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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12 comments:

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

    michelle
    http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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
    Sherry

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  4. Hi Katie!

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

    Ruthie :)

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  5. So darn cute...love it! Lee-Ann :)

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  6. 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..

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  7. 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
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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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