Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's the BELLA BIRTHDAY BASH!...

...and I'm so excited to be a part of it!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.
 

Today I am also combining my Crazy 4 Challenges post.  This week's Challenge is to create a GIFT CARD HOLDER.   I went through a few fancy templates, but decided that with the holidays fast approaching, I'd provide a mini-tutorial for a SUPER FAST and EASY GC Holder-seriously this couldn't be quicker!


I stamped the UBER Cute Solly-Tude stamp by Stamping Bella on neenah White CS and colored her in with my Copics.  The DP on the front here is Basic Grey Nook and Pantry-some of the YUMMIEST DP out there right now!





For my gift card holder, I took a 5 1/2 x 8" piece of Brown PTI Cardstock and scored it the long way at 1 1/2 inches, and then scored it in the middle lengthwise at 4".





I then cut 2 pieces of this ADORABLE Basic Grey Nook and Pantry DP and cut it 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 on the left side (the side you can write your greeting in) and then 3 1/2 by 3 on the right side.   I printed out a simple "To and From" on white paper to adhere to the flap of the gift card holder on the right side, where the card goes.



All you need to do to tape down the folder side is some strong adhesive and make two strips, one on each side of the flap.

Last but not least, I glued down some Berry Sorbet ribbon on the backside and fed it underneath the main image on the front to tie it all together, literally.  Seriously, the whole thing took me MAYBE 15 minutes.


Now, what's EVEN MORE fun about today's hop?  THE PRIZES!!!


Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog


Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to OLGA's blog!

Thanks so much for coming by, and as Em herself would say...MWAH!


142 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Jessica - this is one cute giftcard holder!!! Love it!!! The bella image is awesome too!!! Hugs ~S~

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE her Jess!! She is SO full of tude!! LOL! Awesome gift card holder too!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, fantastic coloring!

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is just wonderful, Jessica!!! One of my VERY fave color combos too!!! LOVE it!!!

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Jessica! I love it!

Laura Evans (llevans on SCS) said...

cute, cute, cute! Love the colors!

Karen Motz said...

Fabulous!!! LOVE the gift card holder idea...thank you for sharing the 'construction' tips!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Jessica, this is adorable! Oh my gosh I just love love love the template for the gift holder and you sweet Bella is wonderfuL!

Vicki

Espbfdl said...

This is great---love this whole card---thanks for sharing:)

Joy said...

love love love this!

Shirley N said...

That is a lovely GCH, very cute! Thanks for the nice tutorial!

Dana White said...

This is so cute - love this image & what a brilliant idea

Simone P. said...

Just perfect...love the image!

Dawn Mercedes said...

what a great wallet!!

Angie Williams said...

So cute! Love those colors!

laterg8r said...

love that it is a gift card holder too - gorgeous :D

Kim Y. said...

Ooo...Jess, I love this! I need to make one for my mom! Great idea! Super adorable image and you've colored her beautifully! Hope you have a great day, Jess!

Bammin' Designs said...

Great gift card holder and I can make a few of these now. Love that you included the instructions. Thanks so much.

GDP2001 said...

Fantastic!
love the color combo and the little surprise inside.
Great job!

Peggy said...

Awwww....Solly Tude is absolutely adorable!! Love the colors you used! I am going to have to try one of these gift card holders!

Debi said...

simply adorable!

Tammy said...

It's beautiful Jessica!
Thanks for the tut!

Tammy said...

It's beautiful Jessica!
Thanks for the tut!

Belinda said...

She is SO full of sass!Awesome gift card holder as well!!!

Tanya said...

Super cute as always!!!

margie c said...

Sassy and cute! I love it! Great coloring too :)

*Alison* said...

Oh wow.. I love the pink and brown together.. so cute.. I LOVE anything BELLA related.. HUGS

~ps.. I have some free Digital Stamps right now on my site... :)

Lindsy said...

DARLING gift card holder (and so creative too!!!)
I love the big bow =)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wowsers, those images are soooo darn cute, and your card is adorable!!! Way to go, Jess!

Jessabells said...

Oh I really like your g.c holder. Your card came out great too.

Kristin said...

You have inspired me to start making gift card holders!! Fab job.

