Hello there! Just a little something pink and sparkly to share with you this weekend. Each Christmas season I have loved altering a mini muffin tin, turning it into a 12 Days of Christmas decoration. I've dressed one up in Krylon Catalina Mist, and one in Krylon Celery, and this year, I was inspired by a friend to try one in pink. So, Krylon Ballet Slipper pink it is...and it may be my favorite color.
I used some fun Freckled Fawn embellishments from their Very Merry Kit. Things like the resin present, enamel heart, glittery aqua snowflakes, and the darling wood chip numbers. I spray painted those with Krylon Celery acrylic paint and then coated them with white glitter.
I purchased some sweet, vintage pink Christmas images from Cottage Rose Graphics (a heavenly etsy shoppe!), and then adhered them under a glass dome and attached a magnet to the back, creating a perfectly sized item to nestle in one of the muffin cups.
Christmas is making its way here once again and I'm already feeling like it's coming faster than ever, how about you? Gift cards are always so much fun to receive and giving them is a great route to go for those hard to shop for loved ones and friends. For some reason, I always feel like I've taken the easy route when I give gift cards, so I thought it would make the recipient feel even more special, by making the presentation sweet and unforgettable.
I'll show you how I made this and maybe you'll want to make a few this holiday season as well.
I began with Kraft cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Stitched Tag die. I then started stamping using the Fair Isle Motifs stamp set, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, and Vintage Cream ink.
I then used my Stitched Tag die again, but this time, just the front pocket and ran it through my Big Shot using vellum. I adhered it to my base tag on the two sides and bottom, leaving the top open to form a pocket for my gift card.
I selected a sentiment from the 'Tis the Season stamp set, stamped it on the vellum pocket near the bottom using watermark ink, and embossed it with white embossing powder.
I attached a strip of wide, creamy trim around the upper portion of my vellum pocket. If you're more of a clean and simple stamper, think about adding just a strip of ribbon, die cut border, or buttons.