So I needed a clever way to present a Mom-to-be of Twin Girls a collection of Gift Cards. I wanted it to stand out instead of the boring ole' "Here's your gift card in a greeting card" thing. This came to mind! And boy (Or girl), was it Fun!
Here's what you'll need:
Quality card stock. I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and cannot say enough about the quality of their products. And the color choices!!! You'll also need punches: I used the large oval and a 3 inch circle. Embossing Machine and Folders: I used a Cuttlebug (I haven't sprang for the Big Shot yet, but it's on my wish list) and Cuttlebug embossing folders as well as a few Big Shot folders. Glue, long pointy sticks (kabob), raffia or Easter grass, floral foam and a pot!
1. Cut out your flower centers with the 3" circle punch (you'll need 3 for each flower) and your petals with the large oval punch in multiple colors. I used 8 petals for each flower.
2. Run all 3 of your circles through your embossing machine. This adds fabulous texture!
6. Place the floral foam in the pot and arrange your paper flowers to your pleasing!
7. Arrange the grass or raffia round the foam in the pot. It is easier to slide the sticks in the foam before the grass is placed.
8. Insert the gift cards!