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We’re wrapping up our celebration of LOVE with another fantastic project from Stephanie. And just so you know, we sure do love all of you! You are all a special part of MFT every day of the year, and we LOVE that!
Love Is in the Air — Loved Ones
Today we’re highlighting ways to show your love to that special someone. We card makers know that those store-bought cards just won't do in this situation. Our loved ones expect something spectacular!
Welcome back to the final day of Love Is in the Air. For today's post, we're creating a gift card project for that special someone. A gift card to your significant other's favorite store is a great way to give a personalized gift while still letting them pick out something that they really want.
I created three gift card options using the Lots of Hearts Cover-Up for the background on each one. I created a blue and pink version featuring matching gift cards that can be created for pretty much any gift card. I love using the actual gift card as inspiration for the design and colors on the project. I also featured a vertical gift card with lots of color against a rainbow background.
To create the cards, I die cut the heart background from white card stock before applying the ink color and then adhered it to another white panel cut slightly smaller. You'll need to do this so that the gift card shaker pouch doesn't show through the openings between the hearts. You can then die cut the window opening using the Gift Window and Frame Die-namics and adhere the shaker pouch within the window.
I backed them with another piece of white card stock and then attached them to the card bases. I added stamped sentiments to the pink and blue ones using the Smitten with You stamp set, and left the rainbow version without a sentiment since there is a large word on the actual gift card.
I've always loved cards that feature a little removable card that can be tucked into a wallet, and since the cut out of the card area is the same size, I saved them (they're already decorated in hearts) so a heartfelt love note can be written on them for a little keepsake.
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We hope you are feeling the LOVE!
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Such a fun way to give a gift card…love these examples. Thank you!
I love this idea. Really cute matching the GC to the colors of the card.
I like this idea for giving a matching gift card and handmade card. This is something to give a try.
These are awesome cards. What a great way to give gift cards.
The hearts are cute. I like the subtle shading…
I love this gift card holder, looking forward to making them!
Such fun projects! I’m always looking for new gift card holder ideas, and I love that you incorporated the Lots of Hearts cover-up die. Thank you for sharing.
What a great die-namic!
These cards are wonderful! I love how you colored the die-cut heart panel to match each gift card. The leftover cut out hearts are really great, too! :)
What a fun idea :)
I just love that die-namic and its definitely on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration.
These are so perfectly matched with one another, the gift cards totally seem to be parts of the designs – very well done, I love them!
I love crafting for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for the cute inspiration.
The Lots of Hearts Cover-Up is awesome! It makes a pretty background for your gift cards!
I give a lot of GCs but never have tried making a special GC holder in my cards. These are super-cute!
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Love all the card samples! Great heart background, too. Thank you for the chance to win!!
I love the hearts backgrounds! Great idea for gift card holders!
I love making gift card holders and these are so fun for Valentines Day. I love the heart background.
I want that background die so bad!! Your cards are gorgeous!
I always love the gift card ideas! The removable card is such a fun idea too.
Love this die and how you matched the colors to the gift cards!
Brilliant ideas! Cheers.
these cards are awesome – love the soft backgrounds and the clever designs:)
Awesome cards!! I love all cover dies and this one is no exception! Perfect for quick pretty cards!