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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Monday, 12 July 2010

Cuttlebug - Embossed Gift Card

It seems the custom now-a-days is to give money as a wedding gift, but a cheque in an envelope is a bit boring and basic, so I thought make a gift card for the bride and groom. Cuttlebug folders are ideal for wedding and anniversary cards, I use them frequently - Swiss dots, D'vine Swirl and Texture being my favourites. Whether you are giving a cheque or a voucher, for whatever occasion, you might find this useful.

I used:
4" x 4" Cream Hammer card
4" x 2.1/2" Cream card for the pocket
2" x 2" Cream card for the embellishment
4" x 1" Pink card for the contrast on the pocket
CB Textile Texture folder
CB Wedding folder - Bride & Groom
Fiskar border punch - Sunburst
Round edge corner punch
Chalk, ribbon bow and gem


Emboss the front of the card with the Texture folder and round the corners. Chalk the edges - if you know the wedding colour scheme this is always a good choice.

Emboss the 4" x 2.1/2" piece of cream card matching the pattern to the front embossing - this is worth doing as you will see later.

Emboss the Bride and Groom on the 2" x 2" and round the corners - lightly chalk the edges. I added a heart gem in the same colour. Mount on card with foam pads.

For the pocket on the inside, first punch a border on the already embossed cream card and glue the pink strip under the punched pattern. This is where matching the pattern is important. Tape the sides and bottom, (you don't want to lose that cheque) and stick to card. Trim and round corners. This folder looks great embossed or debossed so you get a good look on the front, and inside front of the card, the D'vine Swirls folder also works well. I added a single page insert with a message.

My finished gift card - I think you will agree that it looks better than a plain envelope.
As I mentioned before, you could adapt this idea for any money or gift token gift card, it's very quick and easy to make, and Christmas is coming!!!!

9 comments:

Kinglake said...

I totally agree with you,this is so much better than a plain envelope! xx jo xx

Chrissie said...

Your cards are always so elegant Ikki, and this is no exception!
Another gem.
Chrissie

Loopylass said...

That's lovely. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous idea Eileen, and yes it does look so much nicer than an envelope. Love it!
Sylvia xx

Shoshi said...

Thanks very much for putting this where I could find it, Ikki! Well worth a look. I love the way you've matched the embossing on the inside bit so that the pattern in continuous. A very pretty card and a lovely idea for a money gift. You could certainly also use it for an ATC!

You could also adapt it for a thank you card. So often I want to write a proper thank you letter, and a card doesn't have enough space. An ordinary letter isn't pretty enough. You could make a thank you card and put the letter in the pocket! Very versatile design with lots of possibilities.

Thanks again!

Shoshi

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mrs ann said...

Great idea I am attending two weddings so will need this. Thank you.x

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Waseem said...

wonderful idea..I might need it when use it for the design of Gift Card envelopes.