Friday, April 15, 2011

Ta Da!

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!


  1. Yikes! Seems like about 3 weeks ago she was 5. Time flies. Adorable project. Creative, that's you.

  2. awesome. love your project so much. tfs
    happy birthday to your niece.

    Felicitas from Germany

  3. Love, love, love the things you do.

  4. I LOVE this! And I hope Lori has those fabulous number stamps!!!

    p.s it is snowing in Calgary today.....imagine that!

  5. Such a great card and so very personalized for your niece. Well done! Happy vacation...

  6. Simply awesome little project! Love the fun colors!

  7. For sure this is something way better. What fun to make and receive.

  8. Fantastic project... love those new # stamps!

  9. OMG! I LOVE this idea. You could personalize it for whoever the recipient was gonna be. :::filing this in my pea-brain for future reference!:::

    Happy vacay!

  10. LOVE IT!!! So much fun to make and no doubt to receive as well.

  11. too too AWESOME!!! You always make the most amazing creations. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

  12. Love this little project and I think Numero is on my wish list!

  13. Janet Hopkins sent me & I'm so glad she did!!!

  14. Thanks for sharing this project with us... Tracey in NZ

  15. Janet hopkins sent me too! Nice work! Great color and balance in your work! Looking forward to seeing your tutorials.

  16. Janet sent me too. :) I love this project and so many of your other projects too.

  17. Paula, you know I'm your fan number one, I mean you overcome every day ... I am very glad to have you as an endless source of inspiration.