Saturday, June 20, 2009

Meet Catnip

Our new little kitty is named Catnip, and she's carrying a dandelion that's sure to make wishes come true!!! Just blow and make a wish!!! I don't know if you can see it in the picture...but, I stamped and embossed a dandelion seed (another new stamp!!) on vellum...floating off on a breeze...



This card will be sure to make wishes come true if you know exactly what the recipient likes, because when you pull on the sentiment "make a wish"...the perfect gift card (or money) slides out!!! Click here for a pattern.



There are two pattern pieces...one for the outside card and one for the insert piece where you'll tape the gift card or money. Cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines. Fit the insert piece into the other piece as shown above. Put double stick tape on 4 tabs...then crease along center fold and adhere. Your card should now look like this:



I have a half circle drawn on the pattern for that cut-out piece shown above...but, you can also use a Marvy (yellow) circle punch if you have one. I punched out 2 more circles in a contrasting paper with the Marvy (yellow) circle punch. I stamped the sentiment "make a wish" on one of the circles. Glue both circles back to back to the insert piece (right into the half circle opening). Then decorate as desired:



Now for the giveaway...here's what's up for grabs:



The "It's Your Birthday" stamp is not a new stamp, but it went so well with this combination that I'll throw it in too!!! Just leave me a comment by midnight Monday, June 22 (Hawaii time) and tell me what gift card you would be wishing for if you received this card. I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Tuesday, June 23. Good luck to all!!!

Oh...one more thing!!! Here's a card Lianne (Cute Stuff) made with Catnip...she was sweet enough to share this adorable card with me:

50 comments:

Pineapple Cove said...

Hi Jean!
We've never met before, but everyone asks for your stamps when they stop by. Love your new releases...so adorable!! I can see why they are in such demand. What a cool card too that slides the gift card out!

Hmm..I would love to receive a gift card from any craft store in Hawaii! Can't get enough supplies..I love to collect, and hoard sometimes. =)

ManLe

sorbet said...

Jean,

Yes craft gift certificates are great. If not a practical GC for daily places like Long's or supermarkets are wonderful. I still have restaurant GCs I received over 3 years ago.

I recently found out about Visa GC from WalMart which can be used anywhere Visa can be used. Wow that is so versatile.

Fay said...

Hi Jean! Catnip is so cute! Thanks for also sharing the pattern....I have a few more grad parties to go to, so I'll have to try it out! Hmmm, I would want a gift card to any craft store!

eunice said...

Awww...this is so sweet! I just love how you always come up with the coolest new creative cards. You're amazing!
My fave gift card to give and receive is from Starbucks. I really love their coffee, but always hesitate to go in because of their prices...

Korin said...

I love that card. I am not a cat lover but that card is so cute. Thank you also for the pattern. I will try it since I am in a mood to make cards lately.

Angie said...

This is the most adorable cat/dandelion stamp I've ever seen!!! I would love to win it, and if I got a gift card, I would want it to be for Joanne's since I can order online from them and get my stuff here in Italy!

Shari said...

Catnip is just adorable! Thanks again for sharing such a great template.

I would love to get a gift card from the new craft store Pineapple Cove at Kahala Mall.

Thanks again for a great project!

Anonymous said...

Aloha, Jean! Catnip is cute! I'd love ANY gift card that I could use on Oahu.

GracieZ

tenn said...

Such a cute idea, thank you for sharing! Ben Franklin gift card works for me! Such a cute card too!

jennyv said...

Wow you come up with the cutest designs everytime there's a new release it keeps getting cuter.
I would love to receive a gift card anything for crafting. Before it used to be at Macy's but since I got so into crfting, I can't get enough. Have a great weekend.

Jenny

Lynda said...

I love the cat, am definitely a cat person. Gift card, huh? Well I guess the most versatile would be the Walmart Visa or I could also go for either Archivers or JoAnns.

Kris said...

I love the different paper patterns you used for this card... the color combo is awesome... Catnip is so adorable! Thanks for sharing the card template... Going to try it out and make some birthday cards... If I could wish for a gift card it would be definitely for Ben Franklin Crafts, Maui... which by the way, they don't have your new line of stamps yet... =( was hoping to get Buddy yesterday, but got some phrases instead =)... Happy crafting everyone!!!

Laura said...

Thanks for the pattern - I love getting new ideas for gift card cards! I would like a Lucy gift card.

Cheryl said...

What a great idea with the gift card! Very cute using catnip and the dragonfly trail. Haha! Starbucks gc's are the best! Have a great Sunday!!!

Ethan Mashimo said...

hi --

way cute!!

i would say i would love a gift card to hawaiian airlines! trips home are always a plus!!

tina

kinderdoodle said...

Jean,
Catnip is adorable and I love the dandelion. Also, thanks for sharing the pattern. I would want either a gift card for WalMarts or Hobby Lobby so I could load up on craft supplies. Linda/AR

Berenice said...

So cute designs! I would love to receive a gift card from any craft store! I love to buy craft supplies :)

Lisa said...

So so cute! I just love your stamps and always look forward to what's next. If I were to choose a gift card it would be Starbucks because I consider it a treat when I stop for a specialty coffee.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,

I just love all of your stamps. Can’t wait to see all of your new ones.

As for the gift card that I would wish for, my favorite place to shop for stamps… Cute Stuff of course.

Happy Stamping!
BJ

CM2 said...

Hello Jean
I think I would have to do alot of dandelion puffing to get my favorite gift card! LOL It would be to either one of our local craft stores! A.C.Moore or Michael's ... I do a lot of indoor window shopping in both of them, especially since they are located across the parking lot from each other! I'd be sure to get a lot of mileage out of mine, since I'd be using the discount coupons they both offer! Love your stamps and new creation! Thanks for the chance at some wonderful goodies! Appreciatively, CM2

Kelli B said...

hello Jean!
I love your cards and designs! Thank you for being so creative! I'd love a gift card to either J's Knicknacks or cute stuff. Or a walmart g.c. is so useful too :)

Glenda U. said...