Lynn said...

Great gift card holder!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

You always have the snazziest projects! I love this! Thanks for the play-by-play so we can try it.
~ky

Maria Matter said...

Adorable gift card holder!! Your coloring is amazing!!
blessings, Maria

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! I will have to make one...well a few for Christmas, lol.

Amy said...

Fabulous card Jess! Thanks so much for the tutorial... I am so going to be making a few of these! :)

maiahs_momma said...

Love what you created :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Leslie W. said...

How cute! Who ever gets this will love it!

Nicole said...

yummy card!! love the colors and the bow

arlene said...

Your coloring is stunning. Love this gift card holder.

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow what a great project. love the tutorial and the image is so cute too!

Anita said...

Adorable project...I just love it!

Steph K (booga3) said...

What a darling project! Your tutorial is FAB!

Barbara said...

Seriously CUTE, Jessica!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous gift card holder Jessica. Love the great colors. TFS!

Donna said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous Jess...Ummmm That's all I keep seeming to say when I visit you!!! LOL! But it's true...another gorgeous creation...You rocked the hop!! Xx

sueincanada said...

Super cute card and great card holder.

Marisa said...

Totally adorable card!!

KanataNewf said...

Love the gift card holder - I need to make a few for the tween/teen girls on my Christmas shopping list! I'll be CASing you for sure on this one -- with my Kettos!

inkypaws said...

Great colors, coloring, layout and patterned papers!

itsabrt said...

This looks fantastic!!! Beth aka BR-T

Ellen said...

Great gift holder!

Linda said...

Love the sketch, and always love Basic Grey DP! Great job with your coloring too!

Elena said...

Wonderful, wonderful gift idea! Really love the yummy DP! Thank you so much for sharing tutorial, Jessica!

Lisa H. said...

another fabulous creation by you! love the colors you used here and your bow is wonderful!

Michele L. said...

jessica,
u never ever disappoint. great gc holder!

Michele Boyer said...

Awww, this is SO sweet!

Wendy said...

Hey girlfriend! God, the hop is long hey! My fingers are cramping! LOL Love it and of course two of my fave colour combo's! Hot card girl!

Lori said...

What an awesome gift card holder! I love how you colored her...super cute!

Isabelle said...

she is lovely! i lvoe the colors you used

Danni said...

So adorable! Wonderful job! I can't believe I spaced off signing up for this hop, sigh.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh just perfect, I'm so loving this!! Hugs Cindy

Sammi said...

You're so clever! It's GORGEOUS!!!
xxx

Ezmina said...

A very cute and adorable gift card holder!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Super cute giftcard holder Jessica!

Denise said...

Great color combinations. Absolutely awesome!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Denise said...

Great giftcard holder! Love the image and the colors you've chosen. I just got some nook & cranny too and can't wait to play with it!
Denise

Janet said...

What a nice card!

Mercy said...

this is fabulous, jess! you did a pretty darn good tutorial, too! LOL! amazing gift card holder concept!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Perfect!! A gift and card all wrapped into one!! Your color scheme, layout and coloring are fantastic!

The Lewis Family said...

love this one!
~C

sglassic said...

Fabulous! Thanks so much for the idea!

Cammy said...

Very cute -- love the colors!

txbluiz said...

Great Project!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel said...

Oh wow. Just spectacular!

Olgy said...

So cute! Adorable colors and design.

scrappingnana said...

Simply adorable. What a great gift card holder.
JoAnn

Terri Milstead said...

Very cute

c.shier said...

Great gift holder! Good job.

lorraine00 said...

Oh I love your gift card holder - such rich colors and such a great idea!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Jessica, this is absolutely precious! Beautifully done! Great coloring and she's a lovely Bella!

Dee said...

Great job, I am inspired to try one.

MelissaS said...

such a pretty card holder! thanks for sharing :)

Kimberly S said...

So pretty, and it makes such a great gift in itself! :)

DawnBeery said...

very pretty card!

Randi said...

I LOVE your Solly-tude card!! The way you colored her is sooo watercolor-y lovely!!! Cute card holder idea!!! Good luck!!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the colors

Wendy L. said...

