06 April 2021

Polkadoodles Eli

Tuesday so that can only mean one thing. A new Digi-Choosday challenge and discount code is available now. Pop over and claim yours here
The DT brief was to use a critter image and to make a flap for something.
I decided to create this cute slot for a gift card

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies 

Wooden Button
Stick on Gems

Card Making Tutorial

The image was printed, coloured and cut using a stitched square die

The squarey heart die was cut in purple, the 2 were adhered and this was adhered onto a sheet of cream card

The digital paper was printed, trimmed and adhered onto a cream piece of card

The bottom of the card was masked to provide a border and the distress oxide was used on the stencil 

The sheet of a5 was trimmed to the width of the image and then folded to create a pocket. Each side was s3cured with double sided tape

This was adhered onto the card panel

Which was then decorated with twine

Gems were adhered onto the inside of the gift card holder

And the twine was finished with a button

Happy Crafting

Claire xx


  1. A brilliant critter image,he looks happy to be splashing in the puddle,a gorgeous card

  2. The scenes you create are wonderful... I love the stormy sky behind Eli and all the mud. Very clever to create a hidden pocket for a gift card x

  3. Love card what a cute elephant! Hugs Blankina

  4. What a fun card - love the construction of the gift card slot and the flap. The image is wonderfully coloured too
    Stay safe

  5. That’s so sweet and what a great design idea love and hugs Carole x

  6. Cute card and image love the pocket fold and beautiful die-cut frame
    Carol x

  7. Fabulous lovey and sweet stamp and gorgeous die. xx

  8. Absolutely Fabulous .. love your colouring great design and tutorial .
    Have a lovely day.
    Rose DT

  9. Fabulous card design Claire,gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. This is a great design!! Gift card holder cards are always in demand! Very cute image. Thank you for joining us at PIP Challenges this week!

  11. What a cutie! Fabulous idea for a gift card Claire :)
    Maz DT

  12. Beautifully colored! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Donna DT Member for

  13. This is just so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  14. Lovely card Claire! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  15. Wonderful card great design
    Have a lovely day

  16. Beautiful card Claire! Thank you for sharing with us over at ColorIt! Create It! Show It Off!. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Gale DT

  17. This is just gorgeous and perfect for our April 2021 challenge. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. Gorgeous card - great way to add a gift card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle


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