Thursday, 1 December 2011

{Retro} Christmas Tags & Gift Card Holders

First off let me apologize...I am working on a 'borrowed' computer, mine had to take a trip to the {computer} Doctors at Future Shop {crying}...I miss it very much.  So, I am apologizing for not being able to 'link' to or name some of the websites that I mention because they are all on my poor baby.

'A Very Retro Christmas'
Recently I came across the blog, Kewl Beans, where she demonstrated how to do image transfers. Not being one to stamp and colour, I decided that this may be right up my alley, so I decided to give it a try.  I found these wonderful, retro images on-line {freebies} and thought that they matched up wonderfully with the 12 Days of Christmas paper by My Mind's Eye!
'Hi Fella' Tag
My tag shape comes from Staples manila know, the ones you can buy 500 for $1.  I traced it on MMEs paper, cut it out and mounted the rest.  A couple of 'Jingle Bells' from a wreath I purchased at WalMart.
'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' Tag
'Retro Girl' Tag
The gift card envelopes started with a trip to the vet.  Sassie needed some pills and they came in a teenie, tiny envelope.  I pulled it all apart, traced it out on some MME paper, added an image transfer and a brad...and voila! a gift card holder. {they hold your typical, credit card size gift card}

'Hi Fella' & 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' Gift Card Holders
The Backside

The Template
{I hope, if you want this, it comes out the right size}
Fold paper along all dotted lines.
Tape flaps B and C together.
Tape flap D onto flaps B and C.
Fold flap A down, but DO NOT tape shut...this is the opening.
The 'circle' is where I punched my hole for the brad

I highly suggest trying the image transfer, I LOVED it and will definitely be doing more of it in days to come.  My images, although I am not exactly sure of the site I found them on, were googled using the words FREE CHRISTMAS CARD of luck, and if they were your images Thank You! and please leave a comment letting me know.

I will be entering the envelopes in the weekly challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow!
Happy December!

ALSO, I have just had a {little} project published in Enchanting Creations magazine! I hope you'll stop in an check it out! {page 88-89} 


  1. Great tags & envelopes. Congratulations, your page in the online magazine looks great.

  2. like the tags and the Gift Card envelopes you used...thanks for sharing with us.

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