Good morning, Cricuteers!
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and are all rested up for the fantastic Black Friday Blog Hop we have for you today. If you are a first time visitor, welcome to JD's Adventures in Cricuteering. I am excited to share my adventures with you. If you've come from visiting The Daily Scrapper at http://www.abusyplace.blogspot.com/, you're in the right place! If you just happened across my blog and would like to join in the fun, you should definitely head to Crazy About Cricut to start at the beginning. Each blog has created a project centered around the shopping or using the colors black and green. Be sure to visit all the talented crafters for inspiration and fun blog candy!
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is today's lineup:
♥ www.jdscricuteering.blogspot.com/ <-- That's me, Cricuteers!
Now onto my project...
I absolutely love gift giving. I love shopping for the perfect gift, wrapping it beautifully, and adding a customized card or tag. There's something so satisfying about finding a gift that is just perfect for someone and watching their reaction as they open it. While I enjoy the gift giving that traditionally comes along with Christmas, I know many people who are simply stressed by the thought of it. As my gift to those people, I created this fun shopping bag gift card holder. I have to admit I've been known to give gift cards at times ~ there are some people who are just too hard to buy for and rather than getting something they don't like / need, I believe it's better to let them pick their own present. But I try to jazz up the gift a little with a fun card or wrapping such as this...
♥ Black & silver glitter cardstock ~ DCWV The Glitter Stack
♥ Red metallic cardstock ~ Recollections Gemstone value pack
♥ 1/4" silver satin ribbon ~ The Ribbon Boutique
♥ Shopping bag cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More (pg. 55)
*I shut off the aspect ratio link on my Gypsy and "stretch" the width to fit a gift card without adding more height.
♥ Scallop-top tag cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More at 1" (pg. 32)
♥ Tag tied with black embroidery floss by DMC
Now hop on over to visit Yolanda at http://www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/. Her designs are wonderful. You won't be disappointed!
Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~