Friday, 23 December 2011

Gift Voucher Holder

I hate to give gift cards or vouchers. I always think that the person receiving it feels that I couldn't be bothered to think of something special so I just got a voucher. I don't feel like that when I receive one, but I always feel like that when I give one... strange I know.

And then they always come in the most boring envelope in the world... ever!!! I've tried stamping on the envelope or wrapping it up, but it just doesn't feel like any effort has been put in. So when I decided to buy a voucher for two very close, couple friends, I wanted to make something nice and inviting to put it in.

I searched the Internet for a template or design idea but only came up with Gift Cards and not vouchers, so I decided to just give it a try and see what I... me... could come up with.

I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with myself. I showed my hubby and he just said "yeah, that's nice". I really wanted to show my fellow scrapper and BFF but the present is actually for her and her hubby. I know she'll be really impressed and super excited about it when she actually gets it!!!

The little snowman has been embossed with the polka dot folder, but only half way to make it look like it's snowing. He also has some glitter on his hat but the photo has come out a little bright.

And just after I made these, I noticed that the Just Add Ink challenge this week is Just Add Fancy Packaging. Don't you love it when a plan comes together lol!! Oh and the challenge is running for TWO weeks, so it gives you all plenty of time, in between all the holiday celebrations, to come up with something.

So to all my fellow blogger out there, I hope you all have a super marvellous Christmas and an amazing New Year!!

Hugs and Merry Christmas,


Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive and Real Red - Stampin' Up
Ink: Old Olive and Real Red - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Button Buddies - Stampin' Up
Others: DSP in Real Red and Old Olive - Stampin' Up. 1.5" circle - Spellbinders Nestabilities, 2" circle punch and 3" scallop punch - EK Success. Rhinestones - Kasiercraft.


  1. Excellent idea - we all need these from time to time. Love your staming inside too. Chantell

  2. Dear Chloe.. wowsy these are beautiful.. love them.. what a beauty of a gift will these make. Thanks for the inspiration. Love it.

    Pss: could you please send me your email address to then I can send you a little personal email. No pressure if you don`t want to :)

    Merry Christmas to you too and thanks for your little note on my blog. You are so sweet :)

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  3. Love the holders, that snowman is too cute!

  4. A lovely way to present a gift voucher and I am impressed that you made your own from scratch, very thoughtful. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  5. These are so cute! I love the papers you used.

  6. Those look fantastic. The colours/papers are terrific.

  7. Those are fabulous- what a wonderful idea.

  8. Cute gift card/voucher holders. A light touch with the dots embossing folder is a neat idea.

  9. Great job Chloe, very impressive that you designed your own. I'm sure your BFF was suitably impressed too. Thanks so much for sharing your Fancy Packaging ideas with us at Just Add Ink.

    PS: I love gift cards and vouchers - at least those we love can choose exactly what they want or need rather than have something to re-gift another.

  10. A wonderful way to present a gift..that's what i want to do..thanks for sharing it.