that cute paper from canvas corp...I love it...

    Merry Christmas 🎅

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  7. Fun... Love the polka dots on this one and that paper is too fun! And where did you find the perfect paper clip? (Please tell me the junk drawer).

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  8. Karen, this is fabulous! I love the polka dots!

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  9. Adorable! I love that mini clothespin!

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  10. This is so cute! I love the gift holder idea!!! If santa is smart he'd bring gift cards - they rock ;)

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  11. Who wouldn't LOVE this as a gift and card all in one??!!!

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  12. Now if only Santa did leave Visa Gift Cards for us all...! :)
    What a fab way to give a gift and a card at once!
    Sounds like you're gonna be busy celebrating in the next few days! Congrats on the upcoming wedding anniversary!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  13. beautiful card. love the kraft panel over colorful patterned paper and the gift pocket design. You have a busy week ahead of you. Congrats on your anniversary.

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  14. This is such a great card! Love those festive patterned trees and the sweet polka dots! Wow~you have a lot to celebrate... an anniversary,a birthday and Christmas! Have a happy and merry everything!!!

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  15. love those polka dots! Fabulous card, Karen!

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  16. lots of reasons to celebrate at your house! Cute way to give a gift card!

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  17. Very cute! Love the polka dots on the bag.

    So many wonderful reasons to celebrate! Happy anniversary!

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  18. Check out your fun card...LOVE the great patterned paper! Sounds like you're going to be very busy...happy early anniversary!!

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  19. love the kraft bag as a gift card holder.

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  20. love festive paper you used and the little bag is too cute. never thought of using them for gift cards. thanks for the inspiration, Karen! you are amazing!

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  21. How clever to use the bag as a gift bag holder! Great card!!

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  22. Very cute, love that patterned paper and that is a very clever gift card holder!

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  23. This is so cute and fun! I am not succeeding in the sane department right now! Too much left to do and more family coming in town! Eek!

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs and a Big Happy Birthday to your son!

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  24. aww! this is really cute- and still you! :)
    Not sure HOW you could be sane with all that coming!!! WOW!

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  25. heeheehee...I know the feeling, my son turned 17 today!
    Love your Card Karen ;-)

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  26. Very pretty, love the little pocket here.. With the 'VIsa' gift! LOL :-)
    Sorry bout not being at your blog often, but Christmas has been killing me;-) Everyday I end up feeling like I just did a million things, and I just drop right into bed! Hope you are more relaxed Karen...

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  27. Super cute card!!! Love the pocket idea!!!... Happy Early Anniversary to you karen!!!.... hugs..xoxo

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  28. Great way for a gift card holder! You have a sane (:)) week or so! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  29. THIS is positively fun, Karen! Festive AND delightful... {and JUST my size! LOL!} YOU are always SUCH an inspiration, Karen! THANKS, sooooo much, for sharing your talent with Just Us Girls! Yipeeeeeee!

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  30. Ca.UTE. I need to find some of those bags!!! Love this gc holder idea.

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  31. Awesome card! I love your take on the sketch! :)

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