Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Generalized Sentiment Gift Cards

I'm not always sure what to get people as gifts, so I thought this time, instead of buying them something edible (probably chocolate), I'd make a pack of generalized cards to give them, which they can then in turn use for someone else as needed.  I stamped these cards with a very general sentiment, so they can be used for many different occasions!
I used plain white card stock for the card, patterned card stock for the design which I cut out with fancy scissors and glued on, and stamped "Best Wishes" on it.  I made a pack of 4 cards using different card stocks on them:
The centre design I didn't cut out, but I tore it after wetting it with a paint brush dipped in water.  I used a ruler as a guide to paint a straight line on both sides of the card stock, waited a few moments for the water to soften the paper, and then gently tore it along the painted line.  I really like the soft effect this gives.

Also, a good gift for someone who seems to have everything and need nothing. :)

LINKY PARTIES linked to:
Someday Crafts
All Things Heart & Home 
Blue Cricket Design 
We Are That Family 
Sew Woodsy 
Fireflies & Jellybeans 
The Shabby Chic Cottage 
Momnivore's Dilemma

Stamping With Brenda Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge


Mandy said...

What a wonderful idea! I was just wondering what to gift to a few on my Christmas list that seem to have everything. This is a great idea. I'm a part of a Stamp Camp and often have extra cards that I can never remember who I have sent them to already. This would be a great way to put together a set of cards to give as a gift.

I also wanted to say that I adore your blog. Your UPcycling (a new term I learned from a magazine recently) is creative and I can see myself trying out many of the ideas. That is why I have so enjoyed reading through your blog and look forward to what else comes!

Robin said...

Brilliant idea! You cards turned out looking like you bought them at a paper store!!!
All Things Heart and Home
(I hope I see you back this Wednesday!!!)

Brenda Dean said...

Beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for playing Stamping with Brenda Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I did this for family and friends last year when money was really tight...

I love notecards, because it beats running to the store and the handmade aspect is much more personal!

great work...

{hope to see you back this week at Creative Juice Thursday}

Debgem said...

What a lovely set of cards - lovely colour theme.

Monica said...

How smartly you have done those cards... I love to make cards as gifts too but somehow spend so much time over them that I don't make enough. But these are so cleverly done. I am certainly inspired.