I think those Jingle Belles are trying to kill me. This week's challenge is to make a shaped card, and rectangles or squares don't count. Lauren and Stef, aka: The Jingle Belles, outdid themselves, so for me to make a plain old round card, or a triangle, or whatever, would just be wrong. I needed something a little different, so I went hunting for just the right thing. I might have found it with this:
It's a beanie gift card holder that I found here on Splitcoast. I not only read the directions, I watched the video, and then I made one. I, of course, didn't do it the same way as the instructions, because, well, that would be boooring, right?
I didn't use pretty paper; instead I used plain old red card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with an impressions plate. For the band, instead of a piece of card stock and a strip of decorative paper, I took the hard road and chose to use felt. I stuck it to a piece of card stock for stability, then tried to cut the top edge with scalloped scissors ... well, at least it's not plain, there's that.
Here it is open:
Ta-da! A faux gift card inside! It's kinda cute, I think. Oh, those buttons were added at the end; I decided the whole thing was very blah without patterned papers, so I added some buttons for color and called it done.
I'm anxious to see what everyone else will cook up for their shaped cards. Why don't you play along? Hmmm? :)
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