Wednesday, February 19, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 135: ACETATE!

The gorgeous Corrie Herriman is our hostess this week on the Stampotique Designers' Challenge, and her challenge really had me...well, challenged! Here's what she had to say:
Hello and happy Wednesday to you. Now, if you are anything like me, you will keep all wrapping paper, cardboard and of course acetate (clear plastic). We all get lots of it : packaging. I particularly like acetate to use in my projects, whether it is to stamp on or use it in any other way. I just love it. So this week I would like YOU to use a bit of acetate. Let your imagination run wild and surprise me !!
I needed a birthday card for our 14-year-old grandson, so, in addition to this challenge, that was my motivation.   I did find a piece of acetate, and, yes, Corrie, it was from packaging!!  I struggled mostly with the background, wanting it to be masculine, but not *too* grown up!  I have used "Twinkie," one of my favorite Stampotique Originals' images.  In my book, Twinkie is a fun-loving teenager, much like my grandson Justin!  

I added a bit of green "confetti" inside the raised acetate, and, when shaken, is quite festive!  Each of my grandchildren gets $50 for their birthday, but the "mode" of presentation has differed over the years as the children have grown.  One year, it was a "Know Your Family" quiz, with each right answer sending my grandson to another family members to collect another $5 bill, until he had learned something about his family--and collected a total of $50.  Another year, one of the kids received a pop-up box of facial tissues.  When the tissue was pulled out, my grandson was surprised to see a $1 bill attached, then another, and still another--for a total of 50 $1 bills!  I was stumped with the presentation part of the money this year until my husband suggested making the confetti out of a $1 bill, but telling my grandson it was his $50 bill and telling him he had to put it together.  OK, our family uses twisted humor on occasion.  Believe me, Justin is going to love this!  Here's his card:

I hope you will join me in creating something for the Stampotique Designers' Challenge each week.  The use of Stampotique Originals' stamps is not required.  You can use any rubber or clear stamps (no digital stamps) that you have to participate and gain a chance at the end of the month to win one of two $30 gift certificates for your choice of Stampotique products.  IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please read all rules on the linkz page before linking your creations!

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16 comments:

  1. Hello Kay, how are you and where were you? was missing your presence in our lovely blogland!
    This birthday card for your grandson is fantastic, and cool story behind this :) he will be very happy!

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  2. Kay I just love the story about how you give the money to the grand kids .... Such fun! I think you have aimed the card just right, boys of that age are not easy and I love your acetate part! I would love to see his face when he thinks that's is $ in there in bits!

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  3. Great idea! Looks like a card a 14 year old really cab appriciate! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  4. I had to laugh when I saw the chopped up money - that will keep your grandson occupied trying to put it back together. Really like what you've done with the acetate challenge.

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  5. Fantastic card Kay. Love the little dome and the $ confetti, although I must admit I probably would have scanned a $ and ripped that up instead of using the real thing!! The frugal crafter in me. Great story and it's nice the kids have to work for their money.

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  6. Fantastic card! Cute ideas to torment grandsons.....I'll have to use a few of these on my two. :-) Kids love stuff like that and it creates wonderful memories.

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  7. I love how this card looks in person. The photo does not accentuate the three-D dimension. I am looking forward to watching Justin's face when you tell him that is his 50 dollar bill inside the plastic dome. :)

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  8. Great card, so fresh and festive Kay, love it!!!
    Thank you for the lovely story behind, I do recognize your great sense of humor you must share with other members of your family I see!! ;-)
    Bisous!

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  9. This card is fabulous, Kay, and I can only grin thinking of your grandchildren receiving their gift in such creative ways each year!

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  10. What a cool card. bet he loves it! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh my goodness, what an awesome idea Kay. I might have to do this tradition with my grandchildren some day. (don't have any yet) I love this card and your grandson is sure to get a giggle out of the idea.

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  12. I love this Kay! I can just imagine your Grandson thinking that he would have to piece his present back together lol. Twinkie is definitely a teenager, one day he will go to his room and only come out again in time for college :-) Teenage and masculine card are the hardest to make and you've nailed this one! xx

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  13. I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it Kay, totally inspirational, love it!! Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

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  14. How ingenius, Kay! I'm going to borrow your ideas for future celebrations. Especially love the Know Your Family quiz. Great card, too!

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  15. That's so brilliant, Kay - I love the story of the $1 tissues, and what a hilarious twist you've created for this card! Fantastic!
    Alison x

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