Friday, February 19, 2010

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Happy Friday, Stampers!

Today's card project was created for Sharon Johnson's "Stamp Simply" challenge. This week, Sharon challenged us to create a card with a tab feature ... like a recipe card or file folder tab. For all the challenging deets, and a look at Sharon's amazing project, clicky HERE.

If you decide to play along, and we hope you do, please link to Mr. Linky on Sharon's post, HERE. If you upload to a public gallery, such as SCS, please use keyword: ssnotime127.

I based the layout of my card using this week's Saturday Sketch Challenge by Stamping 411, SSC138. For all the sketchy deets, clicky HERE.

Since I needed a gift card holder, I decided to create a card with a pull-tab feature:

I embellished an old chocolate brown coin envelope I found in my stash with patterned paper and a stamped image, and slid a kraft tag into the coin envie. My "pull" is the grosgrain ribbon. Here's a look at the gift card holder extended a bit:

Finally, I added an orange* plastic-coated paper clip to hold my gift card in place. So easy, even I could do it!

Check out the beautiful projects created by the Stamp Simply Design Team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits,

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here,

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat,

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy,

Julie Koerber: Out to Impress,

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty,

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden,

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color, and,

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.

For a list of all of the exciting product I used in this project, check out the supply list, below.

Soooooooo, last night Sheila and I were discussing our pretend proposed trip to Las Vegas. For shopping, gambling, and miscellaneous carousing. And why not ... what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? Unless you're in Vegas with me ... then it'll be plastered all over the Internet! (I'm kiddin', Sheila ...)

"So, did you know that the big, high-roller casinos are now equipped with sophisticated defibrillators that deliver the precise level of shock needed to revive a heart attack victim?" I asked.

"Okay, I'll bite: why?" Sheila answer-asked.

"Well, it seems high-rollin' gamblers suffer an inordinate amount of heart atacks while gambling at the big casino's high stakes tables."

"So, if you're at a cheap-o casino downtown, what? They drag ya across the carpet and touch your finger to a doorknob?"

Dang, I would NEVER have thought to do that ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today ... have a fantabulous weekend!

*Ummm, the clip was white; I colored it orange with a Copic marker.

Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: "Chocolate Chip," "Kraft," "Tangerine Tango," and "Very Vanilla" Card Stocks by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: "Bloom & Grow" Collection by My Mind's Eye
  • Stamps: Sentiment from "Fundamental Phrases" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up; Branch from "Thoughts and Prayers" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" and "Tangerine Tango" Dye Inks by Stampin' Up; Distress Ink
  • Color Medium: Orange (YR68) Copic Marker
  • Accessories: Orange Paper Clip; Orange Mini-Safety Pin; Grosgrain Ribbon by Stampin' Up; Dark Chocolate Coin Envelope by Bazzill
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; A2 Embossing Folder; Spiral Punch by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"


Shary said...

Gorgeous colours and a great idea. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

gbarron56 said...

wow, those colors really pop with each other! Great job putting it all together! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge. We hope you'll be back for more soon! Blessings, Gretchen --

Janine said...

You story is hysterical!! Love your tabbed creation too.!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just FABulous Deb! Everything about this is cool--love the pin on the bow!

Charlene said...

Cute card, Deb and that story sounds like a fish tail to me but my DH is heading to Vegas for a (ahem!) meeting so I'll let you know if anything happens.

Tina said...

Fun, fun, fun! Love the colors on this. Sounds like a great challenge.

The Rubber Maid said...

Really love your color combo on presents a bright and cheerfull card. Super! Pat

chercroppin said...

I LOVE this card Deb! Great color combo, and all of your details are perfect! I may have to case this one : )

LOL about Vegas....would LOVE to go! And hey...make sure you're not one of those that get drug across the carpet! LOL

Julie Koerber said...

Cutie patootie card Miss Deb! Love the idea to use it as a gift card holder! Your post reminded me of that Boost juice commercial with the balloons and rabbit -- did you see that one? TOO FUNNY!

Barbara said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Love your tabbed gift card holder, Deb!!

Dana Grothaus said...

Fantastic card! I love all the clean lines. Great job on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Allison said...

Love those papers in combination Deb...brill design!

Penny said...

I really like the layout/sketch of this project the pull tab is great! i think i may have to copy your idea!
Thanks for playing along with the creatalicious challenge this month

Cheryl said...

gorjus colours on this thanks for joining us at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Sharli said...

Awesome card, Deb! I love the colors (in your hands) and the pull out tab was completely hidden! How fun!

Speaking of fun - loved your story! Some static shocks feel like that, I do believe! LOL

Abby said...

Your card is so the layout and colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Creatilicious...hope you'll join us next month.


Erica said...

Hi Deb,

Thanks for your comments about playing cards and curling. I loved your card so much, that I did a CASH and added on SJ's Mr. Linky too. I'm excited about the blog hope and can't wait to see all that talent.

Danielle Daws said...

So sweet! I love the colour combo - very striking. What a fantastic gift this would be. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Christine Blain said...

Great card - love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Deb!!! Love your color combo!! The pull tab is perfect for the gift card! Gorgeous design and such happy colors!

Maria Matter said...

ooo, I love these colors Deb!

gorgeous card, and what a great design for a gift card holder!!!

Fabulous Deb!!!
Blessings, Maria

LORi said...

Oh I love your card!! So happy you shared with The Pink Elephant this week!!


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Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous card!! Love the colors and embossed texture!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Chris said...

very cute, i love these colors!!

that's what mainers do to revive ppl here...we can't afford those fancy schmancy machines here...

Elena said...

Great card, Deb! I love how you made the edge with the spiral punch! The colors are so pretty! And what a cutie this tiny safety pin! :)

LINDA said...

Fantastic card.. Love the colors.. Thanks for joining us at creatalicious..
Hugs, Linda

redwasher1 said...

Fantastic card! Love the tabs and your colors are perfect!!

Risa said...

I LOVE everything about your clean and simple card Deb! The layout and DP are fab!

Kylie said...

What a great card !I love the colours and the little tag. Fantastic idea.

Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious this month.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful,love that colour combo and fab design!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!