Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gift Card Holders at Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we're challenging you to make a Gift Card Holder. We're sponsored by Bugaboo and I used their wonderful Cat in Hat - Youer than You digi stamp:

I had so much fun using this Buagboo image for my Tissue Box Cover, so I couldn't resist using it again for this card for a good friend of ours. He was amazing supportive during a rough time, grabbing us groceries & driving us around. I told my husband that we couldn't just reimburse him, I needed to make a card! Our friend's cat and dog were my inspiration and I did my best to reference their coloring. I colored the Buagboo image with Copics and distress ink, and added FlowerSoft and flocking to the cat. The dog is heat-embossed in yellow on black paper with a clear stamp from an Inkadinkado set.

I'm not sure why, but when I thought about the design for this card I immediately wanted to include an origami cat made from a dollar bill. Just seemed like a fun idea! I decided to make an Origami Money Cat, based on the video tutorial by Jo Nakashima. I didn't want to glue it down, some I created a pocket with a die-cut fence.

I used drywall tape for the grassy background on the front, coloring each piece with different greens. The clouds are die-cut from a white metal from Add a Little Dazzle. The sign image is glued onto a wood coffee stirrer.

For the inside, I made a simple pop-up base and attached a blue rubber band (an upcycled tourniquet actually) with leaf-shaped eyelets and gemstone brads. I used a Chinese money envelope for the gift.

I'm entering this project into the following Challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers: All Creatures Big and Small

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,


  1. What clever idea CG doing the origami cat from money. I love the Dr Seuss quote too. Hope life is getting better for you. Hugs Wynn xx

  2. lovely card and all that you have made thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers Racheel dt

  3. lovely card and all that you have made thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers Racheel dt

  4. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member


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