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Gift Cards

Materials:

  • Pre-cut cards available from most scrapbooking stores.
  • Alternatively, “card-stock” paper which can be cut to size.
  • Contrasting or complimentary papers.
  • A selection of embellishments such as buttons, glass beads, wire items, ribbon, florists ribbon, metal castings, stickers, die-cuts, etc.
  • Calligraphy pens
  • Sticky Dots or a glue gun.
  • A guillotine or craft knife and ruler if you are cutting your card.

Tips and suggestions:

  1. If you are making your own card from scratch, measure carefully and cut with a sharp guillotine or craft knife.
  2. Score along the foldline before folding, to ensure a neat fold.
  3. Assemble your decorative pieces on the card and move them around until you are happy with the layout.
  4. Only then stick them down using Sticky Dots or a glue gun.
  5. Practice using the calligraphy pens until you are comfortable with them – only then write your unique and personalized message.
  6. If you prefer, you can print your message on velum (parchment-like paper) and stick that on the inside of your card with velum tape, which will not show through.
  7. You could also use brads – a type of split pin – to attach your message.