Sunday, May 6, 2012

Baby Shower Gift Card Flower Bouquet

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!

3.  Glue your petals to the inside of 1 of the embossed circles.  Add another circle on top of that, leaving a small area without glue so you can slide your stick through.  You've just created a paper flower that looks great from either side.

4.  Cut your 3rd center flower in half, and glue to the front of the flower. The front is the one with glue all the way around. 

5. Carefully slide your stick up through the opening of the back of the flower.

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!

As a fun, personal touch, I had all the ladies sign their chosen flower and write a special message to the Mom to be!
Thanks for stopping by!

Just some cards to see!

Baby Shower Flower Bouquet Gift Card holder!

Be Merry!  Christmas 2011 greeting card

Just being creative, playing with Stampin' Up! toys!

For my Friend's new office space!


Yes! I really made these cupcakes using just 3 ingredients!


I mixed the cake mix with a can of PURE PUMPKIN!   Cooked it to package directions for cupcakes and then frosted with a can cream cheese icing!  Moist and Delicious chocolate pumpkin cupcakes.