Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cash gift: Don't "blow it" all in one place!

When I gave my son's friend his last gift and he said "Aw, no bills?" I knew what I would be getting him for his birthday!  I came across this idea on Pinterest and thought that would be a fun way to give him the cash.  I taped together the bills, rolled them up and placed them in an empty tissue box.  They seemed to need something to keep the first bill from falling back down into the box though.  So, I created a top out of cardstock and taped the first bill to that.

The recipient likes alligators and crocodiles so much, he chose green as the first color for the bands on
 his braces!  This alligator is from Create a Critter.  I ran the brown background through my Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder.  The sentiment was printed on my computer.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says--Anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion # 109--Clean and Simple
CAS-ual Fridays--Clean and Simple Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown--Make your own background.  I took inspiration from some of their DT members and used my Cuttlebug for this.
Desert Island Crafts--The items I chose from their itinerary are:
  • No flowers
  • No markers
  • Use a birthday sentiment (the embossing has a Happy Birthday sentiment)
  • Make is square not rectangle


  1. What a fun project! Thanks for joinig us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  2. Lovely project!Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  3. This is such a cute idea! I really like the embossed background and the cute alligator. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  4. What a clever idea for giving money, I'm goign to ahve to remember this one!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!

  5. So cute!!! I saw this on Pinterest too and thought it was such a fun idea!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!

  6. I love this idea. You for joining us at FCCB

  7. Very cute box! Clever idea! I like your gator! Thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafters Challenge!

  8. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB. I'm sure the recipient will love it!!

  9. Wow what a cute project...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  10. HA! Very cute! Fun sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!