Saturday, December 22, 2012

3D Interactive Pop-Up Cash Card!

Who doesn't like cash? 
I have 2 teens on my Christmas list this year, and they are saving their money for some big-ticket items, so I was happy to contribute cash as their gift this year (saves me shopping stress!)
But as nice as it is to get cash, it's kind of a downer not to get a gift to open. 
So I made these:

So fun!
And I feel good that I put a little bit of effort into their gifts. 
Should at least earn me some "Coolest Auntie Ever!" votes :)
Here's a close-up of the pop-up part for those of you who want to make one yourself:
  • Sorry, I don't have a template for the pop-up part, I just "winged it". 
  • There are basically 2 pop up tabs cut out of the center of the card, with snowbanks glued to them. 
  • Instructions for money origami can be found HERE
  • I used glue dots to adhere the cash to the card, easy to rub off without damaging the money.
Note: the new Canadian bills that are sort of plastic don't work well for origami folds, make sure to use the older paper bills for this.
I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

My 2012 Christmas Cards

In all the holiday chaos, I forgot to post my Christmas cards I sent out this year:

Inspired by Lisa Stenz, check out her blog and you will be inspired too!

Inspired by my friend Vicki (and not the first time either, she has the best ideas!)

Inspired my many starburst cards I found on Pinterest

Direct CASE from a card found on Pinterest by Monica

I kept these all very simple and non-bulky because I hate having to pay extra postage when I'm mailing out a bunch of cards. 

I have a couple more "Gift" cards to work on today, which are definitely more bulky and not simple at all...I will post them for you soon.  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and not getting stressed out with a bunch of last-minute things to do!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

December birthdays don't always suck...

Most people born in December seem to get shorted for their birthdays, or forgotten in all the holiday hubbub...not my BFF Rene!  She just celebrated a special birthday this weekend. Here's the keepsake card I made for her:

You can click on the photos to see a larger view


And of course I made her a cake!
My recipe "White Russian" Cake, there's Kahlua in this cake! Used it in the cake, the filling and the frosting, YUM!
She's going to kill me for posting this on the internet, but Happy Birthday girlfriend!

If you want the recipe for this cake, you can find it HERE

See, December birthdays are AWESOME!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

HAS October card

I'm a little late posting the Humble Artists Swap card from October. Better late than never.

I'm not crazy about how this card turned out, but I had limited supplies to work with.
Of course, we are to use all CTMH products.  The guidelines we had to follow were tough:
  • Use at least 1 new ink color >I used slate
  • Use at least 2 new ribbons >Burlap ribbon, Harvest Baker's Twine...took some liberties here, but it's the only new product I had on hand:)
  • Use at least 3 new patterned papers >Avonlea papers
  • Use at least 4 new cardstock >Avonlea Green, Avonlea Teal, Avonlea Offwhite, Slate
  • Use at least 5 embellishments (including the 2 ribbons) >Chocolate flower button, paper flower, brown sparkle, liquid glass and ribbons
  • Use at least 6 stamped images >coffee bean border strip, spoon, cup, pot, steam, fleur de les border strip  (stamps from B1404 Cup of Cheer and C1488 Victory WOTG)
  • Use at least a 7 word sentiment >from B1404 Cup of Cheer
  • Use at least 8 layers >check
I used a Mojo Monday card sketch, and the images are colored with a mix of watercolor pencils, ink and markers.
Thanks for stopping by!