Friday, August 8, 2008

Manly Man Gift Holders!

So, when your dear husband (DH) has a birthday, what do you get him? If he's like MY DH, he already has pretty much everything he wants! So, the boys and I decided to give him some gift certificates this time, so he could just pick out what he likes.

Of course, once you decide on giving a gift certificate, then you need to decide how it should be presented to the recipient, right? So, here is what I came up with for us.

The first project is made from a CD holder (from eP -- eclectic Paperie). This was fairly simple to make... Just embellish top and inside front...

Stamps: So Cool; It's Your Birthday (soon to be ret.); Bold & Basic Greetings (ret.); Background Sampler (ret.); Sporting Goods (ret.)
Inks: Palette Noir (black hybrid ink), Sahara Sand
Papers: Basic Black, Sahara Sand & So Saffron CS; Spring Showers DSP (ret.)

Dotted paper was cut to fit the top of the lid. DUDE sentiment was stamped in Palette Noir ink, after taking a cotton swab to the unwanted areas (that is so cool sentiment & part of the circle, to make room for the birthday greeting). The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped after DUDE... Stamped the diamond background image in stamped-off Sahara Sand, and distressed the panel with a distressing tool and DTP with more Sahara Sand. Layered this on Saffron panel, overlapping the black strip and the background paper. Added an origami "shirt" made with Spring Showers DP. Stamped the tee and ball on Very Vanilla CS, cut them out, and attached to the top!

Inside, I used more Spring Showers argyle paper inside the lid and topped that with another birthday sentiment, creating a space for a signature.

As you can see, the Sports Authority gift card fits perfectly inside! I just cut 3 pieces of packing foam to fit inside the base, so the card wouldn't slide around so much.

The second project, I will share with you tomorrow... Hope you like it!

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