Friday, May 8, 2009

Show me the Money :)

The most popular gift lately seems to be money. With upcoming graduations, birthday parties, weddings, engagements, I thought it would be appropriate for my guests at my last workshop to make a simple money holder. Simple indeed! This template is thanks to Patty Bennett. Now there is no reason you can't give it a try - directions are easy peesy!
This starts with a base of Cameo Coral cut at 9-1/4" x 7" and scored at 3" and 6-1/4" (your middle panel will be slightly larger). TIP: These cards will fit into a regular, non-SU NO. 10 size envelope. Measure and place a mark an 1" from the score line and an inch from the bottom and then cut your diagonal. TIP: I used only a Clear Rhinestone Brad for closure, but money will be smaller than most gift certificates, so you may want to add a strip of sticky strip to enclose the end.
I decorated the front with a piece of Whisper White layered with A Walk in the Park DSP. I used my Word Window Punch on my Designer Paper to punch out a a spot to add my sentiment. TIP: I'm pretty good at eyeballing things and set my sentiment in Basic Gray just right, but if you have a Stamp-a-mi-jig you may want to use that for your perfect placement.The final touches to inside and out were these adorable flowers, using the Simple Flowers Embosslit, popped out in seconds using my Big Shot. Added some Crystal Effects and sprinkled on a dusting of Dazzling Diamonds for a little pizazz. Like it? Thought they were cute, quick and easy. Definitely can be made under 15 minutes without adding lots of detail.

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Stamps: (sentiments) Heard from the Heart(111644), Fresh Cuts (111634)
Paper: Cameo Coral(100475), Whisper White(100730), Walk in the Park DSP (Occasions Mini115123)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Accessories: Big Shot(113439), Simple Flower Embosslit(114514), Clear Rhinestone(113144), Word Window Punch (105090) Crystal Effects(101055), Dazzling Diamonds (102023)


Kris said...

Very cool, Kim.

Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

Melissa said...

Love the inside! Thanks for sharing!

Ann Schach said...

What a great idea! Plus, you used one of my favorite designer papers!

Mary Fish said...

Brilliant idea. I'm going to need to case this! Hugs, Mary

Tiffany said...

Beautiful Kim, especially the inside. What a beautiful way to present the gift of money.