Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Countdown to Christmas - Project 3Bright Hopes Gift Card Holder

Friday, October 21, 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Project 3
Bright Hopes Gift Card Holder

Good morning!

Here is this week's Countdown to Christmas with Sandi & Friends.  It is a beautiful gift card holder.  I love snowflakes and coffee (Early Espresso, LOL), so I tried to keep with my overall theme, but this time I added some more color, Cherry Cobler Red!

Instead of using Serene Snowflakes this time, I featured one of the new holiday stamp sets in the Holiday Mini Catalog, Bright Hopes.  It's very pretty and versitle. Click here to view the set (I have it linked to the main Stampin' Up! website as I know many people, fans, and customers of my fellow demonstrators on the design team will be visiting, and it wouldn't be fair for me to link to my own personal site during this Countdown to Christmas special series).

This picture, featured above is just the front view of the gift card.  In the tutorial, to go out tonight at 7 pm EST via my newsletter, you will see the inside and the back, and complete instructions (with pictures) on how to create this project.

This week's project features:
  • The BIG SHOT and the Top Note die.
  • Very Vanilla Ribbon.
  • Cherry Cobler, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso Cardstock.
  • Northern Flurry Textured Embossing Folder.
  • The Bright Hopes Stamp Set.
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch.
  • Clear Brads.
  • Cherry Cobler and Early Espresso Classic Ink.
  • The Love Blossoms Wheel (which I think compliments the Bright Hopes stamp set).
  • Rock-n-Roll Technique.
I think I got it all...if I've forgotten to mention anything it will be in the tutorial :D

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Here is a snapshot again of my previous two projects:

If you have a moment and want more holiday inspiration,
please visit the design team!

RETURNING Team Members:
Lee Conrey - Florida, U.S.A. website
CaroleAnne Sluchinski - Alberta, Canada website
Sandi MacIver - Oregon, U.S.A. website

NEW Team Members:
Shelagh Freemantle - British Columbia, Canada website
Linda Geater - New South Wales - Australia website

Kate Creasey - Washington, U.S.A. website
Heather Wright-Porto - New York, U.S.A. website
Lori Sutton - Louisiana, U.S.A. website

Happy stamping!
Heather Wright-Porto


Kate Creasey said...

Heather, WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

great job on this Heather you are right we do have similar styles uh?
good thinking outside the box HEHE
love it you are awesome

Shelagh Freemantle said...

The cherry cobbler is so subtle but adds just that right feel!!!...beautiful creation Heather. I love it. Cheers from Shelagh.

Lori Sutton said...

This card is great - love the snowflakes. Feels like warm snuggly snowflakes. Love the Sahara Sand on the Early expresso.
Thanks for sharing!

Teri C said...

So, so pretty!

transfirstteach said...

Heather I love this project. I have the top note die and love its versitility. I love the stamps and colors you used. I will definitely be casing this one. :)

DawnKathleen said...

Love, Love this project! Thanks so much for sharing!

irishgalkelly said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love the colors you used and the wheel too. I forget to use those anymore! Very elegant with topnote. Love!