Monday, 29 April 2013

Fabulous Florets for a fabulous gift idea!

I often get asked whether I do gift vouchers and I'm always happy to oblige, but I particularly enjoy making the vouchers for someone I know as I get to hear about their excitement as they open their gift! Today's project was made for a lovely lady in my Stampers 6 club who was fortunate enough to have not just one but TWO vouchers ordered for her by different people - and yes, she was thrilled to bits! Here's one of the voucher holders I designed for her:


It's a wallet-style holder made from Bashful Blue striped paper from Stampin' Up's Patterns designer stack. It's held closed by a belly band featuring scored edges and a punched circle embellished with fussy-cut flowers and leaves from the Fabulous Florets set. Slide the band off...


... and inside is a voucher decorated with the same motif. Now I don't know about you, but a Stampin' Up shopping spree is my idea of one top prezzie!

Here's what you'll need to make this voucher holder
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Ink: Pacific Point, Gumball Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Punches: 2 1/2" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder
Other: Patterns designer paper stack in Subtles, Simply Scored, paper snips
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Life seems to be getting busier and busier! My lovely brother, who recently moved to the West Country has come to stay with us for a week and it's great to catch up with him. I had to abandon him yesterday though as I'd taken a table at the Tingewick Patchwork and Quilting exhibition. What an amazing show it was with beautifully designed and stitched quilts of every description, each and every one quite unique. Not being much of a needlewoman myself, I shared creativity of a different kind - here I am wielding the stamps and ink:


I'd love to take credit for that amazing quilt hanging behind me, but that was made by Rosemary, one of the talented Tingewick patchers! If you were one of the lovely ladies I met yesterday at the hall, welcome to my blog and I hope you drop in here often!

I'll be back tomorrow with a birthday card. See you then,

11 comments:

  1. How nice to get a voucher in a gorgeous wallet!
    You sound as though you had a lovely day with the quilters too. And yesterday's 'poppies in a jar' were very pretty.

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  2. Great voucher and wallet. LOVE the Fab Florets set! Hope you had a good day at the exhibition. xxx

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  3. A brilliant present and fabulous gift wallet. I love the soft gentle colours and the stunning flower. What a lovely picture of yourself.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. Your voucher holder is absolutely beautiful!

    Love your action stamping shot - hope you had a good show.
    Tara
    x

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  5. What a beautiful way to present vouchers Vicky-gorgeous wallet :)
    Lovely picture of you in your element there -glad you had a lovely day,i love Craft Fairs,you meet the nicest people :)
    Nessa xx

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  6. What a gorgeous gift voucher holder, I love these blues.

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  7. Beautiful, what a lovely present for one lucky lady!

    Louise xx

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  8. Lovely wallets and I agree great presents.

    What a beauty you are Vicky, lovely photo. Hope you did well there :)

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  9. Loving the gift voucher holder Vicky. Looks like it would be quick to make. Even for me!

    Kat xx

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  10. Much better than any high street store gift voucher, the personal touch will be much appreciated by whoever receives it :0)
    Looks like you were quite hands on at your craft stall, those rolled up sleeves look serious!!! Hope you raised lots of money for the good causes :0)
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x