Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pucker Up

I wanted to make a little gifty for a swap I'm in, and I thought some of these Crystal Light packets would be perfect. Since they're lemon-flavored, I had to go with yellow, which fits this week's Stamp Simply challenge.

When I saw today's 365 Cards sketch, I knew I could make a little pocket and slip them inside. I didn't have the right shade of yellow ink to stamp with, so I decided to clear emboss lemon slices on the yellow dp. It's simple, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. What do you think?

Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU), Pucker Up (A Muse)
Paper: PTI white, dp (unknown)
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: clear embossing powder, word window punch, pearls (Kaisercraft), rick rack (May Arts), dimensionals

44 comments:

Fi said...

Great take on the Challenge Ann, love the idea of using the challenge as a pocket.
Hugs
Fi

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Ann, this is so cute and such a fun card! Love the lemonade paper, makes me want some!

Rebecca said...

I love the little lemon paper you made! What a great idea. This is a cute gift idea.

AUsome mom said...

Well how silly cute is THAT?!! I love it! I know the recipient will love it too. What a cool idea! You're such a teacher! :)

Linsey said...

eeekkk! What a wonderful idea for a fun little spring/summery addition to a card! I LOVE this, Ann and I'm totally gonna make some too! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity, yay! I love being inspired by a great idea! :) hugs

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! How clever of you!! Love how you had the idea to make it a pocket! Awesome job!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I actually think that the clear embossing is a better accent than plain stamping would be. What a fun idea.

Wendy said...

Great idea! These would be perfect for almost anyone! TFS!!!

Ivolina said...

Wonderful card. Very interesting idea and lovely colour.

Rose said...

how clever!! this turned out fantastic! :D

Deb Neerman said...

Cute and such a fun gift! TFS!!

BananaStamper said...

The clear embossing was a great idea - love the lemon slices!

Shanna

my5bratz said...

what a clever idea, looks fab :0)

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

So delish! Totally fun idea and I love the clear emboss on the yellow. Gotta try that with my set. Thanks!

chloe said...

Aww too sweet! I like the idea of clear embossing on the dp!

~amy~ said...

♥♥love this♥♥

Lauri said...

oh I love it! Love the lemonade paper, and the pucker up sentiment!

Michelle said...

this is a cute and clever card/gift! absoultely adorable!~ TFS!

Danni said...

Very creative and fun!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very fun. Love the sentiment! Perfect with the lemon Cyrstal Light.

Kristen Hermanny said...

Wow, I never thought of a pocket for this one. What a cute idea. I like gift cards. I have done them with gum and Ghiradelli Chocolates before, but never thought of drink packs. Cute idea!!!1

Elizabeth said...

This is too darn cute!! Great job:)

Jana said...

The pocket is so smart. I love it. Great way to put this design to work.

willow said...

Great idea to make it a pocket, love the stamping and it looks great done the way you have done it
maz

Laurel said...

Fabulous idea, I so love it!

Cat said...

Your lemons are so cute! I love the idea of a pocket!Super gift idea!

Jackie said...

Very, very creative...love the soft color.

Kim Dellow said...

What a fabulous idea. Love it. Kim

Enfys said...

How great is this! Funnily enough I have an article in this months papercraft inspirations magazine all about turning pocket cards into little gifts so I loved seeing this.
hugs
En x

kristie sessions said...

Ann, this is awesome!! I love your idea and also embossing is a great way to get around not having the right ink color. just brilliant! Have a great week!
k

Karen Lee said...

FABulous idea!!!!

hugs, Karen Lee

cadnileb said...

Oh what a fun idea! :-D Love love love this!

Christine Riley said...

So cute, what a great idea!
Hugs, Chrisitne :)

Jennifer E. said...

What a fun, cute & easy way to make a Hostess gift! TFS!

Laura O'Donnell said...

cute!

Elena said...

Very cute gift idea! Thank you for sharing, Ann!

virginia said...

oooh Ann this looks like a great swap!

Vicky said...

super cute, ann! what a great idea!

Pam said...

Oh, this is so stinkin' clever, Ann - nice job!

Jackie said...

I really like this card Ann! I never would think to do this...tfs!!!

Amy Johnson said...

What a fun and creative idea! I love it!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Super cute! What a fun idea!

Leslie said...

very, very cute idea!

Gina said...

How cute!