Saturday, 21 June 2008

Hostess gift in the shape of a card

We were invited to a Midsummer's party yesterday and we got the host and hostess a gift certificate to a local restaurant empire together with a few other couples. Just handing over a gift certificate is pretty boring I think so I made a card to hold it.

I am in love with the stripes of this paper. That is not strange at all because stripes have always been a favourite of mine. I think the colour combination is genius though.
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The green paper, though not visible here, is shimmery and highly textured. It's one of my favourite papers at the moment. The ribbon is double sided and I used the other side, which is striped, on the inside of the card. A few stones to add some bling.
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I made a pocket on the left side to hold the certificate and a brochure of the place. I cut it at an angle to make it easier to slide them in and out of the card. I used the same paper as on the outside to get some repetition and emphasize the summery fun that was the theme of the party.
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As much as I love type and fonts, and believe me I really do, I felt it would suit the occasion and feel of the card and party better to handwrite it. Both the outside and inside has my handwriting.

Tomorrow: A new template! Don't miss it!

2 comments:

  1. This is just lovely! I love the colors in the stripes as well. You have very nice handwriting, too. I'm sure the recipient was very appreciative!

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  2. I love this card! Your design is great, and I agree your handwriting works better on it than a typed font. Thanks for a great idea - I will have to try it!

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