Friday, May 15, 2009

{gift card} cuties

Yay! It's the weekend and the sun is shining (kinda rare here lately -lol)!! ;D

If you're here following the Unity Kit of the Month blog hop, you should've arrived via Sara...but if not, you may want to start here at the beginning so you won't miss out on any of the wonderful things being shared today. ;)

I made this gift card holder for my mom as part of her Mother's Day gift. My mom absolutely ADORES quail (each spring she has the pleasure of watching covey after cute little covey crossing her back yard, foraging for food --they truly do travel single-file like that...sooo cute!), so from the first time I saw these little darlings included in Simple Life (March's kit of the month), I knew I would have to use them on something for her. (Turns out she saw them too, and so after more than a month of being tempted time and again, she couldn't stand it any longer and jumped on the KOM bandwagon herself! Go, Mom!! lol): Here's what it looked like when she opened it: And here's what it looked like right before (and after) we entered Michael's (yep, she spent it all! lol): On the inside, I used a few other stamps from two other KOMs (Remember Happiness, the August KOM, and Fresh Beginnings, the April KOM) --it was so easy!

Your next stop on this fun Kit of the Month love-fest is Audrey, who I'm sure will have something wonderful to share with you!

Hope you have a great weekend (even if it means having to clean your poor neglected travel trailer inside and out to get ready to go camping soon -lol)!

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!


Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH), Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink); Patterned Paper: Wild Asparagus "Birthday Girl" Plaid (My Mind's Eye); Stamps: quail covey from Simple Life, March 09 KOM, indulge, small flower from Remember Happiness, August KOM, flourished bracket from Fresh Beginnings, April KOM (Unity); Ink: Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko); Other: Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Loew-Cornell), button, ribbon (Papertrey Ink), scallop dot border punch (Martha Stewart), word window punch (SU!), embroidery floss (DMC), foam mounting tape

45 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is really pretty.

Tiff said...

This is so very very pretty!

Jessica said...

this is just so beautiful! I love it!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the soft colors and the bow is beautiful!!!

Katy said...

what an adorable gift card holder! you're coloring is great and I love the scalloped edge.

Jeanette - said...

this is so sweet Christi - I love the colors and the soft details. I love the inside too :)

whoistracy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the soft colors.

Pamela said...

Love it!!!

Sherry said...

Christi this card is so sweet.. perfect for Mother's Day! I bet your Mom loved it! Very FUN!!

Teresa said...

What an adorably sweet little gift card holder!!!

Kristen said...

Christi this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! :)

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

wow what a beautiful card and great idea!

Eva said...

I ADORE this...can I send you my address?? hehehhe..gorgeous!!

Ang & Ryan said...

Wow, thats a great present and card. Phenomenal job!

Laura L said...

Very pretty card! I love how you made it into a gift card holder!

Pat said...

Well, the photo is ALMOST (note, I said "almost") as pretty as having it here in my hot little hand ;-) Even after a week, I'm still oohing and aahing over it. It's a real treasure to me! Love, Mom

BonnieRose said...

brilliant... love it... omg. what a great idea!

BloomingPink said...

Love the gift card holder! And it's so funny that your mom signed up too.

Dee said...

What an awesome gift you made her. Loving the spring PINK :) great look with adding the scalloped holey punch (I forget the real name) :)

Randi said...

Beautiful! So soft and pretty! Amazing coloring!

JazzyH said...

Soft and pretty!

FibreJunky said...

What a wonderful gift card holder!! I hope you've posted a template or tutorial (or a link?) somewhere on your blog, as I've not seen one with that kind of inside. It's beautiful!

Kendra said...

What a great idea ~ i love your gift card holder.

Judy Rozema said...

Just beautiful! Great gift card!

Chris S. said...

Those little quail are very cute. I think your mom liked her card, right? And how did you know that I am dragging my feet about getting the camping trailer ready for our camping trip??????????????

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Very pretty!

Jana said...

Beautiful and fun card. Love that it is so special for your mom.

scrappypug said...

so beautiful..what a great gift!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous!!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

I really like the coloring you used on this card.

Lauri said...

So sweet!!!!! What a wonderful gift!!!

Lisa F said...

Very pretty! Love the gift card holder - mine would look exactly like your mom's too! EMPTY!

Ashley said...

This is DARLING! How fun that you and your mom share a hobby! I would love that!

Stacy said...

This is beautiful! Your mom is so lucky! I could have used that gift card LOL! My poor wallet has seen more of Michaels than ever the last couple of months! But seriously this is truley wonderful, I love the colors!

Joann said...

beautiful!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

love this. just beautiful.

Erika M. said...

Lovely work!

Gretchen said...

What a great idea!

BishopsMommie said...

love this idea ..thanks for showing will definitely be doing for my next birthday or gift idea!!

Suz said...

Such a cute card. Every time I see this stamp I think of the Partridge Family singing Get Happy & it makes me smile

Kelly Landers said...

Who wouldn't love to get that gift card holder? It is adorable... love the colors!!

Jen said...

Love the soft colors...just beautiful!!!

Karen said...

very, very pretty!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh is this beeeeautiful!!!! Those quail are colored perfectly!!! What a special gift for your Mom!!

Cathy said...

What a cute quail card...and I love the hole/punch for fitting in the gift card!!

Cathy