A friend asked me if I would make up a gift certificate for one of her customers. I wanted to make something really special, so I came up with these …
Here’s how I did them …
I started with the Canning Jars 3D die from Sizzix. I wanted to make a card with the die, rather than just cut out the jar image. So, I folded and scored a card and positioned it with the fold just inside the left side of the jar, like this…
Because this is a thick, steel-rule die, it will cut through two pieces of heavy cardstock at the same time, making this completely doable!
Next, I cut out the jar lid out of Ranger’s adhesive-backed foil and attached them to the front of the jar.
The lid is slightly larger than the card, which left a little bit of sticky on the backside. To fix that, I applied a little bit of baby powder to the edges to eliminate the sticky.
I then inked the edges of the jar with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The gift certificate that I made barely fit in the jar so I made a little strip of paper and used the Tiny Attacher to attach the edges to the card. Then, the certificate just slips inside and is held in place. Perfect!
I added a bit of lace from Stampin’ Up to the front with Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. The trick here is to put the dots of glue on the flowers, set it on the cardstock and leave it be for 5 minutes to allow the glue to work. Then, you can flip it over and trim off the edges to fit the jar.
I tied a bit of bakers twine to the front side of the lid and then created a label. I cut cardstock 2″ x 1″ and then rounded the edges.
Next, I stamped Just For You (from Stampin’ Up) and two dotted stripes from Tami Potter’s stamp from Impression Obsession.
I added a little ink on the edges and adhered them to the lace.
And, it all fits inside of card-sized envelope.
Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift card like this??!!?