Friday, June 5, 2009

Freebie Friday Inspired by my little gift from Anthropology

Happy Freebie Friday! I got a fun little surprise in the mail from of my favorite stores (I know it's on the spendy side, but they've got such cute clothes and I love to check out what's on sale, too!) Wanna see?Isn't that just so cute?! June is my Birthday Month, so it seems like this year, the retailers have really been trying to entice me, THE CONSUMER that I am, by giving me some discounts, freebies, rewards, etc. Anthropologie's marketing definitely worked on me, because I just loved the packaging of their little Birthday Discount card, that you better believe I'm gonna pop in and check out what I can get!

Anyway, the point of my sharing today is that it inspired me to create today's Freebie Friday giveaway of my own little gift card envelope, armed with the papercrafting tools at my disposal (aka the BIG SHOT, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die and Buttons sizzlit), to come up with this version.(Note: A surprise gift card will be included, just not the one pictured!)

Thanks to Patty Bennett on sharing how to size the Scallop Envelope Die to fit a Gift Card - very ingenious!

Now - are you ready to play for today's giveaway? To play for this week's Freebie Friday, please leave me a comment on this post with your email address or blog url (basically, enough information so I can contact you) by Midnight Saturday, June 6th. The winner will be announced on Monday's blog post, so you can check back then. You can leave me a comment about anything or you can answer the following question: Do you watch any reality shows? If so, which one's your favorite? As for me, I have to say I have a few favorites when it comes to reality shows. Currently, my favorite one is on - So You Think You Can Dance, affectionately acronymed SYTYCD. I also like Top Chef and Amazing Race. Look forward to see what you all watch. If you're not a reality show sort, let me know what you do watch!

Hope you got some ideas from today's Freebie share! Have a great day!


Ann said...

As always, you have another darling idea. I'm not one to watch much TV, I can't sit still long enough. 24 will keep my attention, but it's not a reality show.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

That is a darling little pocket and your interpretation is great. No, I don't watch reality shows -- pretty much don't watch any TV at all. Life is way too busy.

Aimee said...

What a CUTE idea! When's your b-day? My kids' are the 7th and 9th.

My hubby and I lik watching "Top Chef," which is about to kick off another new season.

Chat with you soon! :)

Anonymous said...


I love it! I will have to check out Patty's tutorial. I was really bummed when I realized it wasn't big enough for a gift card, so this is great news:)

I'm the queen of reality TV! I love all of the shows on Real TV and Discovery! Currently, my favorite reality show is "Deadliest Catch".

I love the questions that you ask:)

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

for2nately said...

Super cute as usual! So is your birthday this month? Someone might want to send you a birthday card if it is!
I love Survivor! thanks for the chance to win!

sherry said...

I saw this on Patty's blog and your idea with the buttons is cute.

No reality shows for me. I would just as soon listen to cd's when there is nothing on TV.


martha said...

Darling idea! I've been debating about those button dies. They just got bumped up on my wish list! No TV for me either. We live in the country with no cable, no dish and lousy reception. I'd rather read a book or stamp than watch tv anyway!!

Liz Miller said...

I am loving your idea with the button die! I don't watch too much TV, but do enjoy watching Dancing with the Stars (is that a reality show?)! It is a show that my daughter can watch and even my husband enjoys it.

Robyn Mahle said...

Well I stumbled across your post and had to check out the WONDERFUL owl card and as I was checking out the rest of your blog, I ran across this post. What a great idea and I suppose I might even have to check that store out. As for reality TV...Survivor, Amazing race and currently WIPE OUT. It is just too funny not to watch plus my kids get a great kick out it. Best of Luck to you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Mooy oh Mooy! said...

This is so cute! I don't watch a lot of Tv - but I glued to Dancing with the Stars - think I am a dancing want-to-be...and I love to watch Challenge on the food network...the cake decorating ones - I love to learn techniques and get ideas!

jolie newman said...

Love this!!! You are always so inspiring! We don't have no TV time for me...just not enough hours in the day. We do watch a DVD ever once in a while.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love Reality TV - love it!!

I watch pretty much anything - DCC Making the Team is one of my favorites!! I like Survivor, SYTYCD, Top Chef, PR, on and on and on...


LeAnne said...

Oh my, both the real thing and the inspiration are cute! Thanks for Patty's link too...gotta try that.
I don't watch any reality shows, but I do watch NCIS and Grey's Anatomy! But I wish I didn't watch any--takes up too much stampin' time! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Cute gift card holder! I quess American Idol would be my reality show... Thank you for Patty's link and the chance to win!
Happy Birthday!
Take care!

Michelle said...

I like the envelope, very cute. I am not a big tv watcher (unless it is Sesame Street or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse). =)