Monday, December 26, 2011

A Freebie from The Cutting Cafe'

Happy Monday! 
Did you have a wonderful Christmas? We sure did!  We spent Christmas Eve with my sweet Mama and then Christmas Day was spent at home just relaxing and enjoying each other.

Today I'm working with The Cutting Cafe' goodies! Also, you can sign up for a chance to win a free set from The Cutting Cafe'.  I'll be giving away an oldie but a goodie, the Gift Card and Money Holder Set.
I recycled on this card.  The black and white background paper is the inside of a bill envelope.  Isn't it a lovely designer paper? Best of all...it was FREE!
The mustache cut out, I got HERE.  It was free too! YAY for free when you are creating! Pinterest is my friend!
I got the saying idea from Pinterest too.  THIS little project got my juices flowing! So adorable I must say!
I stamped Merry Christmas on the back flap for a little sweet message before they open the flap and find the good stuff inside!  Oh and the little green sprigs of fern are made by using my Martha Stewart punch and then adding some tiny glass beads for berries. Close up in the next picture.
This is another free patterned paper.  It's the most popular of my giant collection of bill envelopes.  Also, see the ric-rac trim.  I made that using a strip of red and a strip of white polka dotted ric-rac and wrapping them together.  Uuumm, yeah, Pinterest idea again! Look HERE for my inspiration!
Lastly, just tuck in a few bills and you have an adorable gift that everyone will love!  I suppose I should have decorated the back too, but I was in a bit of a last minute time crunch and I did not this time.

Please be sure to leave a comment so you will have a chance to win on Saturday, New Year's Eve when I draw a lucky winner! Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please come again really soon, but until then...have a lovely day!  HUGS! :)

NOTE: The Cutting Cafe' is having a Cyber Monday sale today! Check it out HERE! 

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27 comments:

connie said...

This is so cute!!

Regina Easter said...

well that bill paper wasn't' exactly free...CAUSE YA GOTTA PAY THE BILL...hehehehe...i couldn't resist...this is by far the most STUNNIEST ever...I AM GONNA MISS YA

Trisha said...

Such a fun way to give a money gift! Thanks for the pointers and inspiration.

Ellen said...

Wow! That is one of the cutest things I have seen in a while! And the envelope trick...love it! ;)

Craftyhomemade said...

Wonderful idea. Thanks for share.

Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmail.com

Carole Beath said...

I always love it when I see you've once again used some recylcing in your designs. I loved the flowers from the inside of bill envies...and now look at this darling creation you've done....
Hugs
Carole

Carolyn Wolff said...

This is awesome. I love that you used the inside of an envelope as your patterned paper. I also love the twisted ric rac. Very creative.

patti said...

I loce this money card , it is simple but classy!

famillemarleau said...

Very cute card. Love it. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

kat62 said...

Real cute card, thanks for the chance.

Jeri said...

My oh my, is this fabulous or what! I love all your fabulous details--pairing the two pieces of rick rack, the sentiment, the recycled bill paper and the fabulous greenery sprigs with the beautiful red beads. Super cool!!!

jessica said...

This has got to be one of the cutest ever!! I love the recycled paper and love all the fun elements!
TFS

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

OH MY GOSH...I have GOT to make this...I had GOT to remember this for next year because I want to do the ornament with a matching card for my Dad!
A handful of years ago we surprised my Daddy on Father's Day by all coming out wearing mustaches. It was great and we got a ton of hilarious photos...one of my fav scrap pages was one of those! =)
So this is my fav stop on the hop I guess...not that I don't love the others but I just get a kick of a "stash" stuff. hahahaha!
What a treat...got to go pin that as well!

HUGS!!!!! Leah

Karel said...

Love the recycling idea. And I'm going to start checking my bill envelopes from now on~lol. I love your braided trim too. It's perfect for this project. Pinterest is one of my favorite places to spend my time. It's like being in a big room and talking crafts and ideas with a group of great ladies. Really kick starts my creative mojo. have a wonderful New Year!

SAbrat said...

I love this. The way the ribbons intertwine is awesome. Did you do that or did it come that way? It is so pretty. I think I will try to do something for my stepsons like that next year. They are getting too old to appreciate gifts any more. LOL

Hugs...Cindy

Glenda Joy said...

Really fun! Great details, love your free "designer paper", too! :)

Tina M said...

I love your recycling! The holder is adorable:)
Happy New Year!

Shirley said...

This is the cutest way of useing
the inside of an enevelope. I don't
think I have ever looked. Will
from now on.. Loved your project.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a fun and whimsical card!

Ana said...

what a fun and adorable idea. Love it!

Isabelle said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Crafty Lady said...

DeeDee, this card is sheer genius! Talk about thinking outside the box (or envelope as the case may be). Recycling is one of my favorite things to do! I reuse bits of interesting wrapping paper and bags.

loyaz said...

What a great project - love the addition of the red/white ric-rac and the red beads

Becca said...

how cute! I love that you recycled so much

Becca
scrappinbecca@gmail.com
scrappinbeccascraftroom.blogspot.com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

A cute way to dress up a gift of cash! I appreciate that you re- or up-cycled!

KristaInMN at gmail dot com

littlen said...

what a fun way to give a gift of cash. tfs.
happy new year.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Sharon Caudle said...

Soooo stinkin' CUTE!!!! LOVE it!!! You are the QUEEN of recycled items, and you sure do find some neat ideas on Pinterest! Wish I had more time to play there!
hugs!!

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