November 13, 2013

Christmas Cat with Gift Card


Hi everyone.  My card today is actually a Christmas gift card holder which I made with the help of a Library Pocket Die from Taylored Expressions. Instead of enclosing the gift card on the inside of the card, I decided to decorate the holder, and let it take center stage on the card's front.  

Now about the Doodle Pantry images I used to decorated the gift card holder.... I merged 3 different DP sets in a Microsoft Word document to create my ' Christmas cat'.  The Doodle Pantry sets I used are:

The outline cat from With Heart, which is part of a special OWH Fundraiser Bundle.
The precolored Santa Hat and Gift are from Santa Accessories Color Plus, and were merged in front of the cat.
The sentiment is from the former CDS set, Cake and Cookie, recently re-released by Doodle Pantry.
(I also used a holly spring from an older CDS set to embellish the Santa Hat.)

After printing the image, I just had to color the cat  with Copics and the image was ready to die cut and adhere to the top of the holder with dimensionals.  Talk about easy peasy!

FYI, the special Operation Write Home Fundraiser Bundle (which combines 2 sets -- Miss You and With Heart) has been marked at a bargain price of only $5 from Nov 11 thru Nov 30, and Doodle Pantry will be donating 70% of the profits from each sale to OWH.  Here's a preview of everything the bundle includes:


I would like to enter my card in the following fun challenges:
Artistic Inspiration Challenge #67 -- Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge -- All for the animals

Sure hope you have a great day.  Many thanks for stopping by!

26 comments:

  1. Another sweet digi image! how fun is this card Pat!

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  2. What a cutie pie!! Love the embossed dotted background and shiny green panel Pat! :) HUGS

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  3. What a fun way to give a gift card! Wonderful work using all those sets together - such a cutie! And I'm a huge fan of your non-traditional Christmas colors.

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  4. This is fabulous Pat, such a great design. I love the cute image and gorgeous colours too.
    Sue xx

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  5. Cute as can be, Pat! What a great idea to make a gift card holder - you rock!!!

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  6. What a terrific card for Christmas. The little image is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your card and inspiration with us at OSAAT.
    Deborah – OSAAT DT

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  7. Wow Pat, how brilliant is your image that you've created in Word - I'll have to go and explore because I was not aware that so much 'graphic' work could be achieved in a programme that I've just used for word processing. Awesome and Thank you. I love the idea of making a gift card holder the primary focal point of this very smart and delightful card. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

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  8. Wow, what a fabulous design Pat! Love the image & sketch too ... TFS :)

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  9. What a fantastic way to merge the images and get a fabulous Christmas image, Pat! I love this card -- love absolutely everything about it. :-D

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  10. This is adorable, Pat! I love how you combined the sets. Perfect job of blending them together. Love the embossing too! I'm so glad Lauire made these sets!

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  11. What a clever idea! This would be great for sending gift cards in the mail!

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angels this week!

    Hugs,

    Chriss- DT - One Stitch At A Time
    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/

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  12. So adorable. I usually send gift cards at Christmas for a few people so this is a wonderful idea you have given me. Those critters are so cute cute cute!

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  13. Such a cute card love his litttle hat thankyou for joining our challenge this week at artistic inspirations good luck fiona dt. x

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  14. Super cute card!! Great idea to showcase the gift card on the front!! I love the embossed layers!

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  15. Aww what a beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations

    Ziggy DT

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  16. Cute, cute, cute!!!! I simply can't stop looking at this Pat! What an absolute treat for the eyes!!!

    Linda

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  17. cute image great CAS card and love the layout-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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  18. Such a sweet image and love the texture. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  19. Fabulous card, that image is awesome! Love the way you have coloured it!! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  20. Awww this is so adorable. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

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  21. Love this sweet gift card holder and fun idea to have the gift card right on the front. So cute!

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  22. what a delightful card for our challenge over on artistic inspirations x

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  23. Wow another wonderful card, I love the gift card holder concept. They are so perfect for a gift as the creation of the holder shows time and thought went into the gift and makes it personal!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  24. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

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  25. So adorable & cute. Beautifully coloured too. Hugs Bev x

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