Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birthday gift card holder (CQC121)


Well, hello hello! This is my card for this week's colourQ challenge 121! Check it out, very rich and earthy toned this week! 
cqc121

Initially, I thought these colors would make a great teacher card, but I am ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS out of birthday cards when I need 'em! And, since I make so many cards in a year, I've decided that is RIDICULOUS! I should always have a birthday card (or 10!) on hand. I'd been toying with the idea of a card/gift card holder. So, this is what I came up with...

I made my card, and then made that lower panel with the mustard color punched edge, with no adhesive on the top, to create a pocket to slide the giftcard into. This way, it can be a card and a gift all in one!! I couldn't find a coffee cup stamp when I looked around my stash. I think I **DO** have one somewhere, but it's really small. I used lots of different stamps, and brands of things on this card, it was sort of all over the board! 

This is such a cute latte girl stamp from MFT. Also I had never inked up this awesome mini clear Friends Words stamp I got from my last Spotted Canary prize package for the background, which is heat embossed in white EP on Kraft cardstock. I used and old SU! set called "Wow Flowers" for the birthday sentiment on the right. Though this isn't a very "birthday-ish" birthday card, I think it's really cute and fun for anyone who likes coffee! (like me, or pretty much all of my friends...) ;) 

Well, that's all for me today! Hope you can come play with us at colourQ this week! Would love to see what YOU come up with!! :)

hugs, Noelle

supply list: Stamps: Inkadinkado, MFT, SU!; punches: EK Success & Martha Stewart Crafts; pillow stickers: K&Company; ribbon and solid cardstock: SU!: adhesive button: Pebbles; DP: K&Company

13 comments:

Annette said...

aww how did you know i liked starbucks....just kidding...what a fun card..I love that little image and great background stamp...awesome card..

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

oh how lovely, nice to see this, thanks for sharing!

Kara said...

oh, this is great!! love it!

Anita Scroggins said...

Noelle I love it! What a fun way to give a gift card! So glad to work with you at ColourQ :o)

Christina said...

I will have to try this the next time I give a gift card. I love that little gal holding the coffee cups! Super sweet card, Noelle!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, girlfriend! and the coffee theme is great, so many people love Starbucks. Your card brought a smile to my face this morning, Noelle, perfect birthday card. Have a wonderful day.

Silke Ledlow said...

Noelle, this is a fun birthday card with lots of yummy goodies! Hugs ~S~

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Adorable card, Noelle! You're so awesome!!!

Lisa said...

So fun Noelle! Love the pretty mustard colored border and the whole concept of your card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a great card and I love that the gift card fits into the front pocket.

Marybeth said...

Love this adorable card and that cute stamp you used. A blog friend of mine uses that line of stamps a lot too. TFS . We used to have Poms too! Love those little guys and miss them.

Jenny said...

Love the little pocket for a gift card Noelle, fab the way you've used the colours :)
Jenny x

Linda Beeson said...

I love your card, what a neat design with the pocket. LOVE that stamped girl too.