I started with this awesome die cut from Sizzix that already has the shape and pocket for the gift cards and I used this wonderful chalkboard alphabet patterned paper as my base. Folded the pocket at the bottom and edges, and adhered the sides to the base. Instant pocket! Folded in half and again at the top where it slides into a slit to close. Cut a piece of red gingham ribbon and wrapped around the card, but not too tight, so you can slip it on and off to get to the goodies inside.
Next I punched out some old fashioned alphabet letters from patterned paper to create my daughters initials to make it even more personalized and found the perfect apple too! I placed them in the Epiphany punches and added epoxies to create my own embellishments. And adhere to the front of the gift card holder.
I can’t say enough good things about these punches. They make every project more personal to the recipient or to your projects. And my daughter has a unique name that you can’t find printed on anything anywhere. So knowing I can create her name or her initials with this system is such a joy for me and I hope you find that out too! Until next time…happy back to school time.
Supplies used: Epiphany Crafts Tools: Hexagon punch, epoxies, Round 25, epoxies; Simple Stories Smarty Pants Paper (chalkboard alphabet); Graphic 45 ABC Primer Collection-Grammar School (alphabet paper); Big Shot Machine; #656307 Sizzix Gift Card Holder die cut; and American Crafts red gingham ribbon.
Simon Says: Gift It
WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116 (inspired by the school theme and the apples)