Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas In July Day 3 Checkbook Cover

Thank you for joining me to help me celebrate 
Christmas in July! 
Our Hostee for this blog, Lisa Peters loves all things about Christmas and starts planning Christmas as soon as the Christmas tree comes down.  I am so happy to participate in this blog hop so I can share some of my hand made gift ideas with you too!

I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and my facebook page:​/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060​ 268842.  Please let me know if you don't do facebook and I won't count that against you for the grand prize.  Now for the grand prize, I bet you are wondering what it could be.   It will be a big grab bag full of scrapbooking supplies related to Christmas.
Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.

If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

This hop runs from July 15-17th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!   Please come back tomorrow to see what new projects we have created.  After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas?  Or some cute gift and card ideas?

Christmas In July  Blog Line Up
Lisa-  http://handmadewithlove-lisa.​
Shawnee-  http://quiverofangels.blogspo​   
Emily-  http://www.createserendipity.​net/
Janet-   http://www.createatdreamscra​
Theresa-  http://www.thescrapbookingque​
Mickie-  http://www.littlescrapcorner.​
Jennifer-  http://www.craftycardgallery.​
Elsa-  http://justafewdesigns.blogsp​
Carla-  http://racincrafts.blogspot.c​om/
Bobbi-  http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.​   YOU ARE HERE!!!!
Ashley-  http://www.theglamoroussideof​ NEXT STOP IS HERE!!!

Now my projects:

Project #1
Here is a little gift card holder.  The  holder is red cardstock measured 3x the width of the gift card.  I just punched a circle to create a snowman face, 2 mini flower punches (purchased in the dollar bin at Michael's), cut a square and brim from black card stock to create the snowman's hat.  I used a stamp set from Stampin Up...I have no idea if they even carry it anymore, but it is set of all snowman pieces so you can custom design your own snowman face.  I believe that there are several other companies that have ones like I used...I think Peachy Keen makes them also, but I could be wrong.

I used embossing podwer for the Christmas saying and white ink for the snowflakes.  I love how the white pops off the red cardstock.

Inside Card:

You are going to fold your paper in half to create the center flap.  Use a punch shape to create the hiddie hole for the gift card to stick out of.  A large circle or scallop punch will also work nicely.

Next hold both side up to the you just created a tri-fold in the middle.  I slide the gift card in and use double stick tape to enclose the gift card.
Again, I embossed the Christmas saying and added more whire snowflakes inside the card.

Project #2
 I don't know about you, but I carry a checkbook for just in case of emergencies.  I lack getting all my stuff to on-line paying.  I love creating these covers every year.  They are simple to create and I customize them for my receivers.  Favorite covers, sports, hobbies, themes, collections...whatever they are into.  I love to add a little of "me" with funny, snarkie, or whimiscal quotes.    

Let just say this...they are simple to create and CHEAP!!!  I usually go over to Michael's, Dollar Tree, or the Dollar General....hello they are only a $1.00 and if you are lucky 2/$1.00!  They are the yearly pocket calendars!  It really doesn't matter what is on the covers, I just grap about 20 of these!   Easy and breezy!

Just remove the cover and create your own!  I tend to leave the yearly calendar in there as well just so they have that too!

I used a stamp and water colored the image.  I used this image because I adore the "Old Hollywood" glamor.   I used green as the highlighted color since this is for Christmas In July!  The  background paper comes from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack.  I added some matching green rhinestones for some bling to match the sparkle of the silver glitter paper.

So get busy Rockin' YOur Craft!   I can not tell you that co-workers, friends, and family will love this little home made goodie creation!
Now scroll all the way down for some Rock Girl Blog Candy!

Rock Girl Blog Candy

Let me know what fabulous hand made item you created in the past as gifts. Psst...leave your email address so I can get back to you too!
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I will collect all the names and randomly select 4 winners!  The blog candy is red and white twine!  Think of all the cute Christmas peppermint twists and bows you can create!


  1. great projects, Thanks for sharing your talent.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  2. Great ideas!! I always see these calendars later in the year super cheap....what a great time to stock up and use for the hoildays!! TFS!!


  3. Great projects! thanks for sharing.
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  4. very cute projects! both are adorable and what a super idea for a checkbook cover :-) ~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)

  5. Like the card. Never thought of altering those calendars. They would make great little gifts for some of my co-workers. TFS

  6. I love your card!

    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  7. Super cute!! I love the gift card holder!! Thanks for sharing how to make it!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  8. Bobbi, Your Hollywood gal reminds me of the 50's pinup women...Marilyn, Jane Mansfield, etc. Great job on both projects. Such different styles, too. Much appreciated. As gifts, I have given many crochet items, such as: hats, mittens, blankets. They take a long time to make and so now I would like to do some quick easy gift. Love the checkbook holder idea. Any chance of a tutorial? thanks again,
    Ü Cynthia

  9. What a cute gift card holder. Like you, i love how the white snowflakes "pop" off the red paper. I also love the calendar/checkbook cover. That's such a clever idea. TFS!

  10. Love the gift card holders!!!! Thanks for sharing@@

  11. Stopping in for day 3 Cute card!

  12. Both projects are great!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  13. What a cute snowman card! I've been doing Christmas layouts on my blog lately too!

  14. Both of these projects are adorable! I love the little snowman on the gift card holder and the checkbook cover is awesome... so much prettier than the ones that come with the checks! LOL I love your artistic imagination and have just become your newest follower. Thanks for the inspiration.

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  15. THree really great ideas!! I am going to try my hand at the calendar cover for sure!

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  17. Two beautiful ideas! The checkbook covers will be fun gifts to make! Thanks for all the great projects!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com