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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope you are all doing well!!  As time keeps fleeting by so does my preparations for Christmas!!  It is hard to believe that in less than 2 months, Christmas will be here!!

I have made a gift card holder for this week's Double Embossing ODBDSLC260- Heat and Dry Embossing challenge at ODBD!!
I was inspired by a gift card holder I got from my dear friend, Grace, last Christmas.  I used a similar design with the pocket in the middle but added an additional pocket for my bookmark.

our daily Bread designs, trimming trio dies, Bookmark dies, snowflake background, Delightful Decorations, Peaceful Deer, Antique Labels, Leafy Edged Border, designed by Chris Olsen
Here are individual pictures with more of a close up:

Front created with embossed blue snowflakes using the ODBD Snowflake Background, Delightful Decorations stamps and coordinating Die, as well as the ODBD Circle Ornaments dies.  The circle was dry embossed with  a Darice Lattice Embossing folder.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Tree Trimming Trio Die, Bookmark die, Delightful Decorations die, Delightful decorations stamps, Circle ornaments dies, Snowflake background stamps, Designed by Chris Olsen

This is the inside with the pocket in the middle sticking out so you can see the back and front of the inside pages.  It uses the Snowflake Background for the snowflakes you see on the background as well as on the bookmark.  The bookmark is embossed with holographic embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Deer Stamp set recently released.  It is cut out and matted using the Antique Labels die.  The pocket is created using the Leafy Edged Border die.  The pocket itself is dry embossed.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Delightful Decorations die, Tree Trimming trio stamps, Bookmark die, Antique Labels Die, Peaceful deer stamp, Leafy Edged Border die, Snowflake background stamps, Designed by Chris Olsen

Our Daily Bread Designs, Delightful Decorations die, Tree Trimming trio stamps, Bookmark die, Antique Labels Die, Peaceful deer stamp, Leafy Edged Border die, Snowflake background stamps, Designed by Chris Olsen

The bookmark is created using the Bookmark die at ODBD using silver metallic paper.  The snowflakes are created with the Snowflake Background.  The entire background is embossed in holographic glitter so it really sparkles in real life.  The ornament at the top is created with the Tree Trimming Trio die.
Our Daily Bread Designs, Tree Trimmings Trio dies, Snowflake background, designed by Chris Olsen

Gift Card Recipe:

For more inspiration or samples for the double embossing (dry and heated embossing) challenge please visit my dt sisters:
Julie, Diana, Paula, and Robin

We would love to have you join us for the challenge!! You have until Nov 1 at 8 pm EST to add your creation to the links at ODBD here.  Anyone may join with any stamps on the first creation, but the second creation must use ODBD stamps. For more details on how to win a $15 gift certificate or to be spotlighted, click here.

Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a blessed day!! Thanks for your comments.  They are so appreciated!!


Julie Gearinger said...

Chris- this is spectacular!! Love the blue, white and silver- it is so elegant and regal!! Also love the idea of the bookmark within the card- what a fabulous way to give an additional gift with a card that the recipient is sure to treasure! Hugs and have a blessed week, dear friend!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

What a pretty project Chris! Love the blue and white with the snowflakes! The bookmark is a nice addition to this project and the ornament set made an excellent choice for this. Thanks for inspiring us!!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow - when the holder is just as pretty as the gift that counts as two gifts right? Beautiful!

Robin Clendenning said...

Wow this card/gift/bookmark is so beautiful!! Love the blue and white snowflakes the beautiful border and the ornament on top of your bookmark! It all goes together so wonderfully! What a wonderful card/gift someone will receive this Christmas!!! I LOVE it! This is so gorgeous dear friend!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, what a beautiful card and another gift too with the bookmarks. I love the gift card holder and the beautiful colors! I always love blue and white with silver! Stunning, my sweet friend! Hugs!


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