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All my files are for personal use. I do not charge for any files I create. I share them here for others to use for personal use only. Please do not use them to submit for contests, etc. without getting my permission first. Please give credit where credit is due. I will try to do the same. This means I will try to identify where I got an item or a project if I didn't create it myself and there is an identifable source. Sometimes however I use basic clipart or coloring pages. You may however share these files with others for their personal use (you may not charge for them - you may pass them on for free) or you may point them here to my blog to get the files themselves. If a download file is available, it will appear at the bottom of the post and will be in a different color text.

PLEASE NOTE: I reside in the USA where we use the MM/DD/YYYY date format on computers (and in everything else we do!) If you are outside the USA where they use the DD/MM/YYYY date format on computers, you MAY experience an "Unhandled exception" error when you try to open one of my Cricut DS files. It is an error related to the date format. An easy fix is available at SusanBlueRobot's Blog. Susan has a simple HexEdit program and directions which will allow you to alter the date so you can use the files. Note: This is only an issue if the save date of the file is after the 12th of the month! It is also only an issue with DS files. I have never seen this issue with MTC or SCAL.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gas Pump Money or Gift Card Holder for 16th Birthday

Here is the money or gift card holder I made for my Nephew's 16th Birthday a couple of weeks ago.  Since he was turning 16 and getting his license soon and they prefer money at this age as a gift anyway, I decided to make a money holder around the "driving" theme.  I used the gas pump from the Cars cartridge.  I created this on my Gypsy now that they have finally fixed the welding a flipped image issue!  Thanks for that PC!  I was also able to use the grouping feature with it to resize it to make it smaller.  Once I had it made and cut the first one out, I decided it needed to be a little smaller in size, with being able to group it all as one object on the Gypsy it was a snap to make smaller! Thans for that too PC.  However, you still can't group in DS.  Please PC, can you give us the grouping feature in DS tooooooooo. We have been asking for that since it was first released.  I don't see why that is difficult to do, especially since it is now on the Gypsy!!!!

To create this money holder, I used the Disney Cars cartridge for the gas pump, created a 2nd one and flipped it and welded them together on one side.  I then created the pocket on the bottom by adding a square from another cartridge (I probably used George) and welding it to the bottom of the right side of the money holder, created rectangles and welded them on the sides of the square to fold in and adhere pocket with when folded up.  I cut the base money holder out of a cream color cardstock.  Then I cut one of the pump in a silver cardstock and applied it to the front of the money holder.  I then cut off the front pump handle so that there was only the one on the back of the card. I used markers to color the pump handle.  After I had already adhered the front silver pump, I thought, dang, I should have embossed Happy Birthday on the front of it first.  So, I cut a small square to fit, embossed the happy birthday with a sizzix embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom front.  I then sanded it and inked it. Please leave me a comment if you have any further questions about how I did this or what either a .gypsy or .cut file of this project.  I have not yet saved it to my computer so I don't yet have it available to share.  I will probably only do that if someone asks for it. It should be fairly easy to recreate on your own however.