Thursday, May 6, 2010

Still Cramming After All These Years

I thought when I finished school all those many years ago that I'd be done with cramming at the last minute but I was wrong. Now I'm cramming to get cards done and go to on line parties in the same night. So the midnight oil is burning away but I've finished up my gift wrapping the bridal shower present project.

Some of my friends chipped in on a gift card and I was asked to make the card. I thought it was going to be a credit card type gift card but it turned out to be a certificate in a box. I had been planning on making a gift card holder card so I had to shift gears and come up with another idea and this is the results. I actually like this idea better than the original one. I hope my friends aren't put off by the bright colors.

I wrapped the gift card box in white card stock and made a belly band to go around it and then put a coordinating "seal" on the band. The edges of the cardstock on the belly band and the edges of the cardstock on the inside of the card were punched with the same border punch to pull it all together.

In this stamp there's rain pouring down in the background but since I'm not using it as a get well card I changed the rain into little hearts and covered two of them with red glitzy glitter and glossy accents.
Getting the card up on my blog brings home the cramming feeling. It's the typing and writing, reminds me of having to get a paper done. So here it is and all that's left is to list the deets and the challenges.
Here's the deets:
Stamp - MFT Pure Innocence "My Umbrella"
Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black, Ranger Shabby Shutters
Paper - dp Basic Grey "June Bug", yellow cs Colorbok, red cs from MFT , image stamped on MFT white Perfect Panels
Miscellaneous - copic markers, Glitzy Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents, EK Success Dotted Wave border punch, ribbon, MFT buttons, dimensionals to pop up the image
Just Us Girls 31 - Sketch (there's an extra challenge to make this a scrapbook page but I needed a card tonight)
Paper Sundaes 16th Challenge - Red, Yellow and Green
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  1. adorable! Cute colors and I love the "heart shower" Great job on paper piecing too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  2. Awe! What a precious card! Love the bright bold colors! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

  3. Chris doesn't get any cuter then this!!

  4. This is so pretty - I'm sure the recipient will be delighted with it! Love the colors & the umbrellas are great! The bows and the buttons coordinate beautifully!!! Have fun!

  5. eek how cute is this?!!! LOVE that paper and that it's raining hearts!! :)

  6. Oh love that Pure Innocence image and the papers you used are awesome! Beautiful job and thanks so much for playing along with JUGS!

  7. this is adorable, luv it...have a fabulous weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  8. I love the bright colours and the fact that you made the raindrops into hearts. Adorable gift card holder!

  9. Love the bright colors on this, Chris!

  10. Hi Chris! When you have a minute can you pop me a mail I have your badge! Congrats for being Chic of the Week!

  11. Congrats on winning Chic of the Week!!! This card is so incredibly adorable! Love the bright color palette and the way you paper pieced the image!!!


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