Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cheeky Gift Card Holder

I was looking through the Print Candee store, and I ran across some vintage advertising (love!). Old advertising always makes me laugh, and there was one image in particular that made me chuckle for days. So, I made a card incorporating it:


I kept it simple and cropped the image and changed the image to a grey-scale. Once I printed the image, I selectively colored it with colored pencils. Here's a close-up:


But it's not just a card, I added a gift card holder in the inside. How much easier is it to make money than to get free money? Ha! (I crack myself up.)  Here's the inside:


The Advertising Ephemera is from Fancy Dog Studio available at Print Candee. I paired it with some fab Pantone's Spring Color Polka Dots patterned paper by Head's Up Girls. Seriously, this paper pack is a must-have....all of the Pantone spring fashion colors...oh yeah! The damask paper for the gift card holder is from the Cabaret Pink Fun set.

In February, Print Candee will be releasing coordinated kits. Fun! I'll be back later this week to show my project.

Have a great week!

18 comments:

  1. Hilarious Jocelyn! What a fun gift card, awesome DP's, but it's that fab image... I must go look for myself!! BTW - great colouring too!

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  2. LOL! I love your goofy sense of humour! :) Brilliant card - those papers rock - and I like your selective colouring too.

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  3. Jocelyn, this gift card holder ROCKS!! What a fun idea for using this vintage ad. And those bright colors? Just the eye candy I needed on a snowy winter morning!

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  4. Well, that's MY favourite way to make $$...lol
    I love it when a card 'goes' with its present. It just makes me happy :)

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  5. fabulous!!! we have very similar sense funny bones...love this!

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  6. I LOVE that image, and it's perfect the way you've selectively coloured it. So much fun for a gift card holder.

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  7. This is a totally cool GC holder! That image is fantastic!

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  8. I LOOOOOOOOVE that vintage advertising! LOOOOOOOOVE the papers--so cute!

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  9. I love this! Vintage ads crack me up, too! When we first bought our house, it came with a really old oven. The burners were like drawers that could be pulled in and out. The previous (and original) owner left the manual with us. There is a hilarious photo of a June Cleaver-ish woman in a dress and heels (of course) with a crown on her head standing and smiling by the stove. We got rid of the stove, but kept the manual just for the laughs! Ha ha ha!!

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  10. Love the colors!! Supa cute!!! Hugs..xoxo

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  11. This is just so fun -- the great image, the bright colors, the gift card ;) -- love it!

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  12. LOL, that's hilarious! I will be laughing for a while yet. I love how you incorporated the ad into your card.

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  13. love the way you printed it and then added the color. fabby idea.

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  14. fun gift card holder...money is always a great gift and even better when it comes wrapped like this...love it..

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  15. You have a great flair for originality. This made me smile!

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