Welcome to the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog

The aim of our challenge is to help us avoid the Christmas Stress and rush to have all your cards ready! Our monthly Challenges are themed, We hope you will join us and have at the very least have a few cards in time for Christmas Please Read the Rules, and remember that you can enter our challenges as many times as you like and combine your entries with as many challenges as you like too! Have fun!
Helen, Samantha and the Design team Xx

Wednesday 25 May 2011

K is for Kids - Gift card / Kraft

It's Lacey and it's my turn to host our challenge, plus I have a tutorial!!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Joy Fold Challenge. Helen has Chosen her Top 3 and Mr Linkz has chosen a lucky winner of the Simon Says Stamp Prize! so be sure to check to see if you won!

We are now on the letter "K"!
Our challenge is:
K is for Kids card or Gift Card Holder using KRAFT card stock

We have 2 fabulous sponsors this time so that mean 2 winners!

Digital Delights
has an awesome selection of digital stamps, papers & more,
our Winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice.

and if one prize is not enough we have the fabulous
has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Winner will receive 3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice.


Since this challenge has the option to create a Gift Card Holder, I have
a quick an easy Gift Card Holder Tutorial to share....

~ Regular card supplies: Card Base, Patterned or stamped background paper, main image.
My card base is 5.5" x 5.5" but any size will work.
~ The only thing you need to make sure of is that
the main image panel needs to be at least 1/2" wider than the gift card
Determine how far you want the gift card to stick out behind the image,
then add tape on the back of the image panel at that point....

This will ensure that the gift card will always stay peeking out.
Just make sure to leave plenty of room along the sides so that the gift card can easily slide out.

Attach the image panel to your backgound, then insert the gift card...

Attach the background panel to your card base and finish decorating...
That is a quick an easy Gift Card Holder card - no extra supplies needed!!
I used Bigsby Candy Cane from Karen's Doodles.
Now here are the awesome Design Team samples for your inspiration...

using Carolers

Our 3 lovely May guest designers

using Bigsby Candy Cane

using First Snowfall
from Karens Doodles

Miria using Caroling Penny from Digital Delights

Our Design Team
Carissa using Bongo from Digital Delights

Delphine using First Snowfall from Karens Doodles

Dorte using Nutsy Present from Karen's Doodles.

Helen using Stuck up the chimney Santa from Digital Delights

Jayne using Bigsby Wreath from Karen's Doodles. 

Lols using a cute House Mouse image.

Samantha using 'Caroling Penny' from Digital Delights
Inside gift card slot

2nd card from Samantha using First taste of snow
 from Karen's Doodles
Inside gift card pocket

So there you are!
Hope you had fun looking at our projects and
are inspired to join us this time.

Don't forget to make sure that your project follows the challenge K challenge rules and as always has a Christmas theme to qualify for a prize.


  1. Hi, girls. It's such a pleasure being with you again! Fab cards and super tutorial! Hugs, Miria

  2. Thanks Miria, the pleasure is OUR! your card is inspiring and I LOVE it! great job! hugs Samantha :)

  3. Thanks so much for letting me be a guest this week, the DT examples are inspiring!

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  5. Katie THank you for being a guest your work is AWESOME... and thanks for your help etc too! your a complete star! :)

  6. What great cards from the DT! I love them all!

  7. Great challenge thank you and great DT work too. xx

  8. Gorgeous work form the DT girls, loved the challenge too, will be using more kraft card me thinks :)

  9. Gorgeous cards team and lovely challenge. Thanks for my win last week I have received my lovely prize from Simon Says - so a big thanks again. Thanks again for the fun too. Hugs Cherry XXx

  10. Thanks so much for the challenge! The DT had some amazing creations, as always. It was so much fun to play along! :)


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