Saturday, April 13, 2013

Going Outside the Box a Little

Hi all.

Once again I find myself hanging my head in same at my total SLACKNESS in posting....seriously....where did 2 darn weeks go??? Believe me when I say it is not due of a lack of things to share!!

Today's creation has a slight twist on it and came about as I was VERY time poor. I had a request to do a card for a 10yo birthday party and that there was an iTune gift card to go with it. Immediately I thought " one of the Patty Stamps ones" like here. I was then going to do a larger version for the actual card to write in. Sadly this was also around the time of my 1st workshop and also a lot of other commitments. I ran very short of time to complete the 2 projects. The young birthday girl that was to received the card, her fave colours were red, black and purple, so this was my starting point.

So then I thought to myself why not just make the smaller gift card holder BIGGER? So Google got a flogging and no joy. So then I thought "ok....surely it can't be THAT hard to work out." I got to work...and this was the result.....

              Inside Front                                                                                                 Inside back

The fun part was getting the slot right in the very middle of the card. In the linked tute Patty uses the Word Window punch, but I wanted to step it up a little. I used one of the labels Framelit dies to assist in getting a very pretty shape. This was the result.....

This is what it looked like when the card was "normal". I thought it looked really PURDY.
I guess I should have started out by saying that this card is a standard A5 card (10.5cm x 14.8cm - or 1/2 and A4 sheet of CS.) The red base however was constructed from a 30 x 30cm sheet of CS to get all the folds etc.
Thanks for popping by and I hope you like this bigger version of the smaller traditional one. I think I may create some more of these as they are very handy to have and it really is an all in one!!
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst (ret), non SU glitter CS
Ink: (SU) Real Red, Almost Amethyst (ret), Certainly Celery
Stamps: (SU) Summer Silhouettes, Papillion Potpourri, Birthday Wish (ret)
Dies/Punches: (SU) Labels Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Wide Oval and Large Oval Punch
Other Bits: Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet (for the numbers)
Lynda xx


Anonymous said...

Very nice card, and I like to see things "out of the box". Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Looks terrific Lynda - very pretty xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well ... You did a stellar job considering the time restraints. You don't need to apologise for lack of posts. I can imagine how busy you are doing your normal job & trying to kick start your SU! career. Sweet gift card! Have a happy time during the holidays. HHS xxx

Carol Carriveau said...

Very nicely done! Pretty colors...

Jenny Hayward said...

Well done Lynda. This is a very clever card. Well done for persevering and working on it yourself. Usually for me it goes by the wayside and on to Plan B!! Love the little pocket. The addition of the flower inside ties it all together. Love the ideas.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jenny xx