Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday H{ippity} Hop

Hi everyone! It's Monday and time for another H{ippity} Hop! It's my first hop as a member of the DT! Be sure to go to the {ippity} blog to see the master list.

My project is also for this week's H{ippity} Hop challenge from our gal, Eva, which is to make a gift card holder. Believe it or not, I have never done this. So I used a template from Tori Wild that I found through Julee's blog! Man, I love the resources you can find on blogs!!I started by chosing the pattern paper, I sooooo love this Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket. I think it's my FAVORITE paper from 2009! I used the frame image and sentiment from {ippity}'s Just Wanted to Say set. With this frame image, you don't need to have the Nestabilities to create frames, just stamp and cut it out!! I accidentally stamped the sentiment slightly off the center, so I added a small cut out flower from a piece of the pattern paper for some balance. I also cut out a flower/leaves to accent the inside.

The ribbon is some twill that I bought at Big Lots a long time ago for $1 and now it's all the rage! What up? LOVE it when that happens!! Here is a detail picture. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop around and check out all the {ippity} goodness!!

P.S. Straight from The Heart sets are in stock now! Just in time for Valentine's cards. AND I made up a special Valentine's cardmaking kit, check out all the deets on my Ippity bloggy.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Because of You, Just Wanted to Say ({ippity} stamps)
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Ridinghood Red
Paper - Vintage Cream, Ridinghood Red, Early Bird pattern paper
Accessories - twill, rhinestones, button from the Fire Engine collection

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36 comments:

  1. I LOVE this, it is so beautiful!!! PERFECT gift card holder.

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  2. I love this paper too!! I just have to finish my addiction to Eskimo Kisses and Jolly by Golly!! LOL I love this GC idea...I have to make a quick one for my paper carrier so I may CASE!! Gorgeous ribbon and button treatment...just yummy!!

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  3. Love everything about this! Gorgeous!!

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  4. So adorable Michelle! Luv the slanted cuff inside and all of your details make this so awesome! Merry Christmas!

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  5. LOVE it!!!! Everything is Perfect!

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  6. Michelle, this is gorgeous...I love the design. I have to try it out for sure!!! Love it! Hugs, Eva

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  7. Michelle--this is such a beautiful card!!!!!!!!! Love everything about it:)

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  8. BEAUTIFUL! Such a gorgeous GC holder! Love the stunning use of colors!!!

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  9. oooo and ahhh! love the belly band you created and Early Bird is one of my faves too! great work!

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  10. So pretty Michelle! I may have to case this one!!!

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  11. aww, this is darling! Those details on the inside are incredible! smiles...

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  12. Love it!! thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Oh wow! I love that paper, and how you decorated the inside. I never get lucky enough that my dollar finds become all the rage! LOL!
    ~ky

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  14. Ohhh!!! Love that twill and color combo!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Michelle. Love the DP too.

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  16. Me again, I have something on my blog for you Michelle, if you'd like to pop around to collect it.x

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  17. This is just amazing and stunning and perfect and WOW!! I LOVE everything about this. I need to make one of these and I"m definitely using yours as reference. :D

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  18. Wonderfully done, Michelle! I've never made this style of card holder. May have to as I need one for my mom's Christmas pressie. Lovely DP and finishing touches are lovely as always :D

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  19. I think this card is beautiful...when they had the design team call, I knew after your first ippity posts that you should/would be on it...congrats!

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  20. Wonderful gift card holder Michelle!
    Early bird dp is one of my fave too!
    Thanks for more inspiration!

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  21. Great gift card holder! I love the card closure!

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  22. WOW!!! This is fantastic and so beautifully done, Michelle! Lovely work! Merry Christmas and Blessings for a Wonderful 2010 to you and yours!

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  23. Very, very cute card! Can't go wrong with Cosmo Cricket Early Bird!!

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  24. this is wonderful-love the colors, your bow, and the closure!

    your cupcake card below is to die for, too!

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  25. This is exactly why you are an {ippity} DT chick - you ROCKED this challenge! My fav gift card holder amongst all so far! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent friend! HUGS!

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  26. Holy smokes! This is so cute!! Love it!

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  27. Very beautiful, Michelle! Love the colors, gorgeous bow and the gift card closer!

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  28. I love everything about this MIchelle!

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  29. This is just GORGEOUS Michelle!! I love the layout of this card holder. I'm totally going to have to try this one out. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas with your family. :-)

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  30. WOW!!! What a fabulous gift card holder!!!! Love the twill and that yummy bow and button embellie!!! The belly band is awesome - what a fab way to close the holder!!! LOVE the paper you chose too!!!! :)

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