Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Sweet Surprise!

I thought it would be fun to be able to leave a sweet surprise for someone...no envelopes to open or packages to unwrap...just something sitting on a desk when someone comes in to work...or something waiting on a night stand to surprise your child when they wake up in the morning!! A card and gift all in one!! I drew up a simple pattern that you can download here.

Just trace the pattern onto your cardstock (you know I like the ones printed on both sides!!) Have the "inside" facing up before tracing your pattern. Then just cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines...put some double stick tape on the two little tabs.

Next, stick the bottom tab along the bottom edge of the card...and the other tab along the centerfold of the card.

Then just decorate with your stamps!! The first card used stamps #1012 (Pig Lying Down) and #4021 (Thinking of You). This card uses stamps #4018 (Monkey), #2020 (Smile) and #2025 (Kaki Mochi). (For those of you who are not from Hawaii...kaki mochi is a rice cracker snack).

Wouldn't this also be cute as a placecard/favor at your next get-together (maybe Mother's Day brunch? Or baby's 1st birthday?)...or with a bunch of flowers or gift card tucked in the pocket!!!


eunice said...

Yikes, how did I ever miss that kaki mochi stamp? I NEED THAT STAMP!!!!! Is it new? Love it, absolutely love it! Gotta go hunting for it this weekend for sure!

Teri said...

super cute idea! Thanks for the pattern too. I agree with Eunice, gotta look for that kaki mochi stamp!!

dasimonds said...

Cute card!
Thanks for sharing your pattern!
Have a Great Day!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,

Thanks so much for sharing all your ideas! The link for the pattern for A Sweet Surprise doesn't work, though.
Love your stamps!!