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Thursday, April 8, 2010
One of my customers asked me to make her friend a birthday Gift Certificate. They are so much fun to make, so I was delighted.
I started by using paper from the Graphic 45 La Romantique Paper Pad and I lined the inside (see below) with a coordinating paper. You wouldn't have to do this all the time, but the back side of the paper has a wedding theme which wouldn't be appropriate for this gift.
I used the double loop punch on a strip of black paper and then embossed it with one of the Cuttlebug border embossing folders. A piece of lace was applied at the top to cover the separation of the papers.
The Blossom Spellbinders die cut out the background for the sentiment which was stamped from JustRite's Just a Note Stamp set. I like it because it is small and fits nicely on the front of a card. Them-o-Web Dimensionals popped it up. A pretty May Arts Silk Bow was added.
This is the inside of the gift card. Score Pal's 1/8 inch score tape was used to attach the sides to make a pocket for the gift certificate. I added a strip of a contrasting paper to give the inside some pizzazz and it also shows through the punched out loops. An envelope was made out of black and beige striped paper using the Martha Stewart Score Board Envelope Template. I just love that thing!!
I had a very nice note from the receiver of the certificate saying how much she loved it. Please keep me in mind if you need a gift for a special friend.