4 December 2013

Gift Tags and Note Cards at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone. As it's a Wednesday it's time for the next challenge instalment over at Frilly and Funkie. The latest challenge, hosted by Cec, is 'Gift Tags and Note Cards'. This time we want to see vintage or shabby chic Gift Tags and Note Cards. YOu can make one or the other, or better still, make both!. They should be in high demand over the next few weeks with Christmas and all the related gift-giving and festive functions fast approaching. You could be chosen as our winner and the next Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. There is also the chance to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for one winner chosen at random.


So I've combined these ideas and made gift note cards in a vintage shabby chic style. They have been made to pop store gift cards in - so much nicer and more personal than the ones that can usually be bought in the shops to accompany them.


Commercial ones tend to focus on the front cover, leaving the inside rather plain, so I put in more effort with this aspect.


The card wallet itself was pretty straight forward. I simply traced around one that had been used on a card for me in the summer, giving it an inky edge to add the vintage feel. All the papers used are from the Maja Design collection 'It's Christmas Time'; this collection positively oozes vintage shabby chic and even boasts four sheets with matching tags, stamps and embellishments.


In this case the tags have been altered slightly and then left blank to allow each name and message to be added (by the relative who requested them).


The front cover started with torn strips of patterned paper. By attaching them to a piece of card it gave me the opportunity to add a torn edge too. Stamping and stencilling with embossing paste helped to unify this background.


The toppers were a mix die cuts in different materials including vellum, papers and card. Inking all the edges gave each element a feeling of having been finished off (if that makes sense!)


I'm entering the following challenges;

So that's it from me for today. Hope you can go over and see what my fellow teamies have been up to HERE.
Then we'd love to see your own takes on this theme.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous way of presenting a gift card Jenny. I love the design you have created, the embossing paste texture brings everything together for the background and the Christmassy layers, including the die cuts give the perfect festive appeal. The inside is as gorgeous as the outside.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  2. Gorgeous makes x love how this has come together xx great vintage feel and a ,lovely way to give these gifts x

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  3. Totally gorgeous Jenny!! I love projects like these and your look fabulous!! Love how you have combined the tag and gift card idea together. Gorgeous colours too. LOVE!!!

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  4. Owwww Jenny these are divine, just love your shabby style :)
    Von ♥

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  5. These look brilliant Jenny! Beautiful professional finish as always. The dot stencil work is terrific and I love those papers and your design. Nicola x

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  6. A really wonderful idea and your work on these is stunning

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Oh wow, these look gorgeous, very traditional indeed

    Love them - Sam xx

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  8. Hi Jenny, the frame die that you have used is stunning and sits so beautifully on your wonderful base. The inside is gorgeous, so much nicer than store bought ones (as you so rightly say). Very vintage looking and very elegant! Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Absolutely beautiful presentation of a gift card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. This is lovely, gorgeously vintage, a great way to present a gift cardx

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  11. Sooooo delightful, Jenny! Beautiful festive makes, love the vintage look and the texture is so beautiful. Love love love! xxx

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  12. Wow! I think the card itself is a wonderful gift, so to find a gift card inside is a huge bonus for the recipient. Beautiful work as always Jenny :o) x

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  13. Hi Jenny I love the idea of these gift note cards and they are gorgeous. Hugs Mo x

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  14. So elegant, Jenny... and I love the idea of the gift tag pocket inside - beautifully done. Wonderful use of the die-cuts too - proper vintage Christmas look - love it!
    Alison x

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  15. So classy and beautiful, Jenny! Love your gift card holder idea! The little Santa tag on top is a great touch! Love this!

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  16. Love this! The bubbly background is just fabulous! Love the image too! Hope you are well!

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  17. Fantastic idea, wonderful presents for Christmas.

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  18. I love everything the colors , the layout the stencil on the background...ALL is so well done TFS
    hugs bibiana

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  19. Hi Jenny. Such a wonderful idea and soooo much better than the shop ones! You have an awesome eye for detail and the way you have added texture and ink to the papers looks amazing.
    Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and thank you for joining us at FSC this month.
    Dot x

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  20. Jenny these are as Dot says so much better than the shop ones. Your style and personality shines through with these makes. That was the fun part now comes the hard bit, spending the money for the store gift vouchers. lol

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  21. Beautifully festive, layered, vintage look pieces Jenny. I just love the way you build up those layers!
    Hugs, Juliaxx

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  22. I love it! These stencil is so cute!!! Huges :)

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  23. Soooo gorgeus,,,,,,so different, love your layered,,,,,

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  24. What a lovely way to give a gift card, Jenny... your card is gorgeous inside and out, and I just love all the texture.

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  25. Wow - what a gorgeous gift note card, and a fab idea, so much nicer than the shop bought ones - thank you for sharing with us at FSC...Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year...Esther xx

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  26. Beautifully created! Thank you for sharing with us at FSC!

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  27. Lovely project! Just perfect for the festive season! Thank you for joining in with us at Country View Crafts this month x as I'm stopping by so late I thought I'd wish you a Happy New Year!

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  28. This is really a gorgeous set and a great idea!! Best wishes for the New Year. Coco x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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