Monday, November 16, 2009

Gypsy Spot - Ho Ho Ho Gift card

Hello Monday! It's Gypsy Spot day! :)

Edited to add:  Nilda at The Gypsy Spot has been ill, the Spot may be a day or so late for this week's challenge!

Our challenge at the Gypsy Spot is to make a shaped card. I could have used a number of already available shaped cards on my cartridges but I thought I'd weld up my own from the gift shape on Christmas Cheer. Turns out that this is a rather versatile card that I can use all year round.

 I wanted to use this gift cut on Christmas Cheer, but it didn't have a complete blackout, it just blacked out the ribbons. So I needed to create a new blackout that fully blacked out everything, for the base of the card. I expanded the blackout gift cut slightly so it was almost a shadow cut then used ovals from George to fill in the side ribbons. Once I achieved a successful weld, I copied, flipped and welded the two at the top to make a foldable card.
There's my mat with all the cuts I used. Of course you don't have to use the tag from Very Merry Tags if you don't have it. I am making this .gypsy cut file available for download here. :)

Once I had the weld done, it was a simple matter of choosing the papers and cutting the various layers. In addtion to the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers, I used some Bazzill cardstock, Crystal and Frosted Lace Stickles, a bit of fiber to tie the tag on.

This is a great card for all year round occasions. Just change up the papers (and something different for the tag lol).

Thanks for looking!


  1. Fabulous design, Michele! Love the bright, pretty colors!

  2. This design is awesome...the project is beautiful!

  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Dec. 01, 2009. Thanks again.

  4. I love your design, tfs! I saw it on the Gypsy Spot and couldn't figure out how you did it. I was finally able to track down your blog, you're very talented!