Monday, March 12

Orange IS Fabulous


Hi-ya crafty friends!  I'm joining in with the Clear & Simple gals today to create with the color orange... known over at CSS as "Orange You Fabulous".  Did you know that CSS has a whole line of cardstock, buttons, ribbon, and accessories?  I love it when things coordinate.

Today I decided to make a card that also holds a gift card... perfect for a little something extra at a baby shower or for sending to a new mom.  To hold the gift card I trimmed down the Party Favor 1 die and used thin foam tape around the edges.  The shape reminds me of a gift bag.  Pulling the ribbon back a bit allows the gift card to slide out.


Please take note of the darling nursery rhyme text background from the Sweet Dreams set.  I adore it. This set is so original and sweet... one of my favorites from the Collection 2 release.

Orange for baby cards.  Who would have guessed?  It works and it's fresh...  I encourage you to try it too. For more fabulous orange inspiration, visit the Clear & Simple stamps DT:




Party Favor 1 (die cuts)

ALL Supplies are CSS unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Sweet Dreams
Cardstock: Kraft Like a Rockstar (original) & cream, "Orange You Fabulous"; Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye (polka-dots), Crate Paper (argyle)
Tools: Favor It 1 (die cuts), PTI Limitless Labels 1-3/4"
Sassy Somethings: "Orange You Fabulous" buttons, PTI Orange Zest saddle stitch

12 comments:

Laura B. said...

so fabulous! love how you used the favor die for the front of a card! never would've thunk it! thanks for the inspiration!!!

Elena said...

I don't know how, but you managed to make orange look soft :)

Steph Zerbe said...

I love how you took apart the sentiments to make your own. What a darling gift card idea. The front of that party favor is so cute used this way. Very clever!

Mayol said...

Gorgeous card! i love orange! That's a very cute stamp set.

carol (krillsister) said...

Very creative card. Love how you used part of the favor to make the gc holder. Like what you did with the sentimenst too!

lolita cardenas c. said...

muy lindo el diseño que lograste para la tarjeta, felicidades!

LittleSurferGirl said...

This is SO cute, Denise! You're right, orange totally works for a baby card! Love it!

whoistracy said...

How adorably clever!! Love that you used the front part of the party favor die as a gift card holder. What a great idea.

Laurie said...

This is beautiful and I am loving how you used the box die! So so fun! Great job girly!

Jinny Newlin said...

Isn't this the cutest! And such a great idea! Absolutely perfect!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love your creative use of the box die cut--it works great for the gift card.

Fritz said...

I'm not all that fond of orange and didn't think I'd want this stamp set (cute as it is, just no baby events on the horizon) BUT your card makes me want it and even like orange! Well done!