Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cosmic CASE

Summertime is party season and here's a quick gift-on-the-go idea for $15 or less.  Pick up a shovel & pail set at your local drugstore.  Then run around the store looking for age-appropriate items that are:
  1. cool
  2. cheap
  3. tall & skinny
  4. color-coordinating
My super score item - a big pack of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS.  Wow.  I collected those in the 80's.  There's also a water blaster and Twizzlers.  I considered a red & white balsa flyer, but that would have pushed the price above my budget.

Now the card!  I've been slightly obsessed with tag cards.  I cut the card about the size of the PTI Library Card die (3 1/2" x 5 1/2"), which I don't own because I can make it myself with a corner rounder & hole punch, and it saves me $20.  This way I can leave corners un-rounded if I want - which I needed to do on the bottom of this card.  I also LOVE the bit of ribbon you get with tags that you can finish off with a button, bow or simple knot, depending on how rushed you are at the moment. :)

The card design is a CASE from a fellow blogger - Michelle (abzzymom) @ Michelle's Crafting Corner, my PTI Paper Dolls friend.  Her original card is here.  I changed up the color, added swirly planet buttons, and put the moon & star on the outside.  I love how she put Earth in the center of the 'orbit lines' with the rocketship speeding off towards it :)

Of course I had to use the blast-off sentiment, but the front of the card was busy enough.  My, how I {love} fillable frames for finishing the inside of a card!

Hope you're enjoying your summer time fun!!!


SUPPLIES  - (card is 3 1/2" x 5 1/2")
stamps - PTI Boy Basics: Out of This World, Masculine Motifs, Fillable Frames #3, Birthday Basics

ink - PTI pure poppy, enchanted evening, true black
paper - PTI enchanted evening
accents - PTI pure poppy, orange zest & harvest gold vintage buttons, harvest gold swiss dot ribbon
dies - PTI Alpha-blocks, Fillable Frames #3 & Rocket Die; Sunshine Impression Plate
tools - Copics, corner rounder punch, small circle punch, hole punch
ipod - They Might be Giants


Sue Ann said...


Danielle said...

I love this card, and I used to collect Garbage Pail Kids too! My mom thought they were so disgusting, but I just couldn't get enough of them for whatever reason lol.

Suzanne said...

Such an ADORABLE card for a little boy! Way to go, Christy!

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute card. Love the colors & die cuts. The tag card as you are using it is perfect.

Nadine said...

What an awesome birthday card for a boy! Im always looking for great boy cards to case and this definitely is inspirational!

Leigh said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love it!

Mad for Paper said...

your gorgeous card would be my favorite part of the gift. Nice job!

Jen said...

Very cool! I love the vibrancy of the card/tag. Awesome!

Amy said...

What a SUPER idea for a kids birthday!!! My dd has a party this next weekend and I may have to go shopping for a bucket! Cute cute! Your card using this PTI set.....hmmm....makes me want it now!!! Love the sunshine IP with it!

Laurie said...

How cute is this? I love your idea! I must pull this set out now! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Lynn said...

This is an adorable card and gift set! Your card makes me want to buy everything you've used so I can try and make one of my own!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Awesome card! I love it!