I wanted to give a monetary gift in a more creative way than just sticking it in an envelope, so I chose the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle for my card today.
I began by stamping the pocket stitching in Cajun Craze on a piece of paper that sort of looked like old and faded denim that came in a book of papers from Hobby Lobby, perhaps Paper Studio. I then stamped the stitched design on the pocket as well as the rivets. Using the Pocket from the Pocket framelits in the bundle I cut it on the Big Shot.
This has nice little edges and score marks to make folding it to leave an open pocket much easier. Stampin’ Up! thinks of all the details to make our creative lives easier.
I used a very narrow tape on these edges to secure the pocket to my Cajun Craze panel.
Next is the sentiment, also from the Pocketful of Sunshine set, which I stamped in Night of Navy in the upper left corner. In the lower right corner is the ‘For You’ sentiment, also from the set.
I used a couple of brads over the stamped rivets for a little textural interest. For more texture I roughed up the edges of the Cajun Craze panel and added a strand of Night of Navy Bakers twine, tying it in a very small bow. To make sure it stayed where I wanted it, I taped the twine on the back and used a folded glue dot to secure the bow.
This panel is glued to a piece of Night of Navy and onto my Smokey Slate card base.
The inside is for a personal message, but since this gift is to help with their vacation expenses, I stamped a small compass in the upper right corner. This stamp is from an older Stampin’ Up! set called The Open Sea and is now retired.
The Medium Whisper White envelope is stamped with the compass in Night of Navy, once on the front and multiple times on the flap.
Pretty quick and easy for a more interesting way to present a monetary gift. I hope you like it as much as I will like giving it.
Card cuts: Cajun Craze: Art mat, 3-3/4″x 5″; Night of Navy: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Smokey Slate: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
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