Hi everyone! This is the card I made for my boyfriend's sister's college graduation. The school's colors are white and hunter green so I went to town on the stamped piece by coloring darkly on the bottom and lightly on the top- fun, huh? I'm not really artistically talented, but this was surprisingly easy enough to do. :) The stamp is Rubber Stampede, by the way. The graduation hat had been sitting in my "junk" drawer for ages- it came in a swap and I just hadn't had an occasion to use it for, so I'm glad I remembered I had it! The black polka dot paper is K&Co and the white paper I made myself with a Studio G stamp. The ribbon came from Michaels, and the green DCWV cardstock was cut out with a Nestability.
I know I haven't been posting much, but I've been making these gift card holders a lot lately- they're SO easy to do, and come out really cute! I forgot to take a picture of the inside of this one, but I cased the idea off of Laurie Schmidlin and you can check out her tutorial here: http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/04/gift-card-holder-a-tutorial.html
I used scraps from the card and another Studio G stamp. It's just big enough to hold the gift card, but you can check out the proportions in this picture (my cards are almost always 5x6 1/2):
Here's a picture of Chris and me with Brittany:
Hope you all like my little gift set- it was a ton of fun to make, and Brittany really liked it (she's an art major- I have a feeling it wouldn't be too hard to get her hooked on card making!) ;) It's been super crazy busy at work, so hopefully soon I can catch my breath and have more crafting time. I'm thinking about doing another craft fair IN A WEEK! Yikes! I'll keep you posted!
-Suzanne :O )