The kids are enjoying the snow today before it all melts away though! A real born and bred Texan can't pass up snow!!
Back to why I'm here! I have three awesome kids. My daughter is 9 and my boys are 11 and 16. If any of you have teenagers (especially boys) you know it's sometimes hard to buy them gifts. I myself am not ever wanting things (except craft stuff!!) so it's easy for me to understand why my son can't think of a single thing he wants for Christmas! This year I decided the best gift of all is $$MONEY$$ - but I didn't want to just hand over some cash I wanted to gift it in Crafty Style!!
My idea was to give him some cash for Christmas but I didn't want to just hand it over or put it in an envelope, I wanted to make it fun AND cute! I thought wouldn't it be fun to make a card that says MERRY CHRISTMAS and for each space there would be a money holder?? I didn't know what I was making and I've never seen anything like this so I thought about it and just started cutting paper.
This is the front cover of the card. The card is 3" x 4"H. The white part is 2.5" x 3"H. I used the turtle stamp because my son loves turtles and his nickname is "the Turtle" so it's perfect. I used the turtle stamp from Pun Fun and I filled in the hat to look more like a Santa hat than a party hat. I stamped Merry Christmas and the present using the Christmas Cheer Stamp.
Above: Stocking and Tree stamps from Christmas Love. The stamp above the stocking is from the Workshops on the Go Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit. I used these to fill space and separate the words. The stocking is on the inside flap and the Tree was in between Merry & Christmas.
Below: The little pockets are 3" x 3" white card stock squares that I scored and folded and then glued down to make pockets. I scored at 0.5" on left, right and bottom. As you can see when you fold a bill into 4ths it fits perfectly. I cut two circles for each pocket to spell out MERRY CHRISTMAS using the Whimsy Caps alphabet stamp set and Ponderosa Pine and Pear inks.
When it I finished I had 14 pockets to put money in. I made sure to put this long accordion card into a box with bubble wrap so he would not know what to expect when he opened it!!