Saturday, March 26, 2011

Look around...

And I promise you'll see something very pretty in an unexpected place.

Starbucks.

Don't you LOVE that they have completely new and adorable gift card designs every few months? Sometimes I get distracted and forget to order because I'm pawing through the new ones.

This spring has been no exception. A friend gave me a gift card that I couldn't bear to part with after the balance was zero. It sat on my desk for a really long time until I had what I considered to be a pretty brilliant idea - to cut it up with my Big Shot.

Yeah baby.

I ran that sucker through my Big Shot after carefully aligning it on my Circles #2 Die to be absolutely, positively sure I had the cute-most part inside the circle and voila!Bam! Adorable!! And it happened to coordinate with some cardstock I had on my desk - BONUS.

How fun is that for a birthday card - especially when you can give the recipient the matching gift card and really blow their minds??

Giving new life to unexpected objects is fun, no?

4 comments:

Donna B. said...

I love this card and it looks so much better here than it did on the web cam!!

harrahx2 said...

What a clever idea and I love the results. An adorable and clean card.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

LOVE this card! Too bad I don't hang out in Sbux, or I'd totally steal this idea. Maybe I'll have my friends give me THEIR expired cards. Hmmm ...

Love the off-set circles, too. :)

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous idea...fabulous card, Lydia! I need to request a multitude of gift cards for my birthday...all for the sake of art! lol