I'm really good at shopping for girls' birthdays. My husband and I have 4 nieces (ages 18, 7, 6, 6), and I've had a lot of fun buying pretty dresses, girly toys and sparkly shoes over the years.
But we also have 6 nephews (whom we love and adore, of course).
The littlest ones are easy. Boy toys. And since my husband is still a kid at heart, he's great at picking out the coolest toys for them.
But as the boys get older, buying them gifts gets harder. Instead of asking what they want now (which usually yields an answer of "I don't know" anyway), we just give 'em cash. Easy peasy.
Today is our nephew, Zack's birthday - he's turning 9! To hold his 'present', I created a long vertical card (3.5" x 8.5") to fit inside a business envelope. This way, the cash can lay unfolded inside.
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After layering my patterned paper (Nana's Kitchen DCWV Paper Stack) onto my card base, I hand cut the turquoise layer behind the cake. I love using this funky, not-so-square shape on my cards. There is no real trick to it - just cut at angles! I then paper pierced the edges for some added flair.
After stamping my sentiment (My Creative Time's Celebrate Good Times), I cut it out with the same method as the turquoise cake layer and cut an orange piece to mat behind it.
If you're familiar with my style, you won't be surprised to know that most of the layers are popped up for dimension!
I'm sure this card will be a HIT with our nephew. Well, maybe not the card as much as the money inside! *giggle*
Thanks so much for allowing me to share today! I'll be back tomorrow with another project.
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