Last year, the girls at Papertrey Ink did a feature incorporating holiday photos into the design of their cards. It was such a hit, that they decided to do it again! Since I'm the Guest Designer, I get to play along!!
This was a really fun assignment. I've been seeing glassine bags used in fun ways, other than for holding treats, so I decided to give it a try. I embossed the bag with the sheet music Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then, I stitched it onto a piece of Ripe Avocado cardstock.
Next, I used my glue pad and stamped a polka dot border using Polka Dot Basics 2onto Pure Polly. I added the glitter. (Note, it's best to let this set overnight) I also used Versamark to stamp a panel of Ripe Avocado cardstock using Text Style 2. I stitched the two panels together and adhered them to the card front.
After that, I stamped one of the 2009 Holiday Tags onto Stamper's Select White cardstock and punched it out. I adhered it to a scalloped circle punched from Ripe Avocado. I adhered the letters J and Y and added the tag to spell 'JOY'. (Note- for mass producing this card, you could cut the letters from cardstock)
Next, I adhered my photo to a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock and punched a hole in the top. I tied some Ripe Avocado saddle stitch ribbon through it. Then I stamped the holly leaves from Holiday Button Bits and cut them out, adhering them to the ribbon with a button. I slid the photo into the bag.
The result is a fun card that can be sent with a little photo for the recipient to pull out and keep.
You can find more cards at these ladies' blogs:
And if you want even MORE inspiration, here's last year's post on Nichole's blog.
Thank so much for stopping by! Have a great day. ;)