Etsy Finds – Handmade Christmas Cards

‘Christmas Cards! ‘ by DavidsDesigns

Handmade Christmas Cards!

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Black Daisy Birthday Card and Gift Card Holder


My latest project is a  birthday card that also doubles as a gift card holder.  I created this unique design in honor of my daughter’s birthday.


  • For the base, cut a piece of black cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 inches, score at 4.25 inches.
  • For the base mat, cut a piece of black cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches and emboss with polka dots.
  • For decorative panel, cut a piece of black and white polka dot designer paper 1.5 x 5.5 inches and cut inverted notch in each end.
  • For floral panel, cut a piece of black daisy designer paper 2.75 x 4 inches.
  • Attach black satin ribbon along left edge of floral panel.
  • For the Happy Birthday banner cut a piece of white cardstock 4 x 1 inches and stamp the greeting in black ink.
  • Embellish with a black daisy pillow sticker and two white rhinestones.


Inside Instructions:

  • Using white cardstock, cut two medallions at 5.25 inches with a Cricut machine.
  • Score the medallions in half and use a circle punch to create a cut out on one medallion.
  • Glue the top side edges of the medallions together leaving room for the gift card to slide in.
  • Glue the bottom halves of the medallions to the greeting card base.
  • For the inside liner cut a piece of white cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches.
  • The inside message and flower are stamped in black ink.

This greeting card and gift card combo is a very versatile design that can be adapted for many other occasions such as weddings, graduation and Christmas.

What’s On My Desk Today?

Starting out this week with a to do list a mile long.  Along with our family preparations for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, we are looking forward to celebrating the upcoming second birthday of our grandson.

Today’s project is a birthday card for his special day.  Whenever I create cards for friends and family, I always consider their likes, favorite color or hobbies.  So what kind of card to create for an extra special little boy?

As I was mulling over ideas such as cars, trucks, birds or Mickey Mouse, my husband reminded me of his love for a very large stuffed owl.  Whenever our grandson comes over, he heads right for one of his Aunt’s large stuffed owls.  This is the one that he takes his naps with.  So inspired my this adorable owl with the great big eyes, I gathered up my materials and began designing.


The card is created using the following materials:

  • Base – black cardstock cut at 5.5 x 8.5 inches and folded at 4.25 inches.
  • Mat – forest green cardstock cut at 3.75 x 5.25 inches.
  • Mat – tan cardstock cut at 3.5 x 5.
  • #2 – olive green cardstock cut at 3″ with my cricut machine
  • Owl – black, white and gold cardstocks.  Camouflage designer paper.  The owl was created using the owl builder punch by Stampin’ Up.

To add some accent to the card, I embellished the tan cardstock mat with an embossed twig design and added a wrap of linen thread.  The owl is attached to the greeting card using foam dimensionals.


For the inside of the greeting card, I used a liner of parchment cardstock.  The “Happy Birthday” greeting is stamped in olive green ink.  A parchment envelope compliments this masculine birthday card.


I have always believed that handcrafted items are a gift from the heart.  I spent an enjoyable morning creating for a wonderful little boy that is very close to my heart!




The Facebook Christmas Sale

Shopping for Christmas gifts?  Now is the perfect opportunity for you to purchase some wonderful handmade items at unique shops from around the world!  This is a  24 hour Christmas Sale brought to you by The Handmade Forum.  All of the participating shops will have the same coupon code: SALE2014 with various discounts up to 25% off.  All of the handmade shops are featured in the free interactive brochure below.

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A Bluetiful Etsy Treasury

My Hanukkah Greeting Card Set, along with many other blue items are featured in this Etsy Treasury. These lovely items are all created by the members of the Craftori Team.

Blue Comes in so Many Different Colors

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Blue Agate Bracelet, Heart Charm Bracelet, Blue Cluster Bracelet, Wire Wrapped Crystal Agate Bracelet

Spa Gift Set, Blue Gift Set,  Blue Gift Set, Free US Shipping, blue washcloth, cotton wash cloth, cotton washcloth

Kyanite earrings, ocean blue gemstone earrings

Hat Pincushion - Navy blue, turquoise and green, Craft Supplies, Pincushion

Soy Candle, Blueberry Muffin, 12 ounce,  Blue,  Jar Candle, Hemp or Cotton Wick

Womens Floral Art Print Tote Bag with Blue Sky and Gold Flowers Photography, Canvas Bag.

Blue Patchwork Quilt Fabric Postcard

Turquoise earrings, silver and blue earrings, leaf earrings, stripe earrings, blue jewelry, leaf, silver leaf, blue bracelet, safari

Bird Nests Shabby Chic Romantic Spring Woodland Wedding Decor Handmade with Pale Blue Eggs Set of 6 by AMarigoldLife on Etsy

Handmade  Greeting Card Set, Holiday Stationery, Hanukkah Menorah, Sparkling Snowflake, Sky Blue and White

CLOSING SHOP SALE Coastal Pillow Cover Nautical Seashells Sailboats Anchors Blue Brown Decorative 16 or 18

Blue Coin Purse

dream singing and travelling boat blue - papier mache - home decor - beach cottage decor - FREE SHIPPING

Ceramic earrings with blue branch pattern

Toothbrush Holder Bathroom Blue Ceramics made in UK

Blue flowers crown


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Handmade Christmas Gift Card Holder

Christmas Snowflake Gift Card Holder

Christmas Snowflake Gift Card Holder

Often times, ideas and inspiration for new product ideas come to me when I least expect it. This was the case last week when I headed over to Hobby Lobby for some supplies. I selected what I needed and spent some time looking around at all of the items out for the upcoming fall and Christmas season. When I stepped up to the cash register area, there were several people ahead of me. As I waited, I noticed a rack with gift cards and enclosure envelopes. I like giving gift cards, especially during the Christmas season. Usually I put them into one of my handmade greeting cards. I got to thinking, and came up with an idea to combine a greeting card and a gift card holder together. After I returned home to my design studio, I began experimenting with different styles and finally settled on a design that opens like a greeting card, holds the gift card securely and has it pop up when the card is opened. DSCN4841The belly band is both functional and decorative. To open the gift card holder, just slide the band off. I opted not to include an envelope, to make it look more festive when placed into a Christmas stocking or into a gift basket.

Several different styles of handmade Christmas gift card holders are available in my Etsy Shop. These would make great gifts for family, friends, teachers as well as co-workers.

Happy Holidays Christmas Trees Gift Card Holder

Happy Holidays Christmas Trees Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas Text Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas Text Gift Card Holder