Thursday, December 12, 2013

Avery Elle - Avery's Alphas

Hey folks!  Today's Avery Elle project uses the fabulous Avery's Alphas!  I only used the stamps today, but if you hopped with us last week, you saw me using the matching dies!  So much fun to create custom cards with these sets:)  


My card today is super quick and easy which is a good thing because I seem to be running out of time this holiday season.  My goal was to create something fun and colorful (it's for a young girl) that could hold a gift card and here's what happened!


I stamped "ENJOY" onto vellum (using Stazon ink so it wouldn't smear) and colored the letters in with Copics.  I love that the alpha stamps are made to line up end to end so they line up so easily!  Copics can look streaky on vellum, but I thought the streakiness worked well with the card.  I cut another piece of vellum and stitched up a small pouch with different sized sequins inside.  To keep it fun, I used two different colors of thread and I wasn't all that careful with my sewing (as you can see, lol!).  How's that John Legend song go?  Perfect imperfections:) 


I usually don't show the insides of my cards but I wanted to show how I attached my gift card.  My awesome and talented friend Nina of Waffleflower designed these dies.  Well, I'm not sure if Nina had this in mind, but the small carat-shaped die (the arrowhead one) works perfectly to create tabs that can be used create a custom gift card holder.  It always makes me nervous when a gift card is loose inside a card and this is an easy solution to that problem.   


That's it for me today!  Heather's got a card to share today too, so click over:)  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

5 comments:

  1. You are so clever, JJ! I love your vellum stitched pocket with all those fun sequins and your coloring is fab! Love your gift card holder idea, too...so FUN!

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  2. Perfect card for a young girl! Love how you used Nina's die for the gift card!!

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  3. Seriously? The die being used to hold a gift card?? Genius!!

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  4. Congratulations on your new SC gig!

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  5. Brilliant fun - and sparkly too!

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