Over here at: http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-me-monday-47.html they are having a challenge on our favorite weather...spring, summer, fall or winter. Well, I'm tired of winter around here so I decided to do a spring card for this challenge and there was another spring challenge here: http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2011/02/all-about-spring-challenge.html. I decided after I was done that I liked this type of card so much that I made a second one, hence, the birthday card too. LOL. I also found this challenge here and it was to use pink so I had these cute little pink flowers left over from another project so I used the so I could enter this challenge also. If you'd like to take a peak at it, jump over here:
http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/2011/02/sei-challenge-with-abby-3-use-pink.html And one last challenge...this was to make a card that moves...they showed a card that was an accordian style and so I figured this is sorta like that....it's not your average card, it has a little extra something to it so I thought I'd enter it there also. You can peak at this challenge here: http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/2011/02/challenge-17-interactive-card-elsas.html
Anyway, I found this fun tutorial here on how to make these really cute gift card holders. I think these will make a fun gift so I set out to use some of my leftover scraps. These are the two that I came up with really quick. The flower one follows the instructions exactly to the linked tutorial, but I changed my second one to make it a little bigger. I started with a piece of cardstock 5 x 10.5 and I scored it at 3, 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/2. I then cut my top pieces to be 2 1/4 xs 4 7/8 and 2 3/4 by 4 7/8. I used a corner rounder on the corners and cut my slit just using my fiskars cutter at 3 3/8 inches long. Then I just used left over cricut cuts from previous projects, glued the bottom so the gift card doesn't fall out and done. Really a very simple project and how fun that the gift card pops up when they open it. Give it a try. It makes a really cute gift card holder. I like it!