This weekend is my niece's birthday. She is leaving on trip tomorrow so I thought a gift card would be fun so she could have some extra spending money to get something while she is gone. Needed a card but forgot to buy one.
What to do?
Here is my answer...
Dig through sticker drawer to find this old favorite from 7gypsies. It had all the right words!
Gather some fun ink colors,
and a couple great new stamps. This one from House of 3.
and this new one from 7gypises (loving this stamp). Numero should be at your local scrapbook store in the next week or so, or you can pre-order it here.
I had some of the new 7gypsies Naked tabs (made for the Mini Drawer)
and thought they would make a fun little card/book.
I decided to just stamp and doodle on the tabbed cards (super thick so they make a good background). I sewed just a little bit on each card and left the thread long. I just thought it looked more festive.
When I was through making the cards, I used the small hole on my Crop a dile to make a hole in the top left corner (I punched them all at once), then added a small ring and some of my hand dyed ribbon along with the orange May arts ribbon that I just can't seem to get enough of. All the stickers came from the same "W is for Wow" sticker I mentioned at the beginning. I did use a few other stamps and I have noted them above each picture.
I embossed the cupcake to make it nice a shiny.
The teeny tiny numbers are from the 7gypsies set.
Circle stamp - Paper Source
This one is my favorite...
Wood grain stamp - All Night Media (Michaels)
Wheel of numbers - Invoke Arts
Journaling lines - Catslife Press
I ended with a bright orange envelope for the gift card.
So, nothing really ground breaking here, just some old fashion stamping fun. Again, I didn't go back to the store when I forgot the card...I just used what I had to create something better.
Easter break started today and I have one happy husband (he teaches High School).
That means VACATION starts today! and we LOVE vacation time!