My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Monograms and Special Birthdays

 Tonight DH and I are going to a party to celebrate the 18th and 21st of our friends sons. The boys have their birthday on the same date in August, but with all their friends celebrating this year also and trying to fit all the parties in, it was decided to go for a mid summer celebration.  Now it's one of those dilemmas what do you give to brothers sharing the same birthday on their 18th & 21st!!!!!!!!!!! I spoke to their Mum who said that like many of us they hope to go to the Olympics and so money would be appreciated.  However it's nice to give it in a slightly more interesting way.  So I've made my own version of this gift card holder that US demos were given on their recent incentive trip.  I've adapted it to UK measurements and instead of a gift card I've added the cheque. 
I started making this around 7am this morning and have found quite by chance that it also fits in with the challenge set by Chrissie and Mandi at Less is More.  They've asked for Monograms this week and that's fitted in really well with my gift card as I'm making two obviously, I want them to be personal and so have monogramed them, well this one so far as the other is yet to be made!
The party tonight is in a marquee so wish us luck with all the rain!  Hope you have a fun filled weekend.
Hugs Zx
ps Please don't forget to follow and join in the St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. It's a really worthwhile cause.

Cardstock  -  bashful blue, pacific point, whisper white
Ink -  real red
Dies - top note exclusive to Stampin' Up!
Punches  - 13/4"circle, word window
Stamps  - Party this way, Varsity Alphabet
Accessories - Celebrate dsp and quick accents, real red satin ribbon


Kathyk said...

Fab card and a great gift idea. Lovely masculine colours and so very well done on being first this week too


Chrissie said...

Super idea, and a brilliant card!
How swift too... another psychic moment I think... LIMettes do it all the time!
Thanks so much Zoe.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Super idea Zoe, great colours
Just about CAS enough! lol
Thanks for entering so fast...plenty of time for another!

Thanks as always
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Love your bright colours and the gift card idea is great. x

My name is Wynneth said...

What a brilliant idea Zoe - makes a cheque or cash so much nicer as a gift when it is inside something a great as this. Enjoy that party, sounds like it's going to be FUN !

Stamps and Paper said...

Brilliant card and what a fantastic idea Zoe love your colours too.


Jan Ltc said...

Great card xx JAn

Tara Cardwell said...

Zoe - this is such a clever project - I always like to "wrap up" money when giving it as a gift. I love the colours - masculine yet funky. Thanks for adding the link to St Luke's too :-D
Tara x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there. Love your card , great idea very clever and so bright with great colours, Have a great weekend


Canonbury creations said...

Great project, a lovely way to give money
Val x

Deborah Frings said...

Zoe - this is just a fantastic idea. It's perfect for a guy - strong colours and great papers. Thanks also for the link to St Luke's!

Kim S said...

You have put together such a simple card but it is so very fun and interesting!

StampingStace said...

I love this card, brilliant way to give gift Cards!
Staceyx (19)

Cathy said...

Great project, and fab idea.
Cathy xx

Ang C said...

A fantastic card - love the way it holds the gift too

Dana said...

Just perfect!

Tracy said...

Lovely card and a great gift idea.
Hugs xxx

Loraine Arderne said...

Great gift idea Zoe! Lovely bright colours.

Suzilou said...

Love this idea, will have to remember this one :)

Diane said...

Super card..and a great idea!!

nicky said...

great card , like the ribbon

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and gorgeous idea!

Lynne said...

A super card and what a brilliant idea for a gift.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

What a fab gift card, couldn't be more perfect for the challenge. xx

Beryl K said...

Brilliant gift idea and fabulous card
Beryl x

Susan said...

Zoe, this looks awesome...and I'm sure that the guys receiving them will be thrilled...probably more about the money than the card...but that's just being boys! Their mom will appreciate the time you spent making something special for each of them!
My Card

Margaret said...

Brilliant card Zoe and perfect for the boys
Margaret x

G Peplow said...

Hello there, great card, love your choice of colours and such a clever idea to make a place for the gift. I hope you enjoyed the party, Gay xxx

TAM said...

Fabulous card and so quick off the mark but as Chrissi said obviously another psychic moment

Sandra said...

Great idea and love the colours

jo said...

What a fab idea! Looks great and I'm sure the boys will each appreciate them!

Sandy said...

Lovely gift card - lots of embellishment and layers,

fatmonica said...

Great gift card!