Welcome to the the Lawn Fawn Fawny Holiday Week!
I'm so excited to share these Winter Woodland Critter Huggers shaped gift card holders with you today! These just might be one of my favorite holiday projects so far. These cute shaped cards can double as decoration, ornaments gift tags, and of course gift card holders! I purposely didn't add sentiments to these so they could be used beyond the gift giving. I can image these hung from the tree or tucked into the greenery on a mantle!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these winter woodland critter huggers shaped gift card holders from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
Whether you choose to make the critters "as is" like the instructions (deer, fox, owl) or do a little creative manipulation to make your own (polar bear and penguin) these Winter Woodland Critter Huggers are sure to make the recipient smile. What sets these cuties apart are the finishing touches: buffalo check scarves and hats, glittery ear muffs, puffy foam in the mugs, and a glittery "snow" dusting scattered on each critter.
Here's a look at all six of my Winter Woodland Critter Huggers Shaped Cards:
Each card was created by scoring and folding a 3" x 11 piece of cardstock in half and die cutting the Woodland Critter Hugger off the top of the card. By making sure the ears didn't cut all the way through the card, you create a critter shaped card base. I trimmed the arms off each critter.
On the backside of each card base the Stitched Gift Card Pocket heart was die cut. This doesn't die cut the shape but rather makes a stitched heart shape. We will embellish this with a buffalo check stamped die cut heart from another set to make the backside cute!
The pocket from the Stitched Gift Card Pocket was die cut from the same cardstock color as the card base and adhered to the inside of each card. A sentiment from the Say What Christmas Stamp Set was stamped inside each card on the pocket. This is where you'll tuck a gift card!
Scarves and hat were stamped with the Gingham Backdrops stamp and black ink to make buffalo check accessories.
Ear muffs were coated with glue and the Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter was applied for lots of texture and sparkle!
Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard were applied to the cheeks on the critters.
Prisma Glitter was added to parts of each finished design for a dusting of "snow".
Glossy Accents was added to the noses of the critters for gloss and shine.
Chunky Glitter was also added to the brim and pom pom on some of the hats.
Depending on the eye shape, Glossy Accents was added to the circular dyes.
A white pen was used to add detail to the deer and owl.
The Marvy Snow Pen was used to add foam to the mugs.
To create your own critters, take a look at the dies and see what you can repurpose to make something else!
For the polar bear, I used the ear muffs from the Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add On Dies for the ears (I trimmed off the tips of the pointy ears). I also used the ear muff piece for the face. Everything else is the same!
For the penguin, I used the tip of the fox tail to create "feet". Otherwise, everything on this cutie is the same! Isn't it amazing what a few small changes will do to your die cuts?!!!!
S U P P L I E S
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