Thursday, January 6, 2011

Birthday card with a treat #1

Hi all
Over the holiday, my younger son was invited to a New Year's Eve party which happened to be held in the neighborhood.  Usually, Dave and I prefer to stay home on new year's eve, so we were glad we didn't have to travel far to deliver/pick up John.  At the last minute, John found out that the party was a combination new year's eve AND birthday party for twin girls.  I always send my kids to non-birthday parties with a food contribution but suddenly had to shift gears from food prep to gift prep.  The standard gift around here is a gift card or cash so here is what I made for one of the girls.

 I really love to play with the shaker cups so I quickly zeroed in on one to hold our gift.  At first I tried to form a rosette but what I made did not fill the cup very well so I started folding this way and that.  I liked it but I wasn't sure how to clamp the center ...then I thought of the rhinestone brads.  Worked great!!!
It is a simple card but I was pretty satisfied with the way it turned out.  Notice that the folded white part of the card is 4 x 5 1/4" ..I did that so I could add the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 layer on the bottom.  I think that layer gives it a bit more polished look.  The sponged clouds help define the setting of the card.
John said the girls kept asking, "How did your mom do that?"  Maybe they should come to one of my classes...maybe you should too!!!  Make 2011 the year you give yourself some stampin' fun!!



Jan Hoyt said...

well, aren't you a clever girl! I LOVE that and had to come to your blog for the close up for what's inside. What a terrific "gift card" (a gift and a card all rolled...fanfolded?) into one! Bet your son's friend just loved this! And so easy with the hot air balloon and "wish big", you are a genius! Jan Hoyt

SherryBee said...

I just love your money card idea! I'd love to know who you got the money folded to the right size to fit!
Happy New Year!

Linda said...

This is a great "money" holder. How did you fold the bill? Great idea, again, friend.