Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy *Heart* Day

ETA: I've had some questions regarding a template for this project. I bought the kit at Archivers, and since it isn't my design, I can't post a tutorial. However, I think with a little ingenuity anyone can figure it out. Even using coin envelopes (cut down to size) for the inside pockets might be an option.

Can you even stand it! KISSING CUPPIES! When I first saw this stamp in the new Love is Sweet set by Stamp a Sweet Impression (Taylored Expressions), I just fell in love!

I made this little gift card holder using the cardstock and delicious papers that come in the Key Ingredient kit. I purchased a gift card holder kit at Archivers before Christmas and hadn't used it yet. It was in red, which would have matched the papers just fine, but I love the yummy color of this Prism cardstock, so I made my own.

The inside has 6 pockets, each decorated with papers from the Key Ingredient set (you can see how they line up from the side in this next picture). Instead of using a magnet or a piece of Velcro to hold it shut, I made a band using one of the ribbons from the kit. Taylor is just amazing at how she puts the kits together so everything matches and I don't have to spend hours trying to find just the right thing.

This next picture shows the inside. It really went together easy peasy using my Scor-Pal to make the fold lines and a circle punch to notch out the top of each pocket.

I think instead of store gift cards I'm going to make personalized gift cards for my hubby. You know... good for a back rub, his favorite dinner, things he can redeem whenever he wants. :o)

Remember, the new SASI stamp sets are available tomorrow at Taylored Expressions! You are gonna FLIP when you see how adorable they all are!
Thanks for coming by!

Stamps: Love is Sweet (Taylored Expressions)
Paper, cardstock, ribbon, Starfire glitter, brads (Key Ingredient kit by Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), embossing ink (Ranger), Copic markers
Misc: white embossing powder (SU!), Scor-Pal (Eclectic Paperie), circle punch (EK Success)


Jami said...

That is such a fun concept! So cute!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

What a totally sweet idea, Carol! I love it and might have to use that for my hubby too! He always appreciates those gifts more than the store ones anyway! :)

Donna said...

what a great idea! love this little gift card pouch & how decorated it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, what a fun design!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just adorable!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun project! Love the great idea and the colors you used. TFS!

MichelleY said...

So SWEET! I LOVE how you embellished the gift card holder. The belly band and ribbon is a clever idea!!

Bevie Pearl said...

Well Clever is your middle name. What a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your gift card holder. can you give us the dimensions so we don't have to recreate it! That would be fabulous.

Vicki C said...

This is totally adorable HB!
hey.. I gave you an award on my blog today.

Chris M. said...

That is so sweet! Your DH will be blown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!