Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Secret Santa Gift Idea

Hi, everyone! The countdown to Christmas is on and I've been busy making cards for relatives and co-workers. Next week, we are having our annual Holiday Breakfast at work and there is always an option to participate in the secret Santa gift exchange. You're supposed to bring a $10 gift that is wrapped in a paper bag and you have no idea in advance who will receive your gift.


I decided to make a collection of handmade Christmas cards as my gift in the exchange using the Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas stamps and dies. The set includes four cards, or two of each design seen here:


The card was designed as follows:

Cut white card stock with a stitched rectangle die, then add the window using the birch tree cover die. You can run both dies through your Big Shot at the same time to save time.


For the icy layer underneath, I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste to a 4" x 2.75" piece of card stock. Once dry, I centered it on the red card base with double-sided tape. The white die cut panel is centered and secured on top with foam tape.

The images are colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating dies. I added glossy accents to the light bulbs, red stickles to the Santa hat and crystal drops to the reindeer noses.


I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white card stock in Real Red dye ink, cut the banner edge using my hexagon punch and secured it to the card front with double-sided tape. Lastly, the critters are secured in the lower right corner with foam tape.



Not knowing who will receive this gift, I didn't know if they would prefer a sentiment on the inside or not so each design has one with an inside sentiment and one that was left blank.


Instead of trying to find some random $10 gift at a store, I figured making these would only cost me my time to create them. I hope whoever the lucky recipient is enjoys the cards as much as I enjoyed crafting them.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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5 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the MarkerPOP challenge!

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  2. What a fabulous Christmas cards gift set. The cards look amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  3. i bet whoever gets these will LOVE them! i love all the little details you added- so sweet :) Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  4. very cute, love the shimmer paste behind the trees. thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge.
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  5. These are so cute .... and what a great little gift. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx

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