It's family birthday season here, with 4 birthdays in just one month. I decided to combine this challenge with a birthday card for my nephew. The kids are of an age now where it's just easier to give cash or a gift card (plus they like that better than anything that'd I'd pick out for them), so I made one of my "cash" cards. If you would like to read/see how they are put together, you can see that in this post.
Let me tell you - I had so much fun making this card. I just LOVE the Mr. Bones stamp set with matching dies. I'm not a big Halloween crafter, but I couldn't resist that adorable skeleton! I concealed the cash underneath the zipper die cut, and made sure my decorative layers wouldn't interfere with the zipper ripping. When it came to the banner, I knew I needed a small banner to fit in that space between Mr. Bones hands. Then it hit me - I could die cut a star and just snip off the tips to use for my banner. (yeah, I'm still patting myself on the back for that one. lol!)
I die cut the fence and then sponged on some grey ink to bring out the woodgrain. The "HB2U" sentiment and pumpkin face (or Mr. Punk, as Heather would call him. hehe :) were heat embossed in white. The banner is attached to a piece of black bakers twine. I've got the various layers put on in varying heights with foam dimensionals.
I have to admit, I was tickled with the results and found I could only justify giving this cutie away if I were to make another one for me to keep! :)
Fence die by MFT, star die for the banner by Spellbinders, grass die by Amuse, bakers twine by the Twinery. All other supplies by PTI.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!