Hallelujah...it's almost Friday on a holiday weekend! =) I love having Mondays off work. Sundays are a super busy day for me with the things I do at church, so it's always nice when I have a Monday off.
OK...on to more important things. A friend asked me to make 3 cards that would hold gift cards/certificates for some friends who are retiring. I don't have a single stamp or cricut cut (that I can find) that says Happy Retirement. UGH. So, I settled on more generic phrases and she can write in what she wants.
For the outside of the first card, I cut the flower from Serenade. I cut 4 sizes, 2 of each size and then layered and crumpled them. I used pop dots to raise up each layer and added bling to the center.
For the inside, I designed a pocket on my Gypsy for the gift card and attached it with my ATG gun. I then used a corner punch for the mat on the other side. I have had this paper in my stash FOREVER and I don't know why I've never used it. I really like it.
For the second card, I cut the base from Birthday Bash. I added the patterned paper on the front and added the mat with the stamped sentiment. The flower here is from a punch and I just layered it 3 times. I inked the edges with some aqua-ish ink.
For the inside, I made another gift card pocket and then added a mat using the same paper from the front.
For the last card, I made the flower on the front from circles. I saw this on another blog and loved the idea. I have the link save somewhere and as soon as I find it I'll be sure to share and give credit where it's due. I will also be posting a tutorial on how to make these flowers. They are SUPER easy and fun!
On the inside, another pocket and mat with bling on the other side.
I hope they like them! As you can probably tell, the background in the photos is a little crazy. With all the tornado mess on Tuesday night, I never set up my light to take pictures so I just brought them with me to work so I could snap a few shots before handing them off to my friend. I've got several more cards to make tonight, so I will share those hopefully on Friday.