NaNa! NaNa! NaNa! Well It’s My Birthday Too!
Ha! Remember that from the movie Sixteen Candles? I think that could have been my favorite part!
Anyway – back to business! Today is Jacksonbelle Tuesday and we were challenged to use something new! Well that sure wasn’t hard! I needed a Birthday card and gift bag for a friend so I made sure I used something new! I almost feel like a cheater!!
I’ve had these plastic gift-bags from Wal-Mart for a while. They are pretty big and very sturdy. They have a clear pocket on the front to hold a card. I just took some Basic Grey Bittersweet paper matted with some Close to Cocoa SU! cardstock and cut it to fit, I sponged the edges a bit with some Versamagic Java ink, and added a brad to each corner and a bit of Jody’s Red Line adhesive to hold it in place.
The card is 5.5 x 5.5 – since I was going to put it in the pocket of the bag I didn’t need an envelope to fit! It was such a simple card – it took me maybe 3 minutes!! I used Closed to Cocoa SU! cardstock for the base and one piece of Bittersweet paper. I scrounged the ribbon (that was already tied) from my stash of I-must-save-this-just-in-case-I-might-need-it-some-day and slapped it on there! I used a Basic Grey Bittersweet Chipboard sticker to frame the Happy Birthday sentiment! I LOVE simple cards like this!
Please play along with this challenge “New Year – New Stuff” and use something new!!! It doesn’t have to be Jbelle – perhaps something you got for Christmas that you just haven’t used yet! If you post on Splitcoast be sure to use the code JBE035 so we can find it!
Check out the other DT members to see what they used!