Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Card and Gift Card Holder

Here is a birthday card I made for my son's girlfriend. She is sweet and she is also my trainer, so I am fortunate to get to spend a few hours each week with her!

I stamped each of the images from Things I Love stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock, punched them with my 1" square punch, then punched a Cherry Cobbler border for them. I set them under the sentiment that was stamped onto Crumb Cake using Chocolate Chip ink. The card itself is Naturals Ivory card stock.

Inside, I included a gift card and made a holder to match the card. It fit nicely in the 5-1/4 x 5-1/4" card. I used Stampin' Up's *new* Hostess stamp set Posy Punch (available July 1). This particular posy was stamped onto Crumb Cake card stock using Soft Suede ink, then punched out with the Fancy Flower punch. Then I added the "4 U" from Tiny Tags in Real Red ink and punched it out with my 1/2" circle punch. I used Real Red 3/8" grosgrain ribbon to close the card holder.

Here is what it looks like when it is open.

The gift card holder is made from a 4-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock that is scored on the 3", 5-1/2" and 8" lines. I used Sticky Strip on the back side of where you see here (on either side of the gift card, but on the BACK) and then used the Word Window punch (twice) and the 3/4" circle punch to make it easy to slip the card in. I used a corner rounder on the corners.

I hope you like this matched set. I love to read comments, so please leave yours below.

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Joanna M said...

Very Adorable Cards Patti! I love all those things too! :) Hugs, J

Pam~ said...

What a great set Patti! Your trainer/friend will be so excited to receive these! I love that gift card holder! Thanks for the instructions.

Linda Callahan said...

Cute! Love that gift card folder!

Ann Schach said...

What a clever design, Patti! Adorable!