Monday, May 5, 2008

Make a Teenager Happy

How do you make a teenager happy?


Well, isn't that a hard question to answer! Trust me, I have two of them.....lots of silver hairs....no more 'splainin' needed!!!


Although it's hard to make them completely happy, giving them a gift card for their birthday seems to help. I don't even attempt to pick out clothes for DD anymore. I am tired of the "Ew....what were you thinking?" attitude!!!


Anyway, onto this adorable and bright gift card holder perfect for any mood-swaying teenager in your life!!! It starts out with a Real Red base card measuring 6" x 8.25". Score your cardstock (on the long side) at 2 5/8" and 5 5/8".


The front of the gift card holder has all the yummy goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog: Summer Picnic Paper, Blooms die cuts, Summer Day rub ons. This stuff is just so pretty!!


The patterned paper strip measures 1 1/2" x 6" and it is matted on a 1 3/4" x 6" strip of Certainly Celery.


I sponged the die cut with some Only Orange ink for some intense shading. I then used my white gel pen to dot around the edges. The center of the flower is from my well-loved Circle of Friendship set. I chose a birthday theme....stamping it in Real Red ink and punched with my 1" circle punch.


The "For You" sentiment is actually a rub on. They are SO easy to use....they transfer beautifully to whatever surface you choose to work with.


The gift card is held in place using my Slit Punch on a scrap of Certainly Celery. I added some 1/4" Real Red circle punches to highlight the gift card area.


Give this gift card holder a try. It's easy yet beautiful!!!!


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Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!

1 comment:

newenglandstamper said...

This is a great gift card holder - I don't think I've seen one like this before. Very cool.