I don't know about you but I ALWAYS feel guilty while giving someone a gift card or voucher for their birthday. I feel bad that I couldn't think of something really thoughtful to give and feel that vouchers is like the easy way out. The only way I can feel better about it is if I present it in a really nice way so when my mother's birthday rolled around and I purchased a gift card for her, I was glued to my crafting table trying to create something really spectacular to package her gift card
Now my mother is not a big fan of extremely elaborate projects. She prefers Clean and Simple stuff any day of the week so that was my guideline starting out. I decided to make a pop up gift card holder card with a matching box to place it in. Here's a look at the card from the outside:
The gift card I was giving was from Shoppers Stop and consequently was black and white. So I decided to use a range of papers from the DCVW Forever and Always pack for my project which are all shades of black and white. This paper pack is literally mesmerising, the kinds of designs are just stunning and the great thing about shopping from Itsy Bitsy is that you can buy either the entire pack or only the sheets you want. Here's a look at the card when it is opened. As you can see the gift card literally pops out, almost like it's in your face. Isn't that a fun way to present a voucher?
And here's the complementary box I made for the card. I followed the same design and layout as the card and since the card was square so was the box. The ribbon is this lovely ivory from the Kaisercraft ribbon packs. The flower is one of my all time favourites from Itsy Bitsy - an open rose. And the pearl danglers were made using some Itsy Bitsy beads and fillers.
Of course to finish it off I added a rim of pearls all over the border of the card and the box. The sentiment was die cut using the Victorian Labels die and voila - my set was ready. My mom was thrilled to bits with this gift, she gingerly opened everything and loved the interactive element of the pop out holder. Now that was an effort well spent!
Have you presented gift cards in a unique or interesting way? Leave a comment and tell us all about it! We'd love to hear! Till then, Happy Crafting Folks!