There are so many choice when it comes to gift giving that most of the time you think to yourself..."I'll just send a gift card". Gift cards can look rather bland without some dressing up. I was in that same spot this week. This isn't a Christmas gift, but a birthday gift. My good friends' daughter is turning 10 this week and she loves books. I thought I would give her a gift card to the bookstore. At the same time, Melissa challenged us to use paper bags in our posts this week.
Using a paper bag I created a couple of pockets perfect for the gift card and a little something extra. The gift card will go on the inside with the tag.
On the front of the card I used Spellbinders Curved Rectange and Classic Diamonds. I inked up one of the embossing folders from the Cuttlebug Heritage set and embossed my Curved Rectangle. I stamped the Small Paisley Dragonfly on the diamond and added Glossy Accent to the wings. I added a Pearl Jelly dot to make it pop. On the inside I stamped "Let your imagination take flight" on a tall scallop rectangle also from Spellbinders. I used two diamonds and stamped the Small Trailing Butterfly on the smaller diamond. For the background I inked up the paisley embossing folder and embossed. I really love this technique because I think it gives it a fun letter pressed look to the background. For the tag I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the Birthdays and Balloons set. I have another pocket to fill...I'm thinking a little candy treat will go nicely.
This card is for a girl, but there are so many saying and stamps that can easily change this card for a boy. One of my favorite little boys stamps is the Biplane. Check it out if you have time.
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