Monday, August 20, 2012

Birthday Money Holder

My son turned 17 last week, and he just wanted money for a present.  Of course, I needed to make something cute to put it in!

I designed my money holder in Silhouette Studio by just welding together some rectangles.  I didn't save the dimensions, but I just sized the top two a little bigger than the money.  The bottom rectangle is half the height of the other two, but a little wider so that it created flaps that I folded in and adhered to make a pocket.

On the inside, I added an oval made with My Creative Time's Stitched Oval Die and stamped it with a sentiment from MCT's Celebrate Good Times.

This pretty jute ribbon is from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique, and I used some of her hemp to tie a tag made with MCT's  Teeny Tag Greetings Stamp & Die Set, stamped with a sentiment from Celebrate Good Times.

My son is really into photography these days.  He's taking a class at school, and my brother lent his his old DSLR, so he pretty much looks like this moose lately!  I cut him at 4" from the Cricut Campin' Critters cartridge.  The background frame was created with Papertrey Ink's Angled Label Die Collection and stamped with a border from PTI's Label Basics Stamp Set.

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  1. Super cute! I just LOVE the jute ribbon, it adds the perfect touch :) TFS


  2. Katie ~ Alright now this I LOVE! The moose is ADORBS and of coure the paper & jute is AWESOME but the holder ~ I LOVE it! Always so impressed how you just weld things together and come up with stuff! Too TALENTED and CREATIVE! I hope Eric had a wonderful birthday! How COOL a photographer in the house ~ make him practice on taking pictures of card and your projects! LOL! BEAUTIFULLY done!

  3. You did a great job. I love that die cut. What a neat way to make a card to hold money. I always hate throwing money loose into a card. This looks so much nicer. I'll have to give it a try. TFS

  4. Hi Katie!

    Your gift card is so cool and looks great! That moose is so cute!

    Ruthie :)

  5. Love how you are using the silhouette and the Cricut .. Wondering if you use a gypsy or just the Cricut. Super cute, he will love it..

  6. Great job creating the money holder! Another Campin Critters...too cute...I bet he liked his card. I was not going to buy any more carts unless...Might have to make one more purchase. I will have to have a closer look at this one :D
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  7. Katie, I love how quick and easy this is to create yet fabulous! this is just perfect for him, I love see the FB pictures that you've been sharing of him working hard at his craft!

  8. WOW Katie,Your card is TOO COOL!!!I LOVE the moose,it looks AWESOME my friend!SUPER SUPER job as always:)


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