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Ring of the Bells – Gift Card Style!


Hello and happy Monday to you!   Today we are having a fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog with the theme being Bells are Ringing!  Head over and check out what the designers have in store for you in ideas for making some great Christmas themed projects with a little ring to it!  Make sure if you decide to link up, that you have at least some sort of bell and ONE Cricut cut added to your project!


What I decided to do, is make a gift card holder that poses as an ornament in the shape of a bell using my Gingerbread cartridge.   I cut chipboard at 4 inches and then using a Doodlebug- North Pole designer paper, I cut the same image, two more times (I did not need to use the “flip” feature since I was using double-sided designer paper, but you would need to “flip” the image for the back of the bell if only one-sided paper is being used).


I then cut two more images using the outline layer on a thick grey card stock from and embossed it using Globecraft and Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder Adhesive and Siam Silver Embossing Powder.


I wrapped some waxed twine around the bell and hot glued it to clean up the edges of the bell. Once all the pieces were glued together (back sheet glue only around the edges), I then punched a hole at the top of the bell using my Crop-a-Dile.  I then used an exact- o- knife and made a slit along the backside of the bell to create at “pocket” where the gift card would be placed.


I added the poinsettia embellishment brad and more waxed twine for the hanger.

It was a super quick and fun project that will make gift giving really fun this year.  Now be sure to head on over to Fabtabulous Cricut and check out the fun projects and LINK up!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “some creative gift giving” pie with me!


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

10 responses »

  1. I feel like I say this all the time…but that is so cute!

  2. Great Giftcard holder. I had cut that bell as well before I made my final decision. Great job!!

  3. Great gift card holder!!! The embossing looks fantastic, looks like that stuff has great coverage and is really thick!!

  4. Arin,
    Really love your ornament gift card holder! Great papers too! Beautiful!


  5. What a great idea for a gift card holder! Very cute!!

  6. This is gorgeous!! I love the design and how fun that it doubles as a gift card holder!! So creative and fabulous!! I looks beautiful hanging on the tree 🙂

  7. Super cute gift card holder! Your bell is beautiful and love the Doodlebug paper! Great job!
    Sherrie K

  8. What a great idea! That little snowflake brad is really cute! TFS!

  9. Love this idea! It’s an ornament and a gift! I love that it can hang on the tree! That poinsettia and snowflake brad is a wonderful touch. I too love that silver embossing on the bell outline! That looks fantastic! Sorry for all the late comments! I’m playing catch up and you have so many awesome projects! I’ve been having fun reading all your posts! You are so creative!!! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!! All of your Christmas projects will make this a fun and memorable Christmas! Beautiful stuff!!! ~Vanessa


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