Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gift Card

Sisters are so special!   One of my customers asked me to send a Gift Certificate to her Sister for her birthday.  I couldn't just send a piece of paper and so this is the gift card I made for the certificate.

The roses are from the 8x8 La Romatique paper pad by Graphic 45.  The back side of the paper had a bride on it, so I lined the paper with a coordinating color.  A border was cut out of another sheet in the same collection and attached at the bottom to overlap the top. , I stamp  the Happy Birthday stamp from JustRite's Just A Note Stamp Set and cut it out using the Blossom Nestie.  The border was stamped on a separate sheet and cut out with a larger Circle Nestie. Both were popped up with the Therm-O-Web Dimensional.  A silk bow gave it the finish touch.

This is the inside of the gift card.  I used Score-Pal Scoring Tape to attach the sides, making a pocket to insert the Gift Certificate.  I didn't notice until I was posting this picture that my adhesive square is crooked.  bummer!!!  I have on order some circle Velcro dots for the next gift card I make.  I think it will work better.

Joan's Gardens
Paper ---------------LeRomantique from Graphic 45
Stamp---------------JustRite Just A Note
Stamper-------------JustRite 1 5/8 Wooden Stamper
Adhesive------------1/8 inch Score Tape by Score Pal and Glue Glider
Spellbinders---------Blossom Nestie and Circle Nestie

Ribbon--------------May Arts
Bow Easy


Jerri Jimenez said...

I'm sure your customer's sister is going to be thrilled when she receives her gift certificate Joan, what a beautiful presentation!

Teresa said...

I agree with Jerri. I'd be happy and proud for both gifts. From you and the sister.

Selma said...

I agree with Jerri too. This is so gorgeous. Love your thoughtfulness and personal touch Joan.

Darlene said...

Awesome idea Joan! I need something like this myself ... thanks for the wonderful creation to case! They are going to be thrilled with this and of course I love that beautiful ribbon bow!!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is perfect Joan..I love it- think I am gonna case it! tfs!

Hilda said...

Imagine my surprise - first when I opened the envelope from Joan and saw the enclosed gift card, and then just now when I logged on to Joan's Gardens to start shopping!!!

As the lucky recipient of this gift card, I can tell you it is absolutely gorgeous! It's so much prettier in real life, and really is an incredible presentation. A couple of my local stamping friends took me to lunch for my birthday yesterday, and you can bet there were some oohs and aahs when I showed this to them.

Julie S. said...

So nice when people take the time to go overboard! Spectacular, and it sets your shop above others, for sure :^)

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! Thank you so much, Joan. And as predicted, me seester loved it!! :-)


Becky Jo said...

Beautiful gift certificate holder! thoughtful of you! Hugs!!

Linda B said...

Beautiful, Joan....thanks for sharing...I will definitely try this the next time I give a gift card.

Cher said...

Great idea. and so very PRETTY! I'm sure your customer's sister will be so thrilled to receive this gift of your generous thoughtfulness.Thanks for the inspiration.

Erica said...

Oh My. I plan on letting my kids know that I want a gift card from your store if you're gonna be so generous.