Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Whiff of Joy challenge 10 - anything but a card

Challenge 10 already!! The intention for this weeks challenge was to make a bookmark, but with it being such a busy time for us all we've opened the challenge up to anything but a card - so a wallet, altered notebook, bookmark, candle, door hanger .. the possibilities are endless and you get to make a nifty little gift into the bargain.

I started off with a bookmark that grew into a gift card holder from a bookshop so it's a bit of both lol.


I cut two pieces of card with the largest scalloped Nestabilities, scored a line across the top (just under 1/2" from the top) on both the back and front. I printed the quote in Word with white on pink, cut it out with the scalloped nestie and attached it to the reverse of the front circle (see 2nd pic). I inserted 3 eyelets to hold the bookmark/gift card holder together and tied with bits of ribbon. I cut the DP with the largest Nestie cirle and trimmed a piece off the top so it didn't interfere with the fold. The "card" don't look right cos it's one I printed off t'internet (didn't have time to call in to Borders for one tonight and as per I left this till the last minute!!)


I cut another circle out of the DP (same size as the one on the front), trimmed it and attached to the inside of the bookmark. And there you go - Bob's your Uncle, you have a little useful keepsake that also holds the book token gift card.


Melinda reading book
by Whiff of Joy is coloured with distress inks and H2O's.
Paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Flowers are Prima (I think)

Thanks for looking,

55 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea. I love the colours and how you've put it all together.

    Love Debbie xx

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  2. Bev, This is such a GREAT ideal! 2 gifts in one...Love the image,DP,flowers and your coloring is FANTASTIC!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Connie (akastampinfrog on scs)

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  3. It's beautiful. Great colouring.
    Hugs Vanja

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  4. this is such a great idea. i love how you can use it as a bookmark or little memento when you done!!!

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  5. OMG this is beautiful!!!
    Everything about it is so pretty, the image, your coloring, the papers and the way its all cut to a circle!
    Very nicely done!

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  6. This is truly amazing, so beautiful.

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  7. Bev,
    how beautiful! What a grand idea.
    Sally

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  8. i can't believe i'm first today ... tee hee. This is so beautiful, Bev. Love the colors, love everything about it.

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  9. Bev, this is so pretty! Your Melinda is, of course, perfect for a bookmark. I really love this idea! Great for a gift...thanks for the inspiration!
    Blessings, Maria

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  10. Bev, you are such an inspiration to me! Thank you for sharing your designs on your blog. I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

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  11. Thats absolutely gorgeous! Love the book, too! Such a great read. xxx

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  12. Gorgeous! Love the colors you´ve used.
    x Natasha x

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  13. Genius!
    I love this fabulous idea Bev!
    Beautiful colouring and your papers are so lovely.
    hugs
    kim x

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  14. I absolutley love this idea Bev, how unique- two gifts in one. I love those little bows.Love the image too it could also be a Guardian Angel. Great idea hun.
    Hugs Karenc x

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  15. Bev, this so adorable! I love the idea and the colors!

    Hugs Tanja

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  16. Stunning Bev!Better get my thinking cap on. Caroline x

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  17. oooh wow,Bev this is beautiful and i love it,it's a wonderful idea and a great gift for someone,thanks for sharing:)

    sue
    xx

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  18. Wow, Bev what a stunning bookmark!!!
    The colorcombi are so great, love all the lovely Details.....and your coloring!!!
    hugs conni

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  19. What a fab idea Bev - this is gorgeous.

    Karen x

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  20. So beautiful! I just love the colours in it!!

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  21. A beautiful book mark come gift voucher Bev, you are so clever and full of such inspirational ideas. you rock sweetie. hugs rachxx

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  22. This is such a lovely gift! The stamp is perfect and I love the colours you've used! I think it's great too how you've printed the sentiment, I hadn't thought of printing just the background colour! xx

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  23. What a fab idea Bev, and this is absolutely gorgeous.. 2 gifts in one, can't be bad!!!

    Elaine x

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  24. Stunning, gorgeous colours and a great present.

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  25. what a fantastic idea!! love it :) can't wait til I get some nesties now lol

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  26. What a fantastic idea Bev, might have to snag this idea xx

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  27. This is just stunning!!!! I love this idea! I am definetly going to case this one! Your coloring is also out of this world!!

    Smiles,

    Janna

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  28. Hi Bev,
    I'm so inspired by this, it's fantastic! I wanted to make something to put gift cards in for my niece and nephew this Christmas and would love to use your idea. I hope that's okay with you and I will give you full credit when I upload the results to my blog.
    xx

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  29. This is just beautiful! Adore everything about it and such a super idea, two gifts in one!

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  30. Just fabulous Bev!
    Your gorgoeus creations never fail to inspire me!

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  31. Beautiful!

    How about a Snowflake! Made any yet lol?

    Hugs Suze x

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  32. what a wonderful idea ~and so beautifully made ~love the colours and the ribbons!! ~just perfect
    vanessa xx

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  33. aww what a gorgeous bookmark and giftcard holder. Love the papers and colours Bev, ohh it's gorgeous hugs Jill x

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  34. Stunning Bev ,what a afbulous idea so pink and gorgeous ,love it ,Dawnxx

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  35. Bev that is awesome! I love it, and what a great gift!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  36. Stunning, fantatic, the colours are beautiful too. Donna x

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  37. This is gorgeous Bev and what a fab gift :) Donna x

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  38. Wow, Bev that's gorgeous - what a brill idea (and a great book too! lol)
    Christine

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  39. Oh this is gorgeous Bev, what a great idea, your colouring is beautiful and I love the pretty ribbon detail. Debbie x

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  40. Super cute Bev!!! The colour combo and the layout are fantastic!!
    Katharina xx

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  41. WOW...yet another brilliant project,love everything about it,
    San x

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  42. Stunning Bev. I love this - what a brilliant idea. Gorgeous fresh colours too - love EVERYTHING
    -x-

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  43. Wow thats a really brilliant idea Hun, you are so clever, love the sentiment inside as well. Beautiful colouring as usual
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  44. what a fabulous idea Bev and beautiful colouring on the image. hugs, annie x

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  45. Oh wow, what a fab idea. It's gorgeous.

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  46. More gorgeous creations Bev...I'm loving the warm fresh colours! bx

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  47. Gorgeous!!!
    I love the fresh colours and very sweet image.

    Have a great weekend,
    xoxo karin

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  48. Oh wow, stunning creation.It's definitely two gifts in one and your colouring is beautiful.

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  49. fab idea! love it! beautifully made
    hugs mxx

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  50. Ooh isn´t Melinda just gorgeous especially when she has been in your hands Bev.
    Nicola -x-

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  51. Soooo vert beautiful, what's not to love!!

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  52. Bev,

    This is amazing! I am always astounded by your beautiful work!!

    Hugs always,

    Elisabeth xx

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Bev x

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