Friday, August 5, 2011

Jingle Belles Rock #32 - Shape Up

I think those Jingle Belles are trying to kill me. This week's challenge is to make a shaped card, and rectangles or squares don't count. Lauren and Stef, aka: The Jingle Belles, outdid themselves, so for me to make a plain old round card, or a triangle, or whatever, would just be wrong. I needed something a little different, so I went hunting for just the right thing. I might have found it with this:

It's a beanie gift card holder that I found here on Splitcoast. I not only read the directions, I watched the video, and then I made one. I, of course, didn't do it the same way as the instructions, because, well, that would be boooring, right?

I didn't use pretty paper; instead I used plain old red card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with an impressions plate. For the band, instead of a piece of card stock and a strip of decorative paper, I took the hard road and chose to use felt. I stuck it to a piece of card stock for stability, then tried to cut the top edge with scalloped scissors ... well, at least it's not plain, there's that.

Here it is open:

Ta-da! A faux gift card inside! It's kinda cute, I think. Oh, those buttons were added at the end; I decided the whole thing was very blah without patterned papers, so I added some buttons for color and called it done.

I'm anxious to see what everyone else will cook up for their shaped cards. Why don't you play along? Hmmm? :)

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. GAHHHHHHH!!!! I love this! ♥ ♥ ♥ Totally and unabashedly LOVE it!! So adorably sweet. *sigh* It's perfect.

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  2. Totally adorable! The buttons are cut, but my fave is the "pompom" on the top of this cap. Info on it, por favor? Oh, sorry - that's my SoCal roots showing - I mean, please?

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  3. Suehttp://randomonpurpose.typepad.comAugust 5, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Okay, I'm typing slower than my brain goes, sorry... I meant to say the buttons are cute, not cut...

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  4. Sorry, Leslie...how about you just delete everything, and I'll quit typing now? Doh! (I mean well...)

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  5. This is absolutely adorable ... I always need some gift card holders, so may have to make a few of these myself for the nieces & nephews ... love the texture of the embossing and felt and the buttons and pompom are such great touches ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  6. This is the cutest shaped card ever! Those buttons are so stinkin' cute! AND the fuzziness just makes it (especially the pom pom; it's just too clever!)

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  7. Oh how fun! You know how I love different ways to send a gift card. Love this :)

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  8. oh holy ♥WOWZERS♥ what a fabulous shaped card AND i love that it's g/c holder AND i totally TOTALLY looOoooOOooove the felt and the buttons! (& the embossing... and the twine... and the little bobbly thingie on top that's also felt!) :) ♥♥♥♥♥, missus!!!

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  9. This is really cute. I know I have the directions for this stored SOMEwhere...now I'll have to find them and try one for myself! :)

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  10. I love this!! Those buttons do add a great touch to the hat but I'm with Sue, I love the tassel you put on top of the hat! Fantastic card Leslie!

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  11. Squeal! This is so adorable, Leslie! I love it! I am a beanie wearin' fool in the winter and I would wear this one in a heartbeat! I love it! The buttons are a perfect addition and that pom pom? Caa-ute!!

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  12. Aw, this is so cute, I love it. Apparently you were not too intimidated by the challenge, you made a perfect and original shaped card for it!

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