Tuesday, July 14, 2009

365 Cards Day 136 - ShortCuts Week

The challenge for today at 365 Cards is...black, white, and red all over. Which means you can ONLY use black, white, and red on your card. I had the added challenge of using ShortCuts product. I used a gift card holder. The holders come in kraft, cream, white, and black! Lucky me!

I found some bits and pieces of black, white, and red paper in my scrap bin that all had sort of an elegant, Victorian feel. I think these are all Little Yellow Bicycle. The ribbon was from my scrap bin too. The gift card holders are only about 4.25x3 inches, so are great for using scraps.

The ribbon has some lace on the edges...yummy! I also used some pearls and a sentiment that I made on the computer.

Here is a shot of the holder with the ribbon untied.

Here is the inside. The gift card I had was NOT black/white/red...but I wanted to show how the holder worked, so I had to use it!

I cut the hearts with a Spellbinders die, and the flowers were made with a Stampin' Up punch.

I added a strip of white paper so I could sign the card.

Here is another view of it. These gift card holders are wonderful to make! You can make them plain or fancy, for any theme, for men and kids! And they are so easy to put together! Hope you liked my black and white and red all over challenge.

Now here is another card from the MacMae July Card Kit!

I used more of the Jungle Bungle paper. Everything is from the kit except the sentiment. I printed that off my computer then cut it out with Spellbinders dies.

Tune in tomorrow for MORE ShortCuts and MacMae cards! I'll be here all week!


  1. Gloria
    Both cards are beautiful. What font did you use for the second one ?


  2. Okay, absolutely diggin' your gift card holder Gloria...wowza!!! sooo elegant and gorgeous!

    love, love, love your sassy mac mae kit card.....soooo adorable!

  3. The font for "Sweetie Pie" is called A Little Pot. I downloaded it from the 'net but cannot remember from where. I cannot find the file that has the birthday saying. I think the fonts are CK fonts tho.

  4. I love that gift card holder! The scrap papers were perfect!

    The MacMae kit card is so adorable! Great job on both!!

  5. holy moly!! that gift card holder is a gift within itself! it's GORGEOUS!! love the mac mae card too!

  6. Yummy is right - not just for the ribbon, but for your entire card. It's smashing! Now I really can't wait until my Shortcuts order arrives. :D

  7. Anonymous2:43 PM

    The gift card holder is stunning, and, as someone else on here said . . .a gift in itself!

  8. Your gift card holder is gorgeous Gloria. I love it. Lovin' your kit card too!!
    Michelle M