Tuesday, June 30, 2009

woot woot thank you


It has been ages since I played along over at Caardvarks. I was hoping something would hit me for their window challenge. The other night when I was putting away a Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo kit, I decided to take the ribbon out of its packaging and then "aha" it hit me. I thought it might be the perfect size for Fabriano's and bingo it was. I wanted to put together a set of thank you cards for a co-worker's upcoming birthday...watch now she'll start reading my blog :)

I originally was going to use a hambly chandelier cardstock sticker but it wasn't big enough...wwwaaahhh...it was hot pink too...so I de-hoarded that adorable owlie...seriously I dehoarded. Lucky thing I'm close enough to my coworker to ask for the packaging back...LOL...unfortunately I'm telling the truth! I'll just tell her I'll put together a refill for her {wink wink}. In all honesty, she'll probably give me the packaging back knowing that I want the owlie back :)

I'm patting myself on the back for using my American Crafts scraps...isn't that orange houndstooth paper a-dorable?

The cards use my fav chandelier image by Impress...you can't tell but there are a couple black Kaiser Craft blings on it. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Okay, that's it for today....ahhhh...it is going to be a short work week for me..we have Thursday & Friday off...woot woot!!!


35 comments:

  1. Amy, this is adorable and your co-worker is going to love it.

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  2. This IS great!!! Glad your co-worker gave it back to you - ha ha!!! Love what you did with it!
    Maria

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  3. You're too funny!

    Love this idea, so clever.

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  4. oh man... i can't believe you are giving that cute thing away!! I would not have been that strong ; ) This is adorable and a great idea! Love it!
    btw... what do you do in your day time hours?? i don't think I ever asked. SO excited for the short week!

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  5. Such a fab idea Amy. She is going to love it - soo cute x

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  6. Cute, cute, cute! DH thinks I'm crazy for saving packaging from other products, but it's so much fun to repurpose them.

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  7. Orange houndstooth paper and owls make for great projects Amy - whooooo knew?!? hehehehe Love the recycling too! You're so smart!

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  8. Super cut and what a great idea I don't blam you for wanting the owl back he is so cute!!!Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Your owlie looks great. My friends are always giving me envelopes...they would never give me the owlie back!

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  10. Oooh, I just love that Owlie :D

    I think I might ask it back too if I were you :P

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  11. LOVE the chandelier card!! Are the edges distressed? I can totally see the black rhinestones. It's so stylish and FAB!!!

    I'm chuckling about the cute owl and the packaging!! It's SO hard to dehoard some things. I mean, sometimes it's literally PAINFUL!! Gosh, what adorable packaging this is!!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  12. This is just super cute and so clever.

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  13. Brilliant, my dearie! I love it!

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  14. OMGoodness, what a absolutely fab gift! The Chandeliers are gorgeous and I can totally see why you don't want to let go of that adorable owlie...love it paired with the houndstooth!

    (-: Heidi

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  15. Such a cute idea! I made something like this before using packaging.

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  16. Fabulous gift set! I could see why you would want to hold onto that owl, he's too cute!

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  17. Oh my! This is totally fantabulous!! So ingenious of you1!!

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  18. Wonderful gift, your co-worker will love it!!! I am betting she'll love it so much she won't give it back :).

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  19. oh my goodness amy this is way cute...i love it...hugs

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  20. That looks good, you are a very sweet girl;)

    hugs Dora

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  21. Oh this caught my attention!!!!! Love the owl sooo cute!!!

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  22. Such a fab use of the stash. I love the owl and I love that the cards iside are not all matchy-matchy with the owl :) Hoot hoot right back at ya!

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  23. Oh darlin, I think I need to get a new job where you work! LOL

    She most definitely will read your blog now! LOL And she may even start stampin which means you won't get owlie back next time! heheheh!!

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  24. Aren't you clever re-using that packaging ... and that owl is just too cute ... sometimes you just have to learn to part with things :^) ... love it!

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  25. So great - love that big owl!! Great set amy! :)

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  26. your a hoot and such a helper. thank you my friend. How nice a homemade gift. You rock the stamp scene!!

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  27. Wow, this is sooo great!! Love the owl :)

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  28. I am coveting those owls! Your stuff is amazing!

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  29. Fabulous gift, Amy!! I'm loving that cute owl!!

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  30. WOW, Amy, this is just gorgeous!!!! Love it!

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  31. Cute!!!!!!!!!!! Love the AC paper too and of course the owl!! What a great gift!!!

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  32. OMG! what a *brilliant* and clever use of that plastic packaging!!! (not to mention the super-cool TY cards!) i would return this for refills again & again... :) :) :)

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Cheers,
~amy~