Monday, December 22, 2008

Birthday Wallet



I tell you, this weather we've been experiencing has been plaguing us since mid-December. That's when we were suppose to get together to celebrate one of my older brother's birthday. In a way, it's been to my advantage since I didn't make him anything prior to the original celebration date :) I was inspired to make a birthday wallet via her majesty Julie Ebersole {JulieHRR}. Her version uses my well hoarded madeira paper {obviously I'm still keeping it well hoarded..lol!}. I decided to use my favorite speckletone kraft. The a-dorable epoxy "Make a Wish" sticker is by Creative Imaginations..opening the package almost made me pass out, the aroma was overwhelming. I originally bought the package of stickers to make cards for my sweet 'lil 1 year old nephew...I'm glad I didn't..they were stinky-guy-pan {an Amy'ism}...they are definitely okay to use for a 44 year old's birthday card though...heck we grew up consuming large quantities of MSG and raw eggs...what is a little toxic epoxy aroma? *LOL*


I matched up the RABOM ribbon to the itunes gift card...I also bought him a Home Depot card {you can see that orange peeking out}...that's why I designed the wallet like I did...I didn't want the blazing orange yelling out to him :) It's really for the honey-do list's...I decided to keep the embellishing to clean & simple..it is a wallet for a dude, and I doubt he'd want his all "dolled up"!

19 comments:

  1. What a great wallet gift card holder Amy! I love the kraft cs and the sticker - and the ribbon is just a super popping addition! nice stitching too! lucky guy getting two gift cards inside!

    I got your lovely card (thank you!) and posted in Split coast in my Christmas Rak album!

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  2. How fun is this?! Love the idea of a "wallet," and that ribbon is awesome! :D

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  3. I love your wallet, Amy!! Fun sticker, and fabulous & fun ribbon!! Great job!!

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  4. What a lovely wallet...got to try to do it one day soon! HUGS... SK.. :)

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  5. OMG you rock. This is so cute!!

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  6. FAbulous Amy!!! YOur brother will love it!! Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!

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  7. That's just AWESOME!!! I LOVE the ribbon! Oh so yummy!!!!

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  8. It's darling! I like the epoxy sticker but hate the smell - ugh! Some of my stamps are stinky that way...clear stamps I mean. Would you believe our outside pipe froze and then thawed today when we got temps above 32? AGH@@@@@@@@@ I'm sooooo tired of doing house things with B out of town.....blech!

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  9. Hi, from Brazil!
    LOved your work!
    Great colors and design!
    Merry Xmas!

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  10. "MSG and raw eggs...what is a little toxic epoxy aroma?" How funny is this!! How true!! Adorable card!

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  11. This is fabulous, love the bright colors and the ribbon is awesome!!

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  12. he's gonna love it, if and when you dig outta that white stuff! I really like the stitching, it inspires me to get out my machine!

    Thanks

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  13. LOVE this...I will have to make one of these after my move

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  14. i loooooooooove both the concept and your version of the GC wallet thingie!!! how totally cooOOOoOoOOOOol!!!

    (btw, i'd've mailed the thing and then blamed the "stinky-guy-pan" phenom on the post office!!!) :)

    ps: can you imagine growing up and NOT eating raw cookie dough?!???!? (that's my entire pre-teen childhood gone, right there...not to mention 50% of the recipes i know how to make TO THIS DAY; i.e. tollhouse cookies!) heck, we rode bikes without helmets and went trick or treating by ourselves to the homes of people we did not know! what's a little msg...or toxic epoxy shock...compared to that eh?!?! (sigh) .......happy days........

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  15. great little wallet!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  16. AHA!! You posted while I was in Denver!! Don't think you can get away with this! I will find and comment on them all! This is really cool, and I know that awful epoxy stink! I hope it mellowed out before you had to give it to your bro! We bought a toy for our youngest once and it actually came with a little note to ignore the, "distinctive odor," and that it would, "dissipate with time!"

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Cheers,
~amy~