Friday, February 06, 2009

I woke up this morning with a screaming headache. Instead of getting up early and posting here, bed and massive amounts of ibuprofen were the order of the day. The headache is subsiding somewhat, but I think another dose will be following as soon as it is safe to do so.

There was a discussion last night about gift card holders. I mentioned that I'd recently made one, but hadn't gotten a photo. That wasn't quite right. I forgot to take a photo before leaving the house. The spousal unit came to the rescue and took two photos, one of the inside and one of the out, while we were picking up a couple things on the way to the post office. He used his cell phone, hence the quality, or lack thereof, of the photographs. I am not complaining! I'm glad he was able to get them for me.

So, I don't remember where I found the link originally, but the tutorial for the gift card is here on the Hero Club blog.

The peeking snowman stamp I used on the front is from Impression Obsession. He came from a class I took at my local stamp shop, and is painted with Twinkling H2Os. The background of the card is Unity Stamp Company's Royal Day stamped with a green cat's eye chalk ink, so that the effect would be subtle. Unfortunately, due to the quality of the photo, you can't really see it at all.
Inside the card, I stamped the cute little mittens from Unity's December Kit of the Month with Ranger Distress Ink in Fired Brick. I slid in a gift card to Starbucks and I had the perfect little gift! I will be making many more of these throughout the year. They're really very easy and I think they're darling. Now that I have my first Nesties, I can emboss the circle or oval in the centre, too.


Ashley said...

What a fun card Carole! I hope your head is feeling better!

Katy Tipton said...

cute gift card holder! hope you feel better -- headaches are so tough to get rid of!