Saturday, 22 March 2014

Gift Cards

Hello dear friends and fellow bloggers. Thanks for popping in to visit. I had the most fabulous day yesterday at the NEC with Ollie's Mam and Planet Susie (the two Sue's) and then at lunchtime we met up with Mrs Duck (Ang) for the rest of the afternoon. Much giggling and enjoyment.

My Cards

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Inside showing the pocket

These cards are very small, just 4.25 inches X 3.5 inches so I was able to cut them both from an A4 sheet.  I cut a piece of card stock 4.25 inches x 10.5 inches, folded  it into a trifold card and then trimmed off a section of the right side.  I used double sided tape to stick the side and bottom of the now shortened fold over section to the centre section. I have just popped a diecut into the pocket to show that there really is a pocket there! This could be used for money, gift cards, telephone top up cards etc. I used it to pop in a little stamp for my friends.  Worked a treat.

The fronts were matted with patterned papers and the mini LOTV images (which have been in my stash so long these little kittens are practically geriatric now!) were matted onto SB Labels 16. The little flowers are Britannia Dies Miniature Roses and the leaves are Britannia Wreath Strip. The sentiment is from JustRite Grand Sentiments. Very quick to make so would be ideal at Christmas I think.  I actually made three, the last one being in sunny yellows, but didn't realise till I had sealed the envelope that I hadn't taken a picture - but it was exactly the same only different. Lol!

Well I must be off to Sainsbury's now because the fridge and larder are pretty bare.  I hate shopping on Saturdays but my usual shopping day - Friday - was spent doing other things!! Lol!

The sun is shining although it is cold and very windy.  But the sun really cheers you up anyway.  Enjoy the weekend everybody.


Marie-Louise said...

These are really lovely Christine. I think these small cards are very useful.

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Christine, adorable image and I love the designs.
I am pleased you had a good time at the NEC yesterday.
hugs Sue xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Very pretty little gift cards, love the image.

Hazel said...

Oh I am so jealous, I would have loved to have been meeting you all yesterday, but that's life and I had to work. I knew ages ago I would be needed at work Anna was returning from her week away with the school - she had a great time. Mum was in London and dad was very busy so I had to be there, thankfully I should get a few days off come April. Love you little cards they are just perfect and the image and papers are lovely. Look forward to seeing what you bought. Hazel xx

Christina Griffiths said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip out ... hope you didn't spend too much. Both of these cards are lovely and LOTV images are sooo cute. My favorite has to be the ink one xx

Crafty Lark said...

Great way to use these cute images Christine, hope you got lots of goodies along with the fun. xx Flora

Jacquie Jacobs said...

These are both beautiful cards Christine, as you say exactly the same but different lol! Love the images of the little kitties. Love the Labels 16 die too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue said...

Heyyyy my dear buddy!!! those little cards are amazing and I know that for definite because you made me one! and put inside that amazing stamp, a gift I will always treasure. Thank you so much for yesterday, we had a lot of fun and I can't wait to do it again, dare I say I've been to Strikes craft shop and The Range today????? lol lots of hugglessssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxx

Carole Z said...

Love these cards Christine, such cute images and a great way to use them..glad you all had a fun day yesterday, hugs Carole Z X

Patricia said...

Good evening Christine, like my sister I am rather jealous. We have great memories if our meeting with you and Ang back in November. Looking forward to seeing all your goodies.
Love all your little cards, the images are so sweet......just like you
Have a great time playing

Patricia xxx

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. I love these beautiful gift cards. Sound as if you All had a great time at the show. Hugs Rita xxx

Lia said...

Hi Christine!
You've made amazing cards and I see, you had lots of fun at NEC. I always like going to Craftshows over here. There are 2 which I go to with my daughter UYvonne and we always have a good time, bags full of new 'stuff' and an empty purse when coming home...
Have a nice and sunny day (as we have over here)
Lia xx

Unknown said...

Two gorgeous cards. Glad you had a fab time with Sue x 2.x

Carol said...

A couple of cuties Christine. Sounds like a fab day at the NEC.....but what did you buy lol. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

H Christine, lovely gift cards, the images are so cute, beautiful colours and design.

Pleased you had a great day meeting up with Blogging Friends, hugs Kate x

Planetsusie said...

Oh blimey Christine I had a DT card to make 'cos it had to be posted today - just made it!!! I have now settled down again after our day on Friday - I have your little card sitting on my desk looking at me. It is beautiful and just my colour - lol!!!

I didn't take a pic of my new stash - well I have been using it you see!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

scrappymo! said...

These are so sweet. Great ideas for a money card.