Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fun gift idea!

Hey everyone!  I have been busy making these gifts for teachers and friends!!  I was inspired by Robyn over at My Pink Stamper!  She said she made 72 of these one year to give away (times 4 cards each, WOW!) I will leave a link at the end of this post so you can get some more ideas from her video.

I have made 12 packages so far and hope to get another dozen done this week.  It went surprisingly fast!!

I kept these cards SIMPLE so they would be super easy to make and mass produce.  It was sooo hard for me not to ink all of the edges, glitter, and add glossy accents! LOL!  My goal was to keep it simple and I did.  Each package contains one of each of the card designs and envelopes (4 cards and envelopes in each package).

Here are some pictures of each card and some directions:

Thanks snow much!:

I used the George cartridge to cut ovals for the snowman head (2.07 w by 1.65 h) and body (2.51 w by 2.07 h)  The hat comes from Winter Woodland (2.87 w by 2.88 h).  I tied a 'scarf' with Toadally Green Crinkle Ribbon and used the Martha Stewart doily edge punch. The stamps are from My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen.

This is how it looks on my Gypsy.  I didn't do pages with this file, but that would have made it easier.  (I did pages on the other cards!)

While all of the little pieces were cutting, I cut the card base and pieces, then punched the doily edge.  Then I did all of the stamping and then assembled everything assembly line style.  It went super fast!

Birthday Cupcake:

This card was very easy.  I cut the cupcake from the Sweet Treats cartridge at  3.5 inches and the stamped sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

Monster Truck Card:

I cut the truck from the Boys will be Boys cartridge at 2.5 inches (3.84 w by 2.5 h on the gypsy) and the stamped sentiments came from My Pink Stamper.  I used decorative edge scissors to trim the white edge. The green square is on the Boys will be Boys cartridge and is one of the layers that goes with the truck. 

Here is how I laid some of this out on my Gypsy:

I did use pages on this so each color of cardstock had its own page.  This made it easier when it was time to cut!  Also, I was surprised how little cardstock I used.  Because I crammed as many pieces on as possible using my Gypsy, I had very little left over scraps. All of my cardstock came from Crate Paper except the white and black.

Moo-chas Gracias!:

I cut the cow from Create a Critter at 3.0 inches.  The grass was cut from the Paper Doll Dress ups cartridge and stretched on my Gypsy to 5.53 wide by 1 inch high.  (Perfect for a 5 1/2 inch wide card. The stamp is once again from My Pink Stamper.  (I love her stamps!)

After all of the cards were finished, I put the envelopes and cards in a 6x8 bag and folded the top of the bag over once.  It is a tight fit, but they do fit!

For the toppers I cut the green cardstock 6 inches by 5 inches. (6 1/4 inches wide would be better, but since the cardstock is 12x12, I would be wasting a lot of cardstock.)   Then, I folded it  in half and stapled to the bag.  Next, I cut a strip of candy cane cardstock (6 inches by 1/2 inch) and adhered it to cover the staples.  I stamped Merry Christmas and then added the tags (cut at 2.62 w by 2.90 h - outer scallop circle) from Mini Monograms.

 I really enjoyed making all of these cards and can't wait to give them away!!

Click here to see Robyn's post showing her packages of cards! (Video)

Have a wonderful day!


  1. WOW you have been busy! I saw this video and have been working on my sets as well...I am two cards in to my set and have the third card designed on my gypsy...I do need bigger bags as the clear bags I have will hold a MAX of 3 cards and leave little room for a topper...did you get your bags at Michaels?

  2. I bought my bags at a place called xpedx.

    Here is their website so you can see if there is a store near you.

    I think I paid about $2.00 for 100 bags.

  3. These are soo cute!! Love the snowmans little face!!

  4. Awesome job on these! I wish it looked this

  5. Wow!, those are so cute!!! You're about as busy as I am! LOL!

  6. Very cute! I love the snowman!!

  7. Wow! You have been super busy! Those are so cute, and your recipients will be thrilled!

  8. Oh my, what a busy little lady you have been!!! I can't imagine making all those cards for gifts. Amazing, I am having a hard time just doing my own Christmas cards! And they are all adorable! Love it.

  9. this is just wonderful....i better start with my cards too. I am way behind on everything, lol.

    you did a "as always" beautiful job :)

  10. WOW! These turned out GREAT ! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. These are adorable! I am working on the same type of thing!

    Love your blog and your craftiness! I've left a blog award for you on my blog! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    Kristy @

  12. This is great idea.. Thank you.. I will be (card idea taking hee hee) doing this for family and friends.. SO super cute.. Adorable..
    Nicole :)


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