The plan was to present you with a tutorial showing how to make the Holiday "Joy" Blocks. To do this, I need my camera, and the batteries are still charging. So, I started to make these Gift Card Holders with a Belly Band. I've posted a tutorial on these back in September, but I tweeked it a bit. (Just the embellishment) The dimensions and measurements are the same. Aren't they cute?? If you'd like to see more of these Belly Band Gift Card Holders, along with a tutorial on how to create them yourself, go to the right side of my blog, under "Labels", and click on Gift Card Holders.
For the ornament embellishment, I used the Ornament Punch. I punched 3 separate ornaments for each card. One with the solid cardstock, and two with the Designer Paper. I glued the two ornaments with the Designer Paper to each other, so that the same design was showing on both the front and back. I then folded the ornament in half vertically. And used just a tad bit of adhesive on the crease or fold. Then I adhered the creased part, only to the solid ornament. I tied a bow at the top of each. (Gold cord for the red ornament card, and silver for the green ornament card) I added a stick-on jewel in the center of each ornament. Once I had all of that done, I skimmed the edges of the ornaments with my Krylow markers, running it along each edge of the ornament. (Gold for the red card, and silver for the green card) I also filled in the top cap of the ornament with the Krylow. The Belly Band was embossed with the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder.