Tuesday, December 14, 2010

All Wrapped Up for The Play Date Cafe

I know I said I was finished with Christmas cards, but I made some Christmas tags for some gifts this morning and was inspired to whip up one more card. I'm sure I will end up needing it anyway, I always do. :) I love the color combo from this week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe:
I am wrapping a lot of gifts in purple this year so I thought it would be a great mix for the tags I was making. I used Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.  As I was thinking about a layout for the card, it hit me...why not just make one that just looked like a gift box? Then I could incorporate one of the fun tags I made onto the card. 

I love the Tags 'til Christmas set because it coordinates so well with a lot of different punches, including the new Decorative Label punch. I love, love, LOVE this punch! What is really fun is that you can actually layer the punch with a little creativity...and this cool video tutorial from Angela McKay's blog, North Shore Stamper. I also used the Medium Oval punch to punch out the "Dec. 25th" in Pacific Point, then added some Glass Glitter, jewels and popped it up on the tag. I also used some Electric Blue Smooch Spritz on the embossed background for some added sparkle.

(For the gift tags I made, I also punched-out another tag in white card stock and attached it to the back of the tag. I did this so I could both cover up the layered punch AND so I had a place to write the names of the gift recipients.)
 Here is the inside, jazzed up with some felt snowflakes and the sentiment from the Snow Swirled set:
Hope you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your day today! :)

SU! Supply List: 
Stamps: Tags 'til Christmas, Snow Swirled (sentiment)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point classic ink
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turqiouse and Pacific Point card stock
Accessorories: Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Decorative Label XL punch, Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, Silver elastic cord (ret.), Silver glass glitter and Jewels
Non-SU! Accessories: Electric Blue Smooch Spritz, felt snowflake border 


  1. Beautiful card! Love the inside details. I never remember to pay attention to the inside!

  2. That color combination is wonderful!!! So pretty. Love your card too. AND I checked out the video!! That's great to know how to layer that punch!! Thanks for the info on that one.

  3. Beautiful card, love the color, it really pops.

  4. This is beautiful! Although the colors are not traditional Christmas colors. They work! Your layout and use of elements are stunning. I love how used the tag from Tags til Christmas. Just Brilliant! TFS

  5. Beautiful card! I love the texture and the felt snowflakes.

  6. Gorgeous gift-box card, Anne! I love how it came out. Might have to CASE this in the future. You worked those colors beautifully. And that tag with the glass glitters....ooh aaaah....love it, love it!

  7. I just love this Anne Marie - like you I have wrapped in purples this year. I guess we are both very trendy. :D

    I have punch envy though - we don't have that one in our catalogue yet...maybe it will be in the next mini :)

  8. Beautiful Card and i like the TAG. Your "inside" of the cards are always so lovely.

  9. Wow this is gorgeous! Love the colors and those snowflakes too!

  10. This one made me say "Oh!" Absolutely stunning. You are very creative and always think outside the box. I love you!

  11. Fabulous, easy and mailable! A perfect combination! I love it!

  12. This is gorgeous!! Very winter-y and cold! LOL!!

  13. love the tinsel effect...beautiful card!

  14. This is really pretty! I just love that chunky glitter!!

  15. So pretty! That chunky glitter rocks... I love how you put it all together and your tags.. super cool!


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Anne Marie