What a darling card. I like your blog. Nice to meet you!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Super cute with tons of 'tude! TFS!

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

This is a fab gift card holder! Love your colors and coloring!

Kathleen said...

Thank you for sharing the directions on how to make the gift card holder. Love your card! The pink and brown are great together,

Jane B. said...

What a beautiful card!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic, Jessica! Love the warm colors!

Lori said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing the directions for the gift card holder--that will come in handy over the next few weeks!

Paola said...

Thanks for the how-to on the gift card will definitely be using it today. Love your card and the coloring. TFS Paola

haejin said...

i love this gift card holder~ must attempt it one day~!

Elise said...

Great gift card holder, very cute image too x

Carisa said...

adorable - love the giftcard holder - definately need those this time of year!

Heather said...

Great gift card holder!!!

so A"MUSE"D said...

what a clever card! I think i'll whip up a few of these for my gift cards! Thanks for sharing!

LorieH said...

i am inspired to make some gift card holders for christmas!

mycardz said...

Simply adorable!!

Terri E. said...

Stunning coloring and great card idea! Love the ribbon.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Regan said...

hey Jessica..this rocks!!!

JOAN said...

Super cute card! TFS

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

I adore this card holder and plan on trying it out for myself sometime today!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

This is gorgeous. Love the color combo and the fact you made it a gift card holder.

Brandi said...

Very cute... super sweet!

Jennine Chambers said...

Well done! I'm need some of these!

bevyb said...

Oh so cute giftcard holder..thanks for sharing. I will certainly be making some of these

allthumbs said...

Great work! Bella stamps just tickle my funny bone.

Karen Steen said...

boootiful!!! excellent idea ... love the colours

Deebi27 said...

Thanks for the explanation on your card. Solly-Tude is dancing into the hearts of all who use her. Great card!

SpAzzGiRL said...

Beautiful! I hope the south is treating you well.

Robin McK said...

That gift card holder is adorable! And so is that image!! TFS

Sue D said...

Very cute gift card holder--thanks!

barbs said...

Great gift card holder. Thanks for the details.

Kerri said...

Thank you for the great tutorial! I love your gift card holder, and that super cute image!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Adorable design! I love the Nook & Pantry paper with the Berry Sorbet!

Alex said...

cute! great colors

Jennifer said...

What a cute gift card holder!!! And I can't wait to get back to Stamping Bella...I have lots to add to my wish list! :)

Dianal said...

great gift card holder ... thanks for sharing your tutorial on this as well!

Mary said...

Love your gift card holder. And the colors are awesome!

Jodi C. said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE her hair!!! THANKS for the tutorial!!!

cheribella said...

Great idea...love your colors. You make the whole thing look so simple.

Karen said...

What a pretty card! I love your colouring.

Kandi said...

Stinkin' adorable!! I love those tude girls! I really love the gift card holder, I'm going to have to try one! Thanks for sharing!

Nimue said...

Nice project. Really great presentation - Nimmy

Lori said...

Super cute gift card holder!

Tamara said...

This is a cute card/gift. I love the colours and the ribbon.

Country Mouse said...

Love the gift card holder! Your image is so cute!!!

Liz said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Jo said...

she is a gorgeous little 'tude - and the tute to go with her is sweet as well.

Helen Dooley said...

so that is just so cute. great gift idea.

Cheryl Walker said...

Jessica this is way too cute hun!!! Love this giftcard holder you made, and it does look very easy, thank you for the tutorial on this!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Helen F. said...

This is just the most adorable gift card holder I've seen. Love these papers too!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

OH WOW!! the giftholder is super nice plus I don't think I remember this girl & I definitely am adding her now

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

That is a great idea for a quick and easy gift. You colored Miss Solly up prefectly to match the papers.

Alexis Smith said...

Beautiful card - TFS!

Jacqueline said...

I completely missed this hop!! ACK! I LOVE this!! Great tutorial! i LOVE your coloring...gorgeous!!

Tasha said...

Wow this is gorgeous Jess - what a beautiful image and fab colour choices. Your so talented the finish of all your makes is awesome second to none!
love tasha xx

PaperCrafty said...

Jess, this is too cute!! What a great gift holder!!