Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PSC37:For The Graduate

Welcome back my creative friends for another super fun challenge with The Perfect Sentiment. 

Since I am pretty sure we all know at least one person graduating this year, whether it be from high school, college or even a grade school promotion..this week's challenge comes at the perfect time. You are challenged to use a sentiment appropriate for a graduate...BUT..the twist (which I totally love) is to create a gift card or money holder instead of a traditional it!!

Here's my take on this week's challenge......
I absolutely love creating projects like don't get me wrong..I enjoy making cards...I just like to mix it up once and awhile too : ) I created this gift card holder using a recycled manilla file folder, vintage library card checkout sleeve & card and a portion of a bottom pocket folder. I'll explain each piece as we go along.
I cut the manilla file folder down to the size I wanted..inked the edges and added some Composition paper by Rusty Pickle. The file clip is topped off with some yummy twine from The Twinery. I didn't really notice this until I was taking pics but they almost resemble the tassle from the graduation cap huh?
I used some Tim Holtz alcohol inks on an ordinary paper clip to give it that vintage feel and added it to the sentiment which I mounted onto a piece of chipboard.
Here you can see the "shine" from the library card sleeve. I attached the GC to the vintage library book checkout card...adhered it to some chipboard for strenght and slipped it into the sleeve. You can easily pull the GC out by using the file clip.
I "borrowed" my daughter's GC for this project. She was worried I was actually giving it to I used the business card section from the bottom pocket folder..I just cut out the portion I needed for this project.
I stamped this ruler on some plain cotton ribbon I had in my stash. I thought it gave this a "scholary" look : )
Ok I just had to share this one with you can see my super high-tech props I use for my photo shoots...presenting Mr. : )

Now for some amazing inspiration from my fellow DT members.....



June Guest Designers:

Our sponsor for this week is Fred She Said Digital Designs

The winner for this week's challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to their online digi store. Be sure to stop by their webstore and check out the images they have available.

Now that you have been inspired by the PSDT...head into your creative space and get started on your graduation gift card/money holder for this week's challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with : )

Don't forget about my 1 Year Blog Anniversary giveaway I'm having. I have a HUGE blog candy stash to give away to someone once I reach my first 100 followers. Last I looked I am only 25 followers away from that can check out the goodies I have up for grabs HERE.

I want to again thank all of my followers and for all of you that continue to come back and see what I'm up to means alot : )

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post.

Happy Scrappin : )

Products used:
Rusty Pickle-Composition paper
Vintage library book checkout sleeve & card-scrappy stash
Bottom pocket folder-scrappy stash
Vintage lined notebook paper-scrappy stash
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink-Butterscotch
The Twinery-Maraschino & Charcoal
The Girls Paperie-Paper Girl clear stamp set-ruler
Cotton ribbon-scrappy stash
Staz-On Jet Black ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Frayed Burlap
Stamps Etc.-Congrats sentiment
File clip-stash


  1. Super cool design! Love the school themed papers and embellies!

  2. what a wonderful gift card holder nicely done.

  3. A fabulous creation and such a great idea. Your colours and details are wonderful.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining you at the Simon Says Stamp challenge

  4. Ooooh, aaaaahhhhhhh! What a great idea! All your textures and details really shows thru in this project!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  5. Ohhh, Abby! I can't decide what I like best about this gift card. It is so very unique and I love all the details and supplies used to create it! Fabulous!

  6. You are so smart! Love the ribbon...the the pull the garlic! LOL

  7. What a wonderful creation, love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

    But to be in with a chance to win the prize you need to link to the challenge blog.



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