Friday, March 05, 2010

CSAYL, Gift Set Challenge #1, Card Purse

Hello Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Fans! Last year we did such a wonderful job creating our Christmas cards throughout the year that this year, CSAYL has added gift set challenges to the first week of each month in addition to the weekly Christmas Cards. These "gift set" challenges which will consist of one 3D item (box, treat bag, gift bag, folder, etc., & a coordinating card/s to create a gift set.

Tutorial links will acompany each challenge for creating the 3D items & card sets.

So, for our very first set, we want you to create a "Card Purse" with coordinating card/cards. You may use any images, colors, or embellishments as desired, as long as it is of a ***CHRISTMAS*** theme. Here is a great, yet very simple CARD PURSE tutorial to follow: Click Here


STAMPS: Memory Box Co CL142, "Snowy Eve"(used entire set to create collage look)
PAPER: Red & White CS
INKS: Pearlescent Rich Reds, Metallic Gold Brilliance Spray Enamel
ACCESSORIES: Gold Brads, Gold Wired Ribbon, Red Ribbon, Gold Photo Corners, Hole Punch, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, Scor-Pal
TECHNIQUE: Sponging, Spraying, Scoring

Check out the awesome CSAYL Design TEAM's beautiful CARD PURSE sets HERE. To Play along, simply go to the CSAYL Blog and insert the link to your card/gift set link via Mr. Linky. If you are unable to link through Mr. Linky, please comment to the CSAYL post with the link to your card. If you upload your cards on SCS or PCP, please add the key word: CSAYL.

Thanks for looking & Happy Creating!


  1. Beautiful! I love little totes with matching cards! Fabulous work!

  2. Well your take is GORGEOUS, America! Wow! You did an awesome job with the challenge! Whoever receives that gift set will be a very happy person!!! Love the color combo! Gold and red is so elegant.

    Have a wonderful Friday!!


  3. OMGOSH, beautiful it is!!! So timeless and elgant with the gold and red. This will be the talk of the day..whoever gets it ;D;D!!! Awesome creation, America!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. America these are gorgeous! Love the collage look!!! So pretty!

  5. This is a fantastic set- wonderful!

  6. WOW these are absolutely amazing! Great job with the challenge this week! LOVE the gold and red color choices - makes it so elegant!

  7. SUCH beautiful and elegant colors. Love the touches of gold!

  8. Beautiful job this week!!! Your gift set is simply gorgeous! I love the classic red and gold color combo! And the ribbon is the perfect final touch! :-)