Friday, 6 December 2013

The Tale of Sad Boy

If you’ve visited us here at the Guild Hall before, you know that I am a weaver of stories. As every craft allows us to level up, so is every craft accompanied by a tale. This year, upon receiving my brother’s name in the family gift swap, I decided to combine the two - crafts and stories - into this epic gift for the most impossible to shop for human in the realm. I give you...The Tale of Sad Boy.

Here’s the front cover. It’s a storybook/gift card holder (because what else do you purchase for the most impossible to shop for human in the realm other than gift cards). I stamped the title with the Lawn Fawn “Jessie’s ABCs” set. I then used the Stampotique “Oh... Tree” and “O Joy” and the small ornament cube for the front cover. I quickly coloured it in with Prismacolours, not really spending a whole lot of time (Hey...this was being given to a boy...it was probably going to be thrown out after).

Here we go. First part of the story. (You can click on the picture to make it BIGGER if you can't read the story). On the left side I used the Stampotique “Tangled Enthusiasm” and a small tree that came with Kraftin Kimmie’s “Willard”. The right side was stamped with The Greeting Farm’s “Cheeky Geeky”. I paper pieced her hair and headband to save on colouring time.

K...next page. On the left I stamped Stampotique’s “Hunk” and the foodstuffs from the Lawn Fawn “Love ‘n Breakfast” set. The right hand side was “O Joy” again along with the tv stomach portion of the robot from Technique Tuesday’s “Tin Man” set. So now comes the gift card part…

The way this was folded, there were kinda like pockets in the tops of the pages. I made little paper tabs and taped them on the gift card that cooresponded to what was happening in the story. This page got a tab stamped with the toast from the “Love ‘n Breakfast” set and went on a Subway gift card.

This tab just got a little present and went on a Future Shop gift card (which is a big box electronics store...like Best Buy).

Here’s the next page. The left side was stamped with the Stampotique “Karin” and then I drew on the angry eyebrows to make her more ragey. The steam (showing just how mad I was gonna be) was stamped with the Lawn Fawn “My Cup of Tea” set. The RAWR was stamped with “Jessie’s ABCs”. On the opposite page I stamped the cute girl cuddling a kitty with The Greeting Farm’s “Furever” set. The fruit all came from Lawn Fawn’s “My Silly Valentine”. Ready to see the gift cards in these pages?

First up is an itunes gift card.

Next is for a grocery store (this is what happens when you are the most impossible to shop for human in the realm). I actually wanted to get way more gift cards in smaller denominations - like $5 - (just to be extra obnoxious...cuz what are sisters for?), but it was surprisingly hard to find ones that came in small amounts.


This gift card holding story book will creep around in the following challenges:


This storybook/gift card holder was fun to make and super easy. Hopefully it will teach my dear brother to be a little more cooperative come Christmas time and give people ideas of what to get him…...but...I doubt it.


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

24 comments:

Janine said...

Sounds like a great gift with a very "valid point". Men are difficult enough without refusing to offer up ideas. I like the illustrative style you have used - great fun.

Claudine Criner said...

OMG, I LOVE this!! What a great idea and what a cute story book you made. I might have to do this for my husband. haha!!

Kay said...

This is the greatest!!! Thank you for sharing!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is a wonderful idea!! I love the way you've combined the stamps with the words… … you've coloured each image beautifully… and it's a brilliant story…. a fab gift for a guy!! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design for our Festive Challenge this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

Kay Wallace said...

Such a brilliant idea and perfect outcome! I love the storyline you created for your book. Creative use of those sweet Stampotique stamps!

Ceal said...

such a cute project!Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Gail said...

Cute, cute - thanks for linking up to FOSTV challenge this week - best wishes on the draw Gail Sr DT FOSTV

Kitt said...

What a great idea. Love the story gift card presentation. Well Done. Thanks for playing with us at Craftitude Challenges. Good Luck.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh what a great story and card, love the images you used and I am sure he loved all the gift cards! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Kaz said...

Fabulous idea for an awkward present! It's brilliant! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

meiaudesigns said...

Oh! I love your story book! Such a thoughtful creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Mei
LTC DT
Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More

Dangina Martinez said...

This is so incredibly creative! Love it and all the images and tale. So glad you shared your fabulous card with us here at Loves Rubber Stamps.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Jools Robertson said...

Brilliant, such fun and the image and colours are fab

*Arwen* said...

Make me smile :)
It's awesome

XX Arwen

Kerri said...

So cool and that is an awesome idea!! Thks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper and Good Luck!!

Hazel said...

Super idea - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for December x

Alica Ziakova said...

what a cool project - good job!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Donna said...

What a brilliant idea and creation, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude
Hugs Donna DT xx

Susie said...

A fantastic idea! Thank you for joining our Anything But A Card challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Kathi said...

Wow. This is sooooo fabulous! What a treasure you've created! I sure hope he keeps it!

Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Challenges!

melsanford said...

Fab creation! Very clever. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

SmilynStef said...

What a clever idea ... and so perfectly executed ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Samantha Read said...

Brilliant!
Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

dutchstamptramp said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Thank you for joining the Stampotique DC

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