Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do One Thing Everyday That Makes You Happy!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope your week is going well for you.  Well...have you done something today that makes you happy?  I really love this sentiment from the Pink by Design stamp set Gratitude and thought it would be perfect for my gift card holder....


I could not decide on a birthday gift for a friend who is also a crafter.  So, what do you buy a crafter who already has so many crafting toys?  You get a gift card from a craft store, of course!  So, let me tell you how I put this together...

* I created a tag using the Cricut cartridge, "Tags, Bags, Boxes & More".  I used the tag image from page 89 and cut it out at 6.5 inches.
*  I covered my tag on both sides with the striped paper and inked up the edges using Distress Ink in "Worn Lipstick"
* Next, I created a pocket from the polka dot paper, cutting a square 3.5 inches tall.  I inked up the edges and ran a strip of double sided tape along the top of my pocket.  Then I gathered my green ribbon into pleats using the tape to temporarily hold it in place.  Next, I used my sewing machine to stitch the pocket to my tag on three sides....


* Now, it's time to decorate!  I used the Cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy" to create a mat for my little Cricut cartridge.  I used the image from page 34 and cut it at 3.5 inches.  I covered the green layer with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on Martha Stewart coarse glitter in "Crystal".
* The Circut cartridge is from "Cricut Everyday" and is cut at 3.25inches.  I found the Cricut face at this same size to be just too small to work with, so I cut him out at 5.5 inches...


* My sentiment label is also from "Art Philosophy".  I used the label from page 63 and cut it at 1.5 inches.  The green layer was covered with a layer of Glossy Accents and more Martha Stewart coarse glitter.
* I added more bright green ribbon through the holes at the top of my gift tag.
* A gift card from my friend's favorite craft store is the finishing touch...


And there you go! I hope you enjoyed my little project for today!  I hope you do something today that makes you happy!
Until next time,

17 comments:

  1. Well, looking at this can count as my one thing....absolutely adorable. Such a perfect tag and gift. Too fun!

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  2. This is very pretty! And- such a good idea

    Melissa
    myscraphour.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh Tanya....this is just darling! Super duper!

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  4. Oh Tanya... You shouldn't have! For me?!? Oops. Wow! That's embarrassing. My birthday was in January. Hee! Hee! Oh well. I will print a picture because this is such a cute design! Gift cards are great, but the hand made card is what will make that gift! It's so great!!!

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  5. The perfect way to present a gift card! I so love love love it!!!! All the glitter and shine and I love how you gathered the ribbon. :)

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  6. Cute! You are right, that is a great sentiment!

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  7. What a wonderful idea! Your gift card holder is absolutely adorable!--Pat N.

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  8. You've hit on the perfect gift and delivery system for a fellow crafter. This is awesome. Just love that bug.

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  9. Such a cute gift idea. Love the Cricut bug head. Glad I found you thru Pink Cricut. Dana
    papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  10. Super duper cute!

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  11. This is such a fun little project Tanya!AWESOME job with the Cricut bug,TOO CUTE!:)

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  12. I love this!! Cute tag and adorable cricut head-your friend will love it and the gift card! Super cute Tanya!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  13. That is adorable Tanya. I love that you used your sewing machine for this project. I brought mine out last week - tried to make a ruffle shirt, I think I will just buy one instead, haha!

    Love your gift card holder - it is great. Your friend is going to love it!!!

    Hope you are doing well.

    Eva

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  14. This is soooo CUTE!!! I LOVE the pocket... :O) Hey! My birthdays next month if you want to send me one of these! tehehehee :o)

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  15. This is so cute, Tanya! What a fabulous way to present a gift card. Such a super sentiment too!

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