Thursday, October 18, 2012

Great Impressions - Pumpkin Envie, Got Your's?

The Echo Park and Great Impressions Stamps blog hop is still open! Find the details in THIS POST.

Now that the leaves are turning, I'm thinking about pumpkin pie and and homemade mashed potatoes (not together! lol) Lots of people in our daily lives to show some appreciation to: teachers, crossing guards, postman (or woman), coworkers, that thoughtful person at Starbucks who asks you if you want your 'regular' (that can't be just me...that's a chai creme frappucino with soy, whip and now pumpkin sauce, thank you!)

With friends and family scattered across the globe, gift cards are a lovely alternative, but they can be a little low on the 'WOW' factor when you receive/give one, right?

Spoiler: I'm planning on giving quite a few gift cards this year! ;)

How about a decorated envie (aka envelope) to dress up that drab little card?

Cardstock stickers have become a new favorite of mine. Alphas and sentiment stickers, especially!

The faux scallop border was made using punched circles and scrap patterned paper. I added glitter to the pumpkin tag and to the scallops. I attached cardstock to the top and bottom side of the flap.
(What's normally the back of the envelope is the front of my gift card dressing!)

I prefer not to leave the inside of my cards nekkid.
(Yep, I know it's misspelled...hiding from the nasty searches...)
Same went for my envie! I used Pumpkin Flourish (F500) to stamp the die cut tag and the inside.

The A2 envelope is large enough to hold multiple gift cards, a handmade card, money, even a wrapped cookie! (My 9 year old made a German version of Mexican wedding cookies today (are those really Mexican?). ..they were so yummy!)

What are you doing to make your gifts a little more special?

Inky hugs,

Playing along with these challenges:


  1. Beautiful card, love the pumpkins and your layout. I love how you have stamped the inside too, very professional. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. luv this, a sweet little hide away for the gc, so cute!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Beautiful card and the gift card envie is fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  4. Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from SSSS, love the colors and the sentiment is just great. Hugs Terry xxx

  5. What a great idea for something hidden.... this is a beautiful gift card holder! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  6. Cute and sweet card with pocket. Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge. Hope you will join us again soon :o)


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