Hello friends! I'm so very excited about my project share today. Last year I created THESE winter woodland critter huggers shaped gift card holders and they were one of my favorite projects of 2018. With a few tweaks, different accessories, and Valentines sentiments, these cuties work as Valentines cards, too! In addition to the shaped gift card holder cards, these critters are holding their matching Tiny Gift Boxes adorned with the Tiny Gift Box Fox and Raccoon Add Ons!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these critter huggers shaped Valentines cards and matching tiny gift boxes from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
Each card was created by scoring and folding a 2.5" 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.
The critters were die cut from cardstock using the Woodland Critter Huggers Dies and assembled as shown.
Hair bows were die cut from patterned paper using the bow from the Tiny Gift Box and assembled before being adhered to the top of each head. Honey Bee Stamps Acrylic Ice hearts were adhered to the center of each bow.
Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard were applied to the cheeks on the critters.
Glossy Accents was added to the noses and eyes of the critters for gloss and shine.
Tiny Gift Boxes and the Tiny Gift Box Fox and Raccoon Add Ons were die cut from cardstock and assembled as shown. Bows from the add on set were die cut from patterned paper and adhered to both ears on the gift box critters!
The gift box was secured to the front of each critter shaped card. Tuck some treats inside the box and a gift card inside the card! Two gifts in one!
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 How You Bean Conversation Heart Add On was stamped inside each card on the pocket. Hearts from the Heart Treat Box Dies were die cut from both patterned paper and cardstock and adhered below the stamped and embossed greeting. This is where you'll tuck a gift card!
A heart and arrow from the Stitched Heart Envelope Die Set and a heart from the Tiny Gift Box Fox and Raccoon Add Ons were adhered to the back of each card to finish off the backside as cute as the front!
S U P P L I E S
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