Saturday, December 13, 2008

OCC Gift Card Challenge

Yay!
It's the
weekend!
Time for
this
week's
OCC
Challenge
.

This week
Julee
challenged
us to
make
gift card
holders.
Friends of ours just had a baby boy, so this was the perfect challenge since I bought them a Babies R Us gift card.

I made mine following the pop-up gift card holder tutorial that was posted on SCS a couple weeks ago. OMG, these are soooooo easy to make...and fun! I'll definitely be using this again for a couple Christmas gift cards!

...and of course whenever I make anything baby-related, THIS Whipper Snapper Squeaky Clean stamp is THE first stamp I think of. It's my absolute favorite for baby cards (or gift card holders, hehe!). It's watercolored with reinkers and I added some December Sky Shimmerz paint to the water and bubbles. The Mellow Moss mat behind the main image is up on foam dots.

The inside left cover has a stamped sentiment and some baby pins in the lower corners. This is where I'll write our little congratulations note to them. For the back cover, I printed out all the birth info (name, date, time,weight, and then at the bottom it says "...and cute as a button") from the computer onto white CS.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Squeaky Clean, SU Short & Sweet (sentiment and baby pins)
Paper: Textured Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Textured Barely Banana, White
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, blush Blossom, Marigold Morning, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: SU Moss Gingham Ribbon, Moss Button Brads (from Michael's), December Sky Shimmerz Paint, Pop Dots, Sticky Strip
Technique: Watercoloring, Pop-up Gift Card


Be sure to stop by the OCC blog to see the awesome gift cards the OCC girls have made for you. Our special guest this week is also Tori Wild and you won't want to miss what she made!!

22 comments:

Terri said...

This is too stinkin' cute, Denise. Darling image and beautiful coloring! I just made one of these the other day after seeing the tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's blog...so easy, I love it! I need a bunch of these...I will definitely be back to play this challenge! TFS!

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling Denise, i love that stamp, TFS.

Kate's Makes said...

Hi there, i wondered if i could ask you a question please! I saw your card through Our Creative Corner challenge blog and particularly love the blue card you have used - you said it was bashful blue textured card but could i ask what company makes it? I need to get some! Thanks :o)

Rose Ann said...

That is such an adorable gift card holder, Denise!! I love that image and your pretty colors!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love these sweet colors, and how you personalized that little tub!! Fabulous coloring on that adorable image! So cute!!
hugs, Jami

Michelle said...

What an adorable gift card holder & that image is the sweetest!! I don't remember seeing that one before, but how perfect for a wee one :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Denise, that is so adorable!!! What a cute cute cute image!

Cindy H. said...

Ooooh, I love this card!!! It's adorable! TFS

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Denise :) Your gift card holder is so cute!! LOVE the sweet design and colors.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Lori said...

Denise this is so precious!!! They are going to love it!! I am going to have to try the tutorial, I really like how it looks on the inside!!!

silkeledlow said...

OMG - this gift card is really toooo cute - Denise!!! The baby stamp is precious!!! Mason's parents are gonna love this!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

This is too precious Denise!! Love that WS image!! Great coloring!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Completely ADORABLE, Denise! That image is TOO cute!!!

Lynda said...

Too cute Denise! I really need to try one of these, they are awesome!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just too precious Denise!! I love how you wrote the name on the tub!! Sweet!!

Donna said...

how cute! love that you personalized the tub with the baby's name - sweet

Candy said...

Adorable Denise!! Love the new blog banner!!

LeAnne said...

So cute, Denise! Great idea for the gift card holder!
LeAnne

Lisa Graves said...

So Cute!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like this card. It's clean and simple, great coloring and the image tells the story. It's a great sample for either a girl or boy's birth or birthday. It's cute and perfect. MarilynY

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is TOO ADORABLE!!! How sweet are you!!

Wendy said...

So so cute Denise. Love it.