Friday, December 23, 2016

JAI #342 Just add 'N'

Hello there,
well the end of the year is almost upon us and I have (almost) made it through the pre-Christmas chaos. To end the year at Just Add Ink we have one more challenge for you. We will be keeping the challenge open for two weeks (closing date will be Jan 4) so you'll still have time to play along after the Christmas festivities are over. This will be a non-voting challenge as the JAI team will be on summer holidays returning on January 20 with a blog hop to begin the year. So what is the challenge? Well we are ending the year with Tina's suggestion to Just Add 'N'. The main element of your project must be something beginning with 'N'. This could be navy, neutral tones, a night scene, or a nautical scene! 

Here's what I came up with.

A simple inside pocket.

I usually give my Dad a book gift card but make sure to create some special packaging for it. This year I used Night of Navy as my base, and added lots of sparkle with embossing, silver foil and silver glimmer paper. I think I made it fancy, as the die cuts add lots of detail and texture, without making it too girly - this is for my Dad after all! The holder was super simple to put together. Simply cut a piece of cardstock 4" by 12". Then score at 2" and 5". The 2" flap forms the pocket, just tape up the sides, and you secure the top flap by adding a 1" wide (roughly 9" long) belly band.

Hope you can join us either before Christmas (it's not long to go!) or after - remember the challenge close Jan 4. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's projects too!

Thanks to all who have dropped by my blog. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Christmas Pines, Merriest Wishes
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White (Thick)
Ink: Pretty Pines thinlets dies, Night of Navy, Versamark, Whisper WhiteAccessories: Silver foil, Silver glimmer, Silver embossing powder, Silver metallic thread, Rhinestones - Jewels, Tear and tape


  1. This is a really beautiful and elegant gift for your Dad, Kim. Merry Christmas, lovely! xx

  2. This is a beautiful card. I bet your dad thinks he is pretty special!


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