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A Birthday Gift

May 5, 2012

When I made the card in this post which was the CASE from Pinterest, I couldn’t share this variation because I made it for a friend for their birthday which we celebrated last night (Happy Birthday Sharron).   Sharron loves purple and so I made the same card but added 3d flowers instead of the punched flowers in my first card.  I also made her a gift card holder to match the card.

Here is a photo of the gift card holder open and the inside of the card.  I only decorate the inside of my card once I know who I am going to give it to.  You can find the tutorial for this cute little Gift Card Holder on Andrea Walford’s blog.

I made a gift bag to house the card and gift card holder also using the same layout.  The gift bag actually started life as a large envelope.   You seal the envelope and cut off one end so that it is open and then score down the two sides and across the bottom.  You attach pieces of card stock to the front and the back and then open out the envelope and fold under the little triangle in the bottom corners and there you have it – instant gift bag.   I love making gift bags this way because I can convert an envelope which is just the right size to hold my gift.

I made the flowers by punching Elegant Eggplant card stock using the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle and the 1-1/4″ Circle punches.  Then I cut them into spirals and rolled them up.  I like to hold my flowers in place with a little crystal effects.  Once my flowers were dry I attached them to the cards, gift holder and bag using Mini Glue Dots and then added the Basic Pearls to the centre.

I cut the leaves from Always Artichoke card stock using the Little Leaves Sizzlet.  The ribbon is Rose Red 1/2″ Seam Binding and the embossing folder I used is Finial Press.

I’d love to hear what you think of my little gift combo.

Bye for now, Kris.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2012 8:02 am

    What a GORJUS gift idea Kris and thanks for providing the link for the gift card holder. (Ithought I had MOST of AW’s pdf’s…LOL) I can only imagine Sharons delight at this set. Love the rolled flowers.


  2. gwen permalink
    May 5, 2012 8:41 am

    Kris, these are beautiful! I love what you have done and the gift bag i adorable. (Hope you had a good night)


  3. Cheryl M. permalink
    May 5, 2012 9:52 am

    Your Elegant Eggplant blooms are rich and lovely…what a nice gift set for your friend 🙂


  4. May 6, 2012 9:25 am

    Love, love, love the whole lot Kris…… Stunning & elegant! Hope you had a great night & Sharron loved her gift


  5. May 8, 2012 8:57 am

    Gorgeous card, Kris. This could be so versatile!


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