Monday, January 18, 2010

Money card

My niece turned 11 in September and I couldn't think of anything to get her that she might appreciate. But, a $20 bill ought to do the trick. I was inspired to create a candle from a dollar bill from a card on Jennifer McGuire's blog sometime last summer (I can't seem to find the exact card that inspired me.) I really like the way it turned out and Callaway liked it too.

However, it does have an "oops" on it. I used a heart punch for the flame and meant to put it on upside down but accidentally put it on right side up. Oops. Please just pretend that it looks like a flame instead of a heart. ;)



I had originally planned to give her the card just like this and simply write on the back of the white scalloped rectangle. But, I changed my mind and added it to a "regular" folded card after I took this picture.

So simple but a "fancy" way to give money to those hard-to-buy for people. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Hero Arts
Ribbon: unknown
Other: rectangle nestabilities, Fiskars paper crimper, heart punch, colored pencils.

14 comments:

Heidi said...

I love this! Great colors and it's a cute idea. And hey the candle still looks like a candle but with a little extra love so don't worry!!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Oh c'est très original, je n'ai jamais vu ça, c'est en effet une superbe idée
Bravo Jennifer et merci pour tes gentils commentaires sur mon blog, tu es adorable
Bisous
Marinette

Ingrid said...

What a lovely card, Jennifer. Great idea to give money as a gift.

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Such a beautiful card, Jennifer! Love these colors!

xoxo

Anika said...

I am in love with these colors! What a cute idea too with the money being a candle!

Aimes said...

Oh this is SWEET! I kinda like the heart that way. I'm definitely gonna think of this the next time I have one of my many nieces or nephews birthday's crop up! Thanks for the idea!
x

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO creative!! I must try and remember this idea because I just LOVE it :)

Terri said...

Great idea! Love the colors too. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog as well and leaving such a nice comment about my little barn box too.

Nadine said...

What a cute and clever idea Jennifer! I'd rather give money too but it's hard to find a good way to "package" it. Im going to have to do this the next time! Thanks for sharing.

Karin said...

So super cute! Love this idea and the clean look that the card has...Well done!

Noora said...

Hey its so beautiful..love the card and the heart flame looks perfect u know!! so neat!

Liz said...

What a great idea! And I actually like the heart flame the way it is!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fun!! I love it!!!

Kara said...

really cute!
kara