Saturday, 21 November 2015

Gift Cards for Gift Cards!

Hello there! I thought that with Christmas coming up it might be a good idea to re-visit an idea I had earlier in the year about how to present gift cards in a meaningful and attractive way. I've put this post up before so if you've seen it, feel free to move on!

I bought some gift cards to give to some family members and was wondering how I could present them nicely to their recipients. My solution was to create a card that provided both a place to write my sentiments plus a place to hold the gift card.

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 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. Wow Heather these look amazing, love the design and such a great idea for your gift cards :)

  2. These are just brilliant....great idea with the tags hidden too.x { aNNie}

  3. I remember these! They look wonderful!

  4. Wow! I loveeeeeeeeee them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Incredibly clever! These are outstanding!

  6. You did such a clever and beautiful job Heather!!!

  7. I think you did an AWESOME job! Love the grunge one & yep, that 'dude' word is so usable, dude!!!! my brain thinking how I can adapt these for the Christmas gift thingies I've got sitting here. Thank you for the inspiration :):)

  8. They are so pretty and such a good idea...would love to see the designs you come up with for Christmas.

  9. looks like a lot of work has gone into these! they look just terrific.. I hope the recipients appreciate the love that has gone into making these!! :)

  10. Gorgeous and fabulous cards.

    Have a nice day.


  11. Fabulous idea Heather....great cards!

  12. Oh my goodness - these are stunning! WOW!

  13. Wow these are fantastic,great design and love this idea for gift cards!!wow!!!

  14. So cool I need to get cracking making cards. These are just lovely.