Hi Jean....love Catnip....he's so cute holding that dandelion! Love the gift card slider too. Gift cards are great and I'd be happy with one from Ben Franklin, GGP, Cutestuff, Longs, J's...actually...any gift card works for me

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean:
Catnip is just adorable! Once again you have done it...cute stamp. I know I would enjoy a GC from any stamp/craft store. Yep, who wouldn't want more stamping supplies! Thank you for the GC idea. Aloha, Dori

Teri said...

Hey Jean! Love your new line of stamps! Catnip is adorable! I'd definately buy this stamp because I love cats, as you know. Starbucks is my fave! hugs, Teri

nbells said...

Hi Jean. I just love the new designs! I already picked up the elephant in the swim tube. So adorable!!! Can't wait to get the rest :0) If i could get a gift card, it would have to be from the coffee bean & tea leaf. Thanks for a chance to win Catnip!
Anela

Nikki said...

Since I am a cat person, this cute stamp project really caught my eye. I'd use a B & N GC to buy my son's magazine-Big Book of Free.

grace said...

Another winner!!! Thank you for always sharing your brilliant ideas and patterns with everyone.

Denise said...

I love looking at your blog and seeing your ideas. You have so many of them I would like to try. I would like to win your prize but if another Denise won, it would look suspicious. Keep up the fantastic work. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Denise H.

Fida said...

Aloha Jean,
Your designs are always cute. I bought my Dandelion Designs from J's Knicknacks and attended couple of your class there. Anyways I would love to received a gift card from Walmart - I can buy anything from there especially from their craft section.

Norine said...

Hi Jean!
Catnip is so cute. If I received a gift card from you, I would want it to be a Dandelion Designs gift card so I could get more of your stamps.

Norine

Sheri said...

Another cute design! LOVE IT!!! Thank you also for sharing your pattern...looking forward to making it.

Hmmm...I would love to receive a gift card from any craft store in Oahu. =)

Sheri

Anonymous said...

I love cats....allergy and all. After a looong day of caring for my MIL and husband, I like to relax with my stamps and cup of coffee from Starbucks. So I guess that would be my gc wish. Neat idea. MarilynY

Carole said...

Catnip is sooooo sweet and I'm so glad that you finally added a dandelion to your collection. Catnip and the dandelion are perfect together. I'm going to try to make that card, too. (Maybe that would be a nice make and take somewhere!) My favorite gift card--McDonald's--I'm hooked on those iced coffees this summer.

Happy Stamper said...

Hi Jean,
Catnip is soooo cute!!! Oh wouldn't it be so cute if you could design each of your characters with a dandelion?!? It would surely make some cute, cute cards!!!!! A GC from Dandelions would be fantastic or to Cute Stuff! Thanks for a chance to win!

Sharon said...

Hi Jean,
Your new stamps are sooooo cute! I LOVE shopping so it's hard to decide where I would "wish" a gift card from. I guess one from a craft related store would be great (sorry, I can't decide which craft store either. I like them all!).

Janet S said...

Catnip is so adorable! I would LOVE to get this card with a giftcard to Archiver's!!! I get into so much trouble in that store. This blog candy pack is awesome! Thanks for a chance to win. Your stamps are the cutest!!!

Cassie said...

Hi Jean, I love your new stamps. As always, they are so cute.

I'd love to have a gift card from anywhere!

Barbie said...

Hi Jean,

great new stamps...very cute as usual...any gift card would be a treat...it's usually a great surprise to look through stuff and find that gift card you totally forgot about! of course, a gift card from a crafting store would be hard to beat!

Chris said...

Hi Jean,
Oh your stamps are all so cute...I just wanna buy them all! So, if I could choose a gift card, I would love to receive one from any spa or massage shop! We could all always use a nice, relaxing massage!

Denise said...

Very cute stamps Jean! I love what you created with it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,

This stamp reminds me of our cat, "Squeaks", she is recovering from surgery...... I like a get well card just for her.

Thank you so much for being so creative.

kg

My Simple Crafts said...

This card is so great! I am new to all of this so I'm always in awe of the things all of you talented crafters create!!

Craft store gift cards are the best! I'm in such a craft addicted mode right now! :-)

Michele

sandee said...

Hi Jean,

I love the new Catnip stamp. It is so cute. I like the card too. I love to read so I would like a gift card from Borders.

sandee said...

Hi Jean,

I love the new Catnip stamp. It is so cute. I like the card too. I love to read so I would like a gift card from Borders.

kobeo said...

So cute...Catnip brings a smile to everyone's face. Thanks for a chance to bring one more smile to someone's face with your generous offer.

Would love a gift card from Walmart.

Anonymous said...

First of all, I would love to receive a gift from any craft store. I just wanted to let you know that I love your website and have gotten a lot of ideas. Thank you so much and please continue posting your creations!

Shirley

*d* said...

Love all your ideas and stamps! They are always so fun and creative. :)
I would love a gift card from Borders - one of my favorite stores! Thank you for sharing!

chris said...

Hi Jean,
Thanks for sharing the cute gift card holder! Your new stamps are adorable! I would love a gift card to a craft store. thanks!

Lori said...

What a great card...very creative...Catnip is adorable and I love birthday stamps too...it goes well with anything! The new releases are great. As for a gift card I would like to recieve....Well....I have to say Starbucks...for those late nights of crafting! :)

Enjoli said...

Hi Jean! Catnip is such a cutie! That is such a great set. I would love a gc from Ben Franklin! Even though it is far, I would still make a special trip. lol! =)