Welcome to Simply Sunday with the Getting Cricky Design Team!
Getting Cricky Design Team gets to show off some of the projects they have created with the wonderful stamps from K Andrew Designs. Our theme for this week is Tea Time.
At first I was having a REALLY hard time with this theme, since I do not own the Coffee and Tea Stamp set . . . I was just not seeing some of the phrases from the sets I DO OWN fitting into the theme . . . then it hit me! I know so many people that are coffee and tea drinkers, and with the holidays coming I always need a few cute gift card holders to put the coffee shop gift cards into. I used my Sweethearts Cricut cartridge which has a slider envelope on it.
I cut the envelope at 3 1/2" out of some paper with a green houndstooth pattern on it . . . this way they could even be used for some upcoming birthday gifts and not just holiday gifts.
For the decorations on the envelopes I dove into my scrap pile.
TIP: I had embossed some paper and THEN tried to cut it into the thin strips and it did not cut as smooth with my paper cutter, so then I cut the thin strips FIRST and THEN embossed them . . . MUCH BETTER!
I have never used the quotation bubble cuts on my George and Basic Shapes cartridge before this project, but I think they work nice for this project.
The final touch on both of these gift card holders were the phrases. Bottoms Up is from the Pirate Tales and Fish Scales Stamp Set. For the other gift card holder I combined words from the mix and match set Winter Wishes. The mix and match sets are really fun because you are not limited to JUST the phrases that the designer came up with . . . with theses sets the only limitation is your imagination!
Make sure to stop by Getting Cricky to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, and you can even enter your OWN project into the challenge. I hope that this project showed you how to think outside the box so that you can use your stamps for more than just the "theme" they were created for.