Hello friends, and happy 4th of July Eve to you all! So what are you all up to for the holiday? Any fun plans in the works? I think we are going to have a rather quiet day here at our house. Seems like it’s been so crazy busy for us lately, a mellow day sounds actually quite fabulous to me.
As we get ready to celebrate our great nation’s birthday, Little Yellow Bicycle is joining in on the fun by celebrating birthday’s today too, with our adorable summer patriotic collection, Vintage Summer.
I love giving gift cards for special occasions, and I’m always looking for fun and different ways to package them up. So you can imagine how tickled I was to discover that the 5 Things pockets just so happen to be the perfect size for holding gift cards. Simply attach a 5 Things pocket to the front of a card base, and you have an instant gift card and gift, all in one.
If you are at all familiar with the 5 Things pockets, you may know that they come pre-printed with fun sentiments and mix and match banners. Sometimes those sentiments don’t always match my theme, but I don’t let that stop me. It’s easy to alter the pockets by covering the front with patterned paper, and embellishments, like I did here with mine.
And don’t be afraid to alter other embellishments to fit your needs, either. Got a leaf that’s too big for your flower? Cut one in half to create two smaller, perfectly sized leaves instead. Don’t know what to do with some of the Naturals canvas shape pieces? Why not try inking and die cutting the shapes to create custom embellishments, like the rolled flower here.
The 5 Things pull-out tabbed cards are the perfect spot for a stamped birthday greeting, and easily hold a gift card with the help of a small glue dot. Add more cards for additional gift cards or hidden messages. With the 5 cards that come with the set, there’s lots of room to play!
For more great birthday project inspiration, be sure to visit the Little Yellow Bicycle blog. And thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you all a wonderful day, and to my friends in the States, a very happy 4th of July to you!
Supplies: VS-109 Picnic Check/Navy Stars VS-304 6X6 Paper Pack (24 sheets - 2 each of 12 designs) VS-308 5 Things Pocket - with embossing (11 pieces) VS-135 Favorite Pieces Stickers - with thermography and embossing (32 pieces) VS-140 Fresh Verse Stickers - with debossing and thermography (43 pieces) VS-305 Paper Crafting Kit (66 pieces) VS-279 Chipboard Shapes - with thermography (33 pieces) NA-CVH10 Canvas Shapes - Scallop Circles CSS-105 Cling Word Stamps - Birthday