Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gift Card Envelope with The Play Date Cafe

Good morning Bloglanders

Friends of mine got engaged and I decided to give a gift card.  A bit more personal than money in an envelope but still ........... So I decided to add a personal touch of my own.  A pocket where the card fits and then a handmade envelope to go with it.  Of course I only used scraps! Even the yellow button comes from an old jersey.

This is what the envelope looks like:

The sentiment is from a freebie ex Scrap RDV.  And these are all the components:

And the back of the envelope:

The pocket where the gift card slots in, is double and I left the back open to write my message to the newly engaged couple.

Once again my photo taking skills let me down as the colors are actually very yellow, blue and pink.  When I started out my project I searched through my scrap stash for colors to fit The Play Date Cafe's theme of the week.  This is what it looks like:

I find inspiration from their color combo every week and the good thing about doing a project to submit, is that I use colors from my stash that I normally would never use / never use together. Once again, I proved to myself that thinking outside the box does not only use up my scraps but it saved me time and money as well!

Have a great day and please come back to play.


  1. Hazel, thanks for stopping by Momenta blog and leaving your kind words for me there. I am so very appreciative. I really like the card and envelope you made. Such sunny papers.

  2. Love the gift card holder and the newsprint - super cute! Thanks for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  3. This is such a great idea! And I'm lovin' all the angled stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. What a fabulous idea, a gift card holder is so much more personal and special..and a lovely one it is too, really fun! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. I love this card design, such an excellent idea!