I haven't been posting much, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been creating! I've got something special to show you today...I hope you like it!
I'm participating with the Silhouette Challenge group today ~ this month the challenge is all about paper! My project is more about showing off your card creations to best advantage, but there will be a huge batch of other fabulous projects at the bottom of this post.
If you've explored this blog at all, you know that I make handmade cards...lots of handmade cards. I put time, thought and love into each of these creations, just as you do with what you make. Then, when it comes time to pair one of those cards with a gift, what do I do?
I stuff it in an envelope and drop it in the bag. That's it.
Now, thanks to the brilliant idea I found here, I'll be proudly displaying the card on the front of the gift bag!
I've got some examples for you...this idea is so versatile, you could use it any way that you want to!
You can use a top-folding card...
or a side-fold card...
You can make the card holder the same color as the bag...
or you can make it a decorative element in and of itself...here's a close-up...
See, any way that you want!
I do have a few files to share with you, but really, you can make this easily yourself. Just make the opening that you will slide the card through about 1/4 to 3/8" larger than the length of the side that you want it to hold. Have fun going through the label and frame shapes that you have to choose the outer edge to cut.
You may download the files I made here.
Greeting Card Holder
You are free to use these files for personal and commercial use, but you may not share the file themselves. Please send those who want the file here to download them.
Have fun using this new way to show off your beautiful creations!
Oh, and for those of you that participated in the card swap with the Silhouette Challenge group...yes, one of the cards above is like the ones that I sent in...but you'll have to wait to see which one!
And if you would like some more inspiration from my talented friends on how to use your Silhouette machine with paper, click on through to the fabulous projects below!
Just click through on the picture of the project that you want to see!
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