Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 10 - Coupons

So for Day 10, we thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's coupon book! It can be difficult to find something to get for the man in your life - well with a coupon book you can be creative!

I wanted this to look more masculine so tried to keep it simple and not embellish too heavily - the temptation to use flowers and stickles was tremendous at times, but I resisted!

For this project I used some old playing cards and covered both sides with patterned paper, rounded the corners and then inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I cut out some smaller rectangles from plain cardstock, rounded the edges and inked these with Distress Ink also.

I stamped the number one in Distress Ink (using Making Memories stamps) and wrote on the coupon 'value' using a black Sharpie and a Micron pen.
I also added a stitching effect using a Uniball Stylo white pen, and the Micron black pen.

I punched one corner of each card with a Crop-a-dile, and added a red eyelet to each card, then put a double thickness of string through and knotted it to keep them all together.

As a final touch I added American Crafts letter stickers to spell out 'Love you' on the back of the cards. I may well add some more journalling to this before presenting it as a gift but you get the idea!
Supplies used: American Crafts 'Sixth Avenue' and 'Play', American Crafts Remarks letter stickers, Crop-a-dile and red eyelets, 7 playing cards, corner rounder, string, Uniball Signo white pen, black Sharpie, Micron 05 black pen, Making Memories number stamp, Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking! All this week we're running Julie's monthly Inspiration Challenge, so get inspired and upload here by Friday :)


6 Scrappy thoughts:

humel said...

Hey, I like this a *lot* :-) Very adaptable again! x

Julie Boeck said...

This is so cute! I love how the kiss one can be reused! :)

Michelle said...

Love this, Gayle!! I am with Julie.. love how that kiss one can be reused!! ;)

dianapena8 said...

This are very cute, I like the use of the playing cards =Di

Pigott Clan said...

super cute!!

joeygirl86 said...

Great idea for a man..he will love the steak dinner for sure! lol!