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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Money for the Party Animal!!!

I sat down a couple nights ago with an idea! I have seen people make long cards (tall cards, however you look at it...LOL!), but I don't like to make them. However, I wanted one I could mail in a standard business envelope. They are cheap, and I had plenty around! This card measures 4"x8". There is a 2 inch pocket. So, I cut CS to 8x10. Left it 8" wide, and scored at 4 & 8 down the 10" side. That gave me two 4" parts for front and back, and a 2" pocket. The cute animals are from SU's Fox & Friends set. I really like how this turned out and I have never seen anyone use this exact fold, and it's SO simple! Keep going to see this pics of what makes it REALLY cool!
Above you see the card from the insert comes out, and is double sided. Keep going to see each side. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also SU, the set is All Holidays. And you gotta love how I am still using up paper from two years ago! This is Ski Slope DSP, but this particular pattern works well for birthdays, too!

And this is what you see when you pull out the insert. Nothing too fancy, just some lightly stamped animals. I know, I know, I am getting to what is actually cool about this card!

It holds money for your party animal!!!! I used the Slit Punch and some eyeballed measurements (who needs rulers?), to make it perfect for holding money in place. AND under the money is blank, with plenty of room for a message. I didn't have anything larger than a $1 for the pic, sorry. I am taking donations for $20's or $50's if anyone has one to spare:)
Paper is Choc Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP
Ink is: Choc Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Fox & Friends, All Holidays
Punches: Ticket Corner, Scalloped Edge, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Slit Punch
Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons are SU except the brown one...but it's close in color, and all I had! So, it doesn't count...LOL!
Ok. I will be out of town next week. My floors are FINALLY going to get cut up, replaced, and the other rooms sanded and stained. We will be visiting family and friend out of state. I will be sure to get a post or two on delay to post while I am gone!


Chanda Stehlik said...

This is so cute! Love the idea of a money holder!

chanda stehlik

CathyRose said...

This is so cute. I like the larger size and that you can still send it in a standard sized envie. I think this would work well for graduation cards too, anytime you want to give a check or cash. Great job on this!

Maxine said...

I love this, and I have this stamp set to try my hand at it. I'm now a follower.

Lori said...

Neat idea! I'm liking this a lot.
Found you at SC.

Lori Burkitt

Kim said...

Cute idea,

Thanks for sharing,

Kim - a new follower

Jaime Benavides said...

Tag you're it! I'm now following your blog courtesy of Stampin' Connection & would love for you to stop by my blog & become a follower of mine...Thanks! http://www.scrapcrazydiva.blogspot.com
Adorable blog!

Shannon Willis said...

Oh My!! Your card is adorable. I found you through Stampin Connection. I hope you can stop by my blog for a visit.

Be Blessed,


Cheryl, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Always need ideas for kids cards -
Cheryl - new follower

Lin Starks said...

Tag you're it! I'm now following your blog courtesy of Stampin' Connection & would love for you to stop by my blog & become a follower of mine...Thanks!

gale said...

Adorable!! What a great idea!

Shannon said...

Thanks Naomi! I just started following.

The Pursuit of Stampin'ess said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! So fun!

Thanks for sharing.. love it.
Take care, Pauline