Custom Manicure Money Card

For my grandmother’s birthday, we treated her to manicure/pedicure.  Her usual spot didn’t have gift cards available, so I created this card:

Cleaver Manicure Money CardI wish I’d taken a better photo, but the hand is cutout and stays in place when you open it. I taped the money and hand in place to keep it all together.

I decorated the nails with glitter and used sparkly stickers for the stones on the ring.

Hope this serves as inspiration for the manicure enthusiast on your list!

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Peek-a-Boo: Card Re-Model

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I love cards.  On more then one occasion, I have found myself spontaneously buying packages of Thank You cards for no particular reason. These lovely gold and white cards found their way into my shopping basket at Target a few months ago.

I decided to re-model a few of these cards to make them more birthday appropriate.  Using a scrap-booking blade (purchased from the dollar-store) I removed the word ‘thank you’ from the covers of the card and added the new ‘happy birthday’ message on the inside, peeking through the window.

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I really like the way they came out! I will definitely use this trick again.

Unconventional Card

Tonight I will be celebrating the marriage of one of my favorite couples!  They eloped over the summer in Las Vegas and are marking the occasion with a cocktail party.  This unique couple deserves a unique card so I made this one for them:

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I used the cap of a marker and an ink pad to get the circles just right.

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My office will be covered in glitter for weeks to come I’m sure…

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Here’s the final product! Time to go get ready.