Monday, September 1, 2008

Stars and Stripes

It's another Penny Black Challenge!

This time it's all about Stars and Stripes to any project that you create...a card, ATC or an altered item. And, I just found out that a friend of mine at work is leaving next Friday for a promotion so, instead of making her a card, I thought of doing a gift-card holder. I found this tutorial making this 8x8 Fold Gift Card Holder by Cambria Turnbow of Stamp a Little Love Baby!



This literally took me less than 5 minutes to make this, and I think I'll be making these for Christmas ... if I decide to give-out gift cards to the kids instead of presents (and if the kids are reading my blog, they'll be agreeing with me...LOL!) This cute mouse is from Penny Black, Bubbly acrylic set. The stars are covered with Crystal Clear Stickles. The sentiment was printed in the computer and I used my Stampin' Up Star punch and raised with stamping dimensional. The patterned paper is by Stampin' Up Petal Patch Designer Series Paper.

Did you see Eyes the cards, I created yesterday? Make sure to scroll down Teethy


<---- this is what it looks like inside. Just wished I used a stamp instead of my handwriting =(

Stamps: Bubbly by Penny Black

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip card stock and Petal Patch DSP from Stampin' Up

Ink: Timber Brown Staz-on ink and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, SU Star punch and Crystal Effects

23 comments:

Sankari W. said...

I can't believe it took you less than 5 minutes to make that!! because your card is just soooo beautiful - and that is a great idea for a gift card - card :) (and by the way your handwriting is beautiful - more than any stamped sentiment because its from YOU!) Beautiful card Catherine!!!

Angie Tieman said...

What a sweetie on your card! I love the dark edging around the star and I also love your handwriting on the inside, it looks great!

Carmen O. said...

What a great gift card holder! I definitely want to make a few of those.

You have great handwriting, I wish mine looked as good.

Thanks for sharing.

Bev said...

Wow, it's fab Catherine, gorgeous colours and papers and such a sweet image
hugs Bev x

Curt in Carmel said...

These are adorable! I'm starting to really get the itch for some mice stamps! I've looked at the rest of your cards for the last 3 posts! Fabulous! Best, Curt

traciejane said...

oh this is sooo ctue Catherine, love your take on the challenge - gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC :)x

Andrea Roose said...

Hi, Catherine,
thanks for your visit.

Andrea

Tina said...

Wow, wish I could make something look that great in five minutes! It's gorgeous and your handwriting is fab too. Love it!

kath said...

what a great idea Catherine and wow that fabulous in 5 minutes...love the papers and that cute image - your friend will love it
thanks for playin along at PBSc this week
Love
kath
xxxxx

Janine said...

Great card Catherine and in record time!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Another fabulous card Catherine! Love the inside too, it's just as special as the outside. Super cute image too. Love the papers! :)

Alexandra said...

Too cute Catherine - I just love it and I am sure she will too!! And, look at that adorable penguin card - so sweet! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolyn Bounds said...

Less than five minutes?!?! You need to come over and teach me how to make something sooo adorable in that amount of time. LOL!!!

I love the colors and papers you used. And the image is WONDERFUL!! Your coloring really brought this cutie to life. I adore it!!

BTW, what is wrong with your handwriting? I think it is perfect...love the smiley face.

Another beautiful Catherine creation:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

LOUISE said...

Fab card Catherine, love the image, and the papers are great. Louise x

Swaantje said...

What a great gift card holder!*wow*
Love the image..

Laurel said...

Super! Love this little mouse too!

ink'n'rubba said...

love this cutie mouse with the stars and stripes paper making a fabulous folder. annie x

Dawn said...

Hi Catherine
thanks for stopping by, this is a great idea and so beautiful - great details.

Shelly said...

Wow! For a 5 min card this is fab! I love the paper! This stamp is so cute! I have it and completely forgot about it, thanks for reminding me x

Beth said...

This is wonderful! I love the papers you've used! Thanks for joining in!

Sandra Smart said...

I love that little mouse! How cute!

dpkennedy said...

This is too cute! I am going to check out the PB blog..love those images!

Rose Ann said...

Your gift card holder is so cute!! Great fold and pretty papers!!