Festival of Trees–a Christmas Card and a Gift Certificate Holder

I thought I was done with my Christmas projects, but I found 4 more I wanted to share with you. Smile  I had been having fun the last week or so and thought I’d share them with you before Christmas is officially over!  Especially since some of the accents on the projects are part of the Year-End Clearance Sale!  Including:


#1 – Festival of Trees Gift Certificate Holder

Yes, there is still time to get a gift certificate if you need last minute stocking stuffer (just email me at jennifer@nwstamper.com).  It won’t come in the cute holder, but you could make your own if you are feeling crafty tonight!

I had to pull out a lot of my Holiday Catalog goodies because I had been neglecting some of them… like the Trim the Tree designer paper stack and this AWESOME Red Satin Woven Ribbon.  And of course there is the easy and funky Festival of Trees stamp set.

I mounted the trees on a Deco Label die cut that I popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals so I could slide the ribbon underneath to allow it to be opened and closed as necessary.  Then on the inside I added more trim for the gift certificate by adhering a strip of cardstock on the bottom of the inside to form a pocket and then used the matching Trim the Tree designer paper to accent it.  What a fun present!

And then, since this was an odd size (7” x 4”) I needed to figure out an envelope.  Then it hit me!  I have an Envelope Punch Board and can make my own custom envelope!  I reached for my Under the Tree specialty designer paper because it was made from Kraft cardstock and so it is heavier (ie – will hold up better in the mail) AND it is stiff enough that it helps smooth out the bumps to make sure bow and embellishments on the front of the holder don’t get caught up in the post office.   Plus it just looked cool. Smile

Under the Tree kraft envelope for gift certificate

Ok, then on to matching project #2

#2 –  Festival of Trees Christmas Card

I thought this coordinated so well, I’d share it today too.  This also uses the Festival of Trees stamp set but adds the sentiment from the Endless Wishes stamp set (sniff, sniff… so sad Endless Wishes didn’t make it onto the carry over list!  Love those snowflakes and sentiments!)

I really liked the color and weight of the Under the Tree specialty designer paper, it added to the vintage feel I was going for, so I used that for the Red and Kraft trees pattern paper in the background.  Then I was back with more sparkle paper for the front tree and then the little Christmas tree from the Clearance Rack Merry Minis Punch Pack.  It is just such a cute accent!  I even had to use it for the inside as well.

See the little green trees on the inside? Fun, right?

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas eve full of fun Family and holiday traditions – or at least good times remembering some special Holiday memories!

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