Friday, January 7, 2011

Warm Happiness, Too!

I adore "giving" holidays...finding the perfect gift for someone that I care about is just about as good as it gets!  I don't limit sharing my appreciation for people in my life only to holidays, and one of the great things about papercrafting is that it can help turn something ordinary into something extraordinary!
A gift card could be just about as ordinary as a gift can be, and some people don't like them.  Me, I love them and love that they're so easy to make special with a little crafty fun!  This gift card holder a perfect example of that.
 What could be a better match for this than Papertrey Ink's Warm Happiness Too stamp set?  I cut the matching (and absolutely adorable) teacup die in Aqua Mist Happy Spots PP, stamped it and layered it on some Aqua Mist CS impressed with the Tin Type Impression Plate. 
The base of this gift card is Accucut's A2 Gift Card, which is AMAZINGLY versatile!  The die provides a separate card to use for a small note or sentiment inside and the place to hold any gift card.
 I wanted to build a small stash of this card for sharing Starbucks or Caribou Coffee gift cards and couldn't stop making them with other Happy Spots colors!
I hope that looking at these makes you feel as warm and happy as it does me!  Have a super day!

10 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, so cute!! I agree, gift cards are a great gift because the recipient can get just what they want. And made all the more special by giving in such a lovely little hand-crafted holder!

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  2. these are great...makes a little gift card seem so special!

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  3. What a great set Sue! I love the coordinating dotted colors. I like GC too, although they can be impersonal for close friends and family, they are perfect for some!

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  4. I just love seeing all of the happy spots colors together like that. Beautiful presentation for gift cards!

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  5. Super cute! Love all the different colors and PP you used too!

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  6. So cute! Love all the fun colors !

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  7. These are just perfect!!!! Love all the different colors!!!! Your work is always so inspirational!! Thanks Sue!!

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  8. Cute! I will have to check on the die you mentioned - I think it would get a lot of use at this house o' mine! ;)

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  9. I LOVE THIS ......... and what a smart idea to have these on hand. I do love that Warm Happiness set!!! Beautiful Sue!!

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  10. These are super cute! Makes me want to get this set just to make these to have on hand!!

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