Monday, September 13, 2010

Holiday Spirit Sentiments 5

Hi Friends!!! It's Day 5 already...where does the time go?  Is it me or does each release time go by faster?  Well today is a treat.  I have stamped many of the sentiments on the focal background of my card today. They just screamed to be used in this manner!!

Today's project is a fun project for everyone.  I started with a fresh colour combo and it became my inspiration for the entire project.  Last year my kids made these really neat stocking ornaments at our local museum last December where we learned about a pioneer Christmas.  We got to see all the toys and decorations that were made for the family in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  It was that experience that inspired me to create the felt gift certificate ornament...of course there weren't gift cards in the early days (maybe IOUs...) but I figured I would put a 2000s twist on it.

I wanted to show you that you can either have the GC showing or you can hide it...

The How To... (you can follow along in the instructions)

  1. Create card base and layers. Create impression on card base.
  2. Stamp sentiments with VersaMark and apply clear emboss.  Heat set.
  3. Stamp sentiment on die cut tag.
  4. Attach ribbon.
  5. Attach snowflake die and threaded button.
  6. Adhere all layers.


  1. Cut ornament from cardstock.  Trace on felt using a marker.  Cut. Repeat. (see above photos)
  2. Cut a slit in the center of one of the ornament cut outs.
  3. Now that you have two ornaments in felt, place over top of each over and punch holes around the edges. (refer to photo above)
  4. Attach buttons.
  5. Stamp sentiment on ribbon.
  6. Thread ornament with waxy thread (or thread of your choice).
  7. Attach thread at the top of the ornament and tie a knot.

Stamp Set(s):  Holiday Spirit Sentiments by PTI available September 15th,
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Plum Pudding by PTI, Lavender Moon by PTI, Raspberry Fizz by PTI
Patterned Paper: Beautiful Blooms by PTI
Ink: True Black by PTI
Accent: Waxy Thread, Tread by PTI, Buttons by PTI, Felt by PTI, Ribbon by PTI
Tools:Hole Punch by Fiskars, Needle , Heat Embosser, Tags by Spellbinders, Impression Plate by PTI

Thanks again for stopping by!  I look forward to catching up with you this evening in the forums.



Angela (jellybean74) said...

Love it!!!! Great color combo!!! I may have to case this idea for the ornament!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome projects!!! Love the felt ornament gift card holder!

Jessie said...

Love love your project!! The felt ornament is so cool!

sami said...

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Villas in Bali said...

thanks..i will try to copied your holiday card...very nice..

Marge said...

What a fun card & clever gift card! I feel so lucky to have been the Day 1 winner -- can't wait to receive Holiday Spirit Sentiments!!!

Charmaine said...

Love the ornament gift card holder...fabulous idea.


cedargirl said...

That gift card holder is perfect. Just adorably pretty!

Meredith said...

LOVE the felt ornament, and it's origin!! Might have to copy that one ;)

I just read your mum's success story in the previous post, and think it's just awesome that she is achieving her goals. I have struggled with weight for the past 10 years or so, and am finally starting to see the pounds drop after having my second baby. I know what a struggle this is, and it took gallstones in my pregnancy for me to be forced to make a change in my life - and the emotional rewards are incredible! Congratulations to your mum, she must be so proud, as you clearly are! Thanks for sharing her inspirational story!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What great projects love them both!!!

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Very, very, very cute ! TFS, Alli !

Michelle said...

I love the colour combo and the pretty felt project! super cool...