Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oh Happy Day Card

I had some time today to work on a birthday card to hold a gift card and I have to say, I’m very happy with the end result. I started out in a completely different place and wound up with this result. What a happy surprise.

There is a blog I’ve followed for a while written by Kay Miller. She designs digital products and I just love her style. If you look back on some of my digital layouts, you’ll see plenty of Kay Miller Designs in use! Recently Kay has decided to utilize her blog, My Joyful Moments,  to share cards she has been making and what a treat it’s been to see her projects. She is so talented! I think I have starred each of the cards that has shown up on my Google Reader.  Okay, so yesterday Kay posted a card that thought I wanted to kind of CASE.  I haven’t used Linen Closet from DCWV for a while and I thought it’d be a great card. So, I started there, but I really don’t have any of the flourish type of stamps (that stamp well) and I couldn’t find a Cricut cut I liked so I got a little discouraged. In my rummaging around I remembered I recently picked up a new 6x6 pad of Pebbles Family Ties Collection that I’ve been wanting to play with.

I decided to ditch the floral clusters and ended up playing with my new Cricut Artiste cartridge/kit that I got from CTMH.  That’s where the chipboard banner and Oh Happy Day stamp came from. Fun, huh?! The little stickpin is also from CTMH.

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On Artiste, there is a cut to hold a gift card and that’s what I decided to make for this card. I wanted to dress up the inside of the card, but didn’t want to use up paper, so I stamped the dots with a Papertrey Ink stamp and Sunflower (CTMH) ink.

The embossing folder used that you can see on the front of the card is from Hobby Lobby. It’s a Paper Studio brand folder. The blue and yellow cardstock is from DCWV’s Spring Cardstock stack.

So, there you have it! A fun way to dress up a gift card for a special someone.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Alanna said...

What a fabulous card. I love how you did the front and then what a bonus to see the inside as well.

Laurel said...

Such a pretty card!

KayM said...

Oh Jeaane!! How sweet of you to mention me on your blog! And thank you so very much for the nice comment you left for me. You always leave such nice comments :) Your card turned out gorgeous!! I love the papers that you used and the banner across the front is perfect! I'm honored that you CASEd me!! And how neat is the inside!! I'm going to have to try that!! Hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeanne,

I just love all the cards that you are making and especially this one. The front reminds me of a quilt. Love it and thanks for sharing.


Barb said...

Jeanne! I LOVE it! It's so bright and cheerful! Great idea about stamping the inside instead of using paper...saves on paper and is less bulky. I know the recipient is going to be very pleased.

Barb :)

mE said...

Hey chica!

I LOVE this card! SUch fun,happy colors! I used this stamp set this past week, too! ANd I opened up Artiste and took the sticker/label thing off the cartridge and USED it (gasp). LOL!

Love ya!