Friday, August 24, 2018

Anthony's Paper Craft Blog Hop Continues

Hello, today I am sharing my 3rd project in the Anthony's Paper Craft Blog Hop. If you are just joining us, some of the Design Team members are having a 4 week Christmas blog hop in August.

For today's project I decided I wanted to do a gift card holder. It seems like we have so many people to give gifts to and sometimes it's more appropriate to give a gift card. I am ok with that but I am always looking for a nicer way to give them.

For both I bought a gift card holder from the Silhouette Store. I liked it because you get this envelope with a gift card panel that goes inside.

For the first one I decided to use the Santa from Anthony's Paper Craft as my focal point. For him I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock and then used my colored pencils and a blender to smooth out some of the stroke lines. I chose the Memento ink as the blender I use is alcohol based therefore needed an alcohol safe ink. When I was done coloring I actually fussy cut this image out. I was pleasantly surprised how well I did!

For the second gift card holder I used Anthony's stamps from Christmas Set 2 for the present, the to and from, and to stamp 25th on the tag. For this Santa I used the stamp from Santa 2. For these stamps I also stamped with Memento and then used my Bic Markers to color them in. I really like how they came out. I colored Santa pretty much traditional but struggled on his gloves. I didn't want to leave them white as there was so much white already. If you Google Santa Claus he is represented in white, black and even green gloves. I opted for the green otherwise I thought the black would get lost in the black belt. Plus I thought bringing a 3rd color onto him was a good idea. 

Don't forget that this is a blog hop so I have linked my team mates below. You will want to see what they have made for you this week.

Also a quick reminder: Anthony's Paper Craft is offering free shipping to my followers for the month of August on orders over $25, USA only. The code is freeship25 and expires August 31, 2018.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz


  1. That is really a cool gift card holder !! Love the vintage-feel of this design. And your fussy-cutting IS fabulous !! Can't wait to see what you make next week !!

  2. Very nice gift card holder! I love how you put this all together.

  3. What a great gift card holder. Looks amazing! I love Anthony's Santas.

  4. Love the shape of this GC holder! Gives you more room to
    decorate. They are both lovely and I like the faux stitching
    (I've done that myself here recently).

  5. I love gc holders!! This is fantastic!!!

  6. What a fun and fabulous giftcard holder!!!