Wednesday, March 30, 2011

No joke....

Happy Wednesday all! I cannot believe it is the end of March already. Time sure does fly by. And in case you hadn't heard - Friday is April Fool's Day (and my friend Rachel's birthday), and a large scale storm is headed our way here in Maine. 6-12 inches of snow. Apparently no one told Mother Nature that spring officially started over a week ago! NO MORE SNOW PLEASE!!

So - today I will make you think happy thoughts with this colorful birthday gift card holder.

I will get the deminsions for you and post them soon. But in the meantime, take a peek:

I made the base of the card using red card stock and made a mat using black card stock, which really made the colors pop on this card! And I love how it uses circles everywhere. I punched the circles using various circle punches and cut off the edges of some, if needed. Above the sentiment, I cut a small piece of orange card stock and adhered 3 circles to the back and wrapped some ribbon around the base. I also took a small piece of ribbon and tied a bow (and adhered it with a pop dot.)

The inside of the card is where you make the fold for the gift card.

I punched the slot with the word window punch (I had to punch, slide over and punch again). I place a small piece of black as a mat here in the inside too to accent the circles here! Before I adhered the fold up, I cut a small piece of yellow card stock in where the fold would be to add some extra color behind the punched area. I added some sticky strip to the side edges and adhered!

To the top section I added a white mat and another small orange circle with a "for you" sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed this updated version of a gift card holder. (perhaps the next time I make it - I will use the new embossed techinque that is all the rave, and emboss all the circles onto the black mat and then embellish it! Who knows!!)

Thanks for popping in today!

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Friday.... It's Friday...

I am so excited that it is Friday! This week has flown by for me. I hope it has for you. I cannot believe how fast time is disappearing already this year. I hate it... slow down!!!
I have Spring Fever.... might have to have a fever day soon! What do you do on your Spring fever days?

Today I want to share another birthday card... I am loving this stamp set and coordinating punch for the cupcake from Stampin' Up! There is sooo much you can do with it!

I like bright colors for birthday cards. It makes them a little more easier to use for boys/men!
On this card I used some scrap striped paper and coordinating plain card stock. I used the cupcake punch to make the cupcake and stamped the jimmies on it. I punched the candles from a coordinating color and yellow for the flames! I ran some blue ribbon around the center and tied some red to accent it! In the lower right I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the punch bunch set (that I got for FREE thru sale-a-bration) and punched it out with the scallop square punch.
To top it off - I added 2 red brads to the upper right and adhered it all to the card!!!
I usually leave the insides if my cards blank so whoever uses it can write exactly what they want. (what do you do?)
I hope you have enjoyed this card! Tomorrow I am attending the Canton Cruisers Relay for Life Crop for a Cure event! 12 hours of scrapping fun!! I will be back to share some of the cards I will be working on!
Thanks for popping in!