Jan 30 2012

Fresh Vintage Gift Certificate

A friend of one of my Club members called to ask for a gift certificate for her.  I have a stack of these gift certificates from Merrill, so I decided to design a gift certificate holder around it!  I did trim the gift certificate to 5 1/4 inches wide so that I just needed to use a 1/2 sheet of cardstock and it would fit in a normal sized envelope.



Since I'm in LOVE with the Everyday Enchantment Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper, I took my colors from the floral print.  The base of the gift certificate cover is Peach Parfait, cut 5 1/2 x 7, and scored at 4 1/4.  I used Sticky Strip to close up the sides.  I stamped Celebrate from Outlined Occasions in Black Stazon, then used my Versamarker to color in the letters…it gives a really neat tone-on-tone look.  I stamped the Fresh Vintage floral image in Peach Parfait in the corner and on the envelope.


I cut a piece of the floral DSP and used the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die to cut the front and back edges.  I used a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock to line underneath the DSP for more stability and used the Edgelit die and embossing folder along the front edge.



Inside, the pocket holds the gift certificate.  The corner of the certificate is also stamped with the Fresh Vintage image.




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3 People have left comments on this post

Jan 30, 2012 - 02:01:57
rose kerry said:

Very cute gift card holder, love that paper and the colors.  Waiting for mu edgelit die to come today so I can play too. Great idea.

Jan 30, 2012 - 08:01:45
Carol Carriveau said:

Beautiful…thanks for some inspiration!

Jan 31, 2012 - 07:01:43
Patti Willey said:

That is a gorgeous gift card holder!