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,


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

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


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

  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!!!

  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. :)

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

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

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

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

  10. Super duper cute!

    Be blessed, Beckie

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

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

  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.


  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)

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

  16. This is SUPER cute! I love it!


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