Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Artiste Gift Card Holder

The last of my Christmas gifts.  This is a gift holder that was cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  Easy peasy....you get the complete holder at the touch of a button, all you have to do is fold and decorate.  I added a few layers to mine by cutting the holder in a slightly smaller size for the layers.


My snowflakes are layered die cuts from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I love that I can easily cut a variety of sizes to suit my crafting needs.  My card would not be complete without some Rhinestone bling!


I love the built in gift card holder that pops up in the center of the card. These were super simple to make!  My card is a standard size of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" I set my Cricut to cut at 5 1/2"  My first card base did not cut completely.  On my second attempt...I "told" my Cricut that I had loaded a 12x24 mat....and the second attempt cut with no issues.  My paper size was actually the same at 6" x 12"...for whatever reason the Cricut was not cutting all the way to the end of the page at the 12" x 12" setting.  By telling the machine that I had loaded the larger mat, my image was cut out completely.  If you plan on cutting some of these at 5 1/2"...I would recommend that you tell your Cricut you have loaded a 12" x 24" mat to save you from possibly having to cut again.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
Z1790 Cricut Artiste
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
D1384 Snow Flurries-Retired
Wonderland Paper Pack-Retired
Z2160 Twilight Ink
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads
Fishtail Dies by MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:  
Card Crafter's Circle-Christmas 
Card Making Mamas-It's the Holidays
CHNC-Anything Christmas Goes
That Craft Place-Snowy Christmas 
The House that Stamps Built-Two Shades of Blue
The Hybrid Chick-Snowflakes  
The Pink Elephant-Anything Goes
There She Goes-Last Minute Christmas

7 comments:

Ульяна и Полина said...

Красивая открытка! Снежинка великолепна!

JanR said...

Just lovely! I may not have been a frequent commenter but I've enjoyed all your projects. Merry Christmas to you!

Scrappycath said...

This is a beautiful gift card holder. I love the wintery colors that you chose. Thanks for joining us at The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan

Hazel said...

Beautiful project - love the layered snowflake and the colour you've used - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 104 - hope to see you soon - hope you've had a good Christmas. x

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Beautiful gift card holder!!!Thanks for playing our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Erin said...

Beautiful card thank you for joining us at
That Craft Place
Erin

Kezzy said...

Amazing gift card, love it and the colours are gorgeous. Sorry I'm late with commenting. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry xxx

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