Monday, 12 January 2015

The Art of Gift-Giving

Hello. I thought I'd share with you some ideas that might help you through those times of year when all the birthdays seem to happen at once.

I bought some gift cards to give to some family members recently and was wondering how I could present them nicely to their recipients. Then I though of my gorgeous Dusty Attic products and my problem was solved!

Here's what I made:

Can you see the gift cards? They're tucked into pockets on the front of the cards.

The darker card was made with a young male in mind, hence the grunginess. I started with a clothing tag as my base for the pocket and stitched a diagonally cut piece of paper onto it to slide the gift card into. The chippie word 'Dude', the barbed wire and the spark plug were all treated with Gelatos and Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in a similar way to that which I described in a previous post here.  Isn't that chippie font so cool?

The background was made using texture paste through a stencil then adding some sprays.

The female card was much harder to make because I already had the gift card and it was hot pink. Eeek! I teamed it up with some stunning Websters Pages paper and kept the embellishments pretty rather than grungy. I love these new Dusty Attic titles.

Here are the products I used:

Word Pack #6

Barb Wire #2

Spark Plugs

Stars #3

mini Stars

Word Pack #7

Branch #4 small

Flutterbies #3

mini Hearts #2

I hope this has inspired you to add a personal touch to your gift-voucher giving this year! Don't forget you can buy Dusty Attic products online now here.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. These are a fabulous idea...& they look super cool for teens birthdays... LOOOVE the hot pink one... & I adore those chippy words, too:):)

  2. Ohhhhhhh these are FABULOUS!! LOVING the colors and the way you did the pockets!!!!!!

  3. These are fabulous card holders. I adore the effect you got using the chippies.

  4. These gift holders are wonderful.. love them...

  5. Two amazing cards - I love that you incorporated the the gift cards! Fabulous! TFS

  6. Gorgeous! I love how you have displayed the actual gift cards and enhanced them by coordination! Awesome work.

  7. these cards are stunning, love the textures :)

  8. So creative and such a great idea! I love the masculine and feminine cards....really beautiful and you did a stunning job with the HOT pink colour! ;-)

  9. EXCELLENT cards!! They tie in SO beautifully with the gift cards. Genius!!