I'm loving the combination of the Gold Glimmer Paper (new in the annual catalogue) and star framelits lately. They make it so easy to add something special!
Here is a simple card made for a sweet boy's first birthday - I used the "1" framelit from the File Tabs framelits and mounted some Real Red card stock behind it. Once again I've used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Age Awareness - I'm finding it is really easy to use in lots of different projects, especially as it is photopolymer.
This card is intended as an end of year thank you for one of my children's coaches. I used two different stamp sets for the sentiments - Pictogram Punches (it has little co-ordinating punches) and Something to Say. I cut out the star frame using two layered star framelits and I used the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as well. Enough stars, you think?
I have a few more thank you's to start making for end of term - the usual round of teachers…
Gift Cards - they are the kind of present I sometimes feel a little guilty about. Sure, they are practical, and give the recipient the ability to chose their own gift, but they can be a bit impersonal. Though sometimes, if you don't know the person you are buying for very well, impersonal can be just right!
That's where a little bit of card stock, and your Big Shot can come in handy. Now you can personalise the gift card as much as you like!
Here's one I made recently for a party my son was invited to attend. He knew his mate would appreciate a gift card, so I managed to whip up this gift card envelope and a matching birthday card in minutes. And I could look the birthday child's mother in the eye and say "I made it!"
Here's the basic envelope as it comes, once you've die cut it with the new Gift Card Envelope Framelit and your Big Shot - I put the gift card in already! I adhered the bottom flap to the sides.