3D projects, cards, Masculine

MONEY HOLDER FOR THE BOYS!

Hope life is going well in your corner of the world??  Here it is cold and windy – but I guess you have to expect that for this time of year.  Yesterday was my gorgeous boy’s 18th Birthday.  I can’t believe how the time has flown.  I thought I would show you the card and gift I made for him.

You might recognise the card???

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I used this card for my Convention swap a few month’s ago.  Josh loves vinyl records so thought this idea would be really cool for him.  I used the Circle Thinlets Die to cut the Smoky Slate card base.  I used the Music Notes wheel (now retired) to run over the card in Black Stazon.  The black circle was punched with the 2 1/2″ circle Punch and the white inner circle was punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle.  The small black circle was punched with the 2 step Owl Punch.  The ‘YAY’ is cut from Real Red card using the little extras in the Circle Thinlets set.  I could have used the Chevrons in the set too but these ones were punched with the Chevron Border punch.  The ’18’ is cut using the ‘Timeless Type’ Die (now retired).   I stamped the streaks in Smoky Slate from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ too.

Here is a close-up.  Josh thought it was pretty cool and even at 18 had fun flipping it! 😉

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Here is the inside with just a simple “Happy Birthday” from ‘Fabulous Phrases’.

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I forgot to take a photo of the Money Holder on it’s own but you can see it in the photo at the top. For this I followed the theme of the Vinyl Record.  I stamped over the front of the card using the streaks and splodges from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’.  The stars were punched from the new ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ pack and the greeting is from ‘Label Love’.  Here is the inside of the Money Holder.  I added some more streaks and stars.

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I will give you directions so you can make your own Money Holder.  They can just add a little extra to the gift rather than just adding it inside the card.  I didn’t take step-by-step photos but I think it is fairly straight forward  – I hope 🙂

MONEY HOLDER   (The finished pocket is 16cm long)

METRIC

Cut you card 21cm x 16cm.  Score on the short side at 8cm.

On the long side score at 5cm. Cut off the Top Left Hand section. (This will be the smaller tab section)

Add adhesive along the top and bottom of the lower Left Hand section and fold over to create a pocket.

IMPERIAL (These are approximate.  Check your card size – and your money size).

Cut your card to 8 1/2″ (ie the width of the card) x 6 1/2″. Score on the short side at 3 1/4″.

On the long side score at 2″. Cut off the Top Left Hand section. (This will be the smaller tab section)

Add adhesive along the top and bottom of the lower Left Hand section and fold over to create a pocket.

 

Have a happy day.  I hope to go and create today.

cards, Stampin' Up!, swaps

SOUTH PACIFIC STAMPIN’ UP! CONVENTION IS STARTING!!!

YAY! I am a little excited.  By the time you read this I should be in Melbourne ready for the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention.  There will be so many inspiring new ideas, some sneak peeks of new products and best of all meeting up with Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand. It’s great to finally meet face to face after chatting and sharing comments online on various groups.  There are so many inspiring Demonstrators around here.

Another fun part of Convention is swapping.  It’s a great way of getting new ideas and seeing different ways of using a stamp set or other tool.  I thought I would share the swaps I made today.

The first one is CASED from a clever Demonstrator (Michelle) on a Facebook group I am on.  I loved the idea of it.

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This is such a clever idea but so simple!!! Just cut the sheet of card length ways, score in half, then on one half cut it in half. Done!!  Decorate as you like.  I will show you photos of them individually.  Sorry about the lighting.  It was bad weather when I took the photos a couple of weeks ago and I have only just noticed, but it gives you an idea.

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CARD: Crumb Cake with Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP STAMPS: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Perfectly Penned Plus Adhesive Pearls.

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CARD: Coastal Cabana with Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP STAMPS: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Perfectly Penned Plus Adhesive Pearls.

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CARD: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP STAMPS: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Perfectly Penned. (I did add Adhesive Pearls to these ones, but  I had to grab the one that I missed to take a photo of it!!)

Here is a view with it open to give you an idea.

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The next card was CASED from Dawn Olchefske. I can’t find the card on her blog.  I think I found it on Pinterest????  This is a clever way of using the Circles Thinlets Die.  A great retro card for the Birthday Boy???

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CARD: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White.  STAMPS: Music Notes Wheel, Gorgeous Grunge. PUNCHES: 1 3/4″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, 2 step Owl Punch, Chevron Border Punch.

I will show you my swaps I receive back next week.  They are always great to check out.  Have a great week.  I know I will 🙂

Jenny