Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Krafty Christmas


My Christmas gift hunt was on for the perfect coloring book and crayons. Something new and exciting, out of the normal...something that would fascinate a five year old boy. My search was a success, the little boy loved both the items and promptly decided he wanted to work on his book, and that I needed to help him. Fast forward elven years and this little boy, now my nephew, is about two feet taller than me and deciding on collages. Teenage boys. What can you get them for Chirstmas besides the electronics that cost an arm and leg? What would they be happy to receive? A gift card! Gas, food, clothes...Can't go wrong with a gift card!


Skipping Stones Design has a new sketch artist for December, the fabulous Jen del Muro, and our guests are Tosha Leyendekker, Windy Robinson and Kendra Sand.  We have the pleasure of teaming up with the amazing Canvas Corp this month too! An early Christmas gift! Please come and join us with a creation of your own following the sketch for a chance to win! There is a ton of inspiration over on the Skipping Stones Design blog and Canvas Corp blog!


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I also have a what I think is a really fun tutorial that will go up over on the May Arts Blog, perfect for the holiday season. I call it "ribbon smashing"! Did I pique your curiosity?  Please check it out over on the May Arts Blog! There is a giveaway on the general blog too, as May Arts is sponsoring the Ribbon Carosoul Challenge this week!

43 comments:

  1. I have those little bags and have been staring at them for ages trying to figure out how I wanted to use them and you've definitely inpsired me Karen! And yes...perfection...my 14 year old, "Mom, I really just want gift cards." You nailed it!

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  2. This is so perfect - love the idea!!

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  3. Super pretty project. Love it.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  4. Oooh love the colors! Love the pocket on the front and thank goodness for gift cards! :) Makes shopping so much easier.

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  5. very cute...Love that little pocket and I love that paper...

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  6. Yup, they get to a certain age, and that's all they want! Love the pop of red on the kraft, Karen! Wonderful card! :)

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  7. What a great gift card holder. I buy all my nieces and nephews as well as my son gift cards. They are always the right fit and don't have to be returned.

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  8. So super fun Karen! I LOVE the stamping on Kraft, so perfect!

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  9. What a great idea to put a gift card in this card... and the kraft, swoon, my fav color combo.

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  10. Superb card!!! I am in the same boat with my 14 yr old. Gift cards and clothes are certainly the way to go. :-)

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  11. Now that's a fun gift card holder! Love your yummy combo too!
    And ribbon smashing is AWESOME! :)

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  12. I'm resorting to a gift card for my teenage niece this year. I go with the theory that although I'm a cool aunty, I'm not quite cool enough to pick out the perfect, modern, hip present! LOL!
    This holder is super and great for guys and gals of any age!
    Off to check out ribbon smashing now...
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  13. great stamping on kraft. Perfect card for a teenager.

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  14. love your take on the sketch with the cute little bag! Just adorable!

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  15. You come up with some awesome ideas! I love the gift card pouch right on the front cover of the card. Very smart!

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  16. Love the background stamping and brilliant idea for the little bag. I popped over to May Arts and love your tutorial too... will definitely give that a try :)

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  17. Love the cute pocket Karen and the fab masculine design, sure makes receiving a gift card more enjoyable :)
    Smashed ribbons sounds interesting!!!
    Jenny x

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  18. love the gift card holder - and especially love that background!

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  19. Great idea for those little bags! Super cute and fun card!

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  20. This turned out so cute. Anyone would love a gift card for christmas!

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  21. TERRIFIC idea!!! wonderful gift card holder!

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  22. Love the pocket idea... its a pretty card Karen... hugs..xoxo

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  23. Karen.......Absolutely love your GC card! Too cute!

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  24. that background is fabulous. love the pocket idea, too. super card for a teenage boy!

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  25. That little bag is adorable...even if it is for a boy! And you're right, what better gift for a teenage boy!

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  26. have to say. super cool technique over at May Arts, girl! really love it! you are an inspiration, Karen!

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  27. I love this little bag for a gift card and what a perfect way to give it WITH a card! :)

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  28. Karen, This is an awesome gift card holder!!! Love the pops of red and the diamond stamped pocket!
    Love the Tag and technique over at the May Arts blog!

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  29. gift cards are thee best...love what you've done...

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  30. its itunes gc for my nephews:) love your krafty cute gc holder, karen:)

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  31. Awesome guy card and you're right - can't go wrong with a gift card. (Although I think you should give him a colouring book too for old time's sake!) :)

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  32. I love this Karen. I am thinking of stealing your idea for some Gift Card packaging!! Great job!!

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  33. Love that you made your card a gift card holder!! Perfect for a teenager and sure to bring a smile!! Charming!!

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  34. Wow! This looks fabulous! A gift card is a great idea.

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  35. Lovely card.. :)... love the background and love the pocket and faux stitching.. how fun! :)

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  36. Thanks so much for the well wishes.. :) this is simply perfect.. I love the kraft and the white stitching totally brings everything together.:) hugs

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  37. Gift card is a great idea, I myself need to make a few cards to hold gift cards. Yours turned out beautiful! Like the design. Great colors used!

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  38. Amazing pocket idea! And I love all the Kraft.

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  39. So clever to use the bag as a gift card holder! Red/kraft/black is one of my favorite combos and I love what you have done with it here.

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