Hello it’s Chantalle. Thank you for visiting the blog today! If your heart is bursting with love for your Valentine, than I have the perfect ‘fully loaded’ idea for you! This special interactive card can hold lots and lots of love and comes in it’s own gift bag, thank to the Goodie Bag Guide Tool.
The treat bag was created using some beautiful teal ombre glassine paper. You can find this shade, along with a few others, inside a pack of Oh Goodie Glassine Papers. The outside of the bag has been simply embellished with some rub ons and a few bits of heart shaped Crush Ephemera. Those awesome big rubs ons are actually a part of the new Photo Lights range. They go on super smooth and have a great gloss finish.
This card is 7×5 inches. I wanted to it to be big enough to handle all the bits inside but not so big that it becomes overwhelming.
Let’s take a closer look at how it came together…
I started out with a sheet of 12×12 Crush ‘XOXO’. I cut it down to 10×10 inches, folded it in half and then trimmed the length down a touch more until it felt ‘right’. (This ended up being 7 inches.)
I wanted to add lots of pockets to the inside of my card to be able to store love notes etc. A great way to do this was to create a few little mini folders using my Tab Punch Board. How gorgeous is that marble effect Bazzill cardstock! I machine stitched the edges shut and adhered them in a waterfall fashion to the inside of my card. I thought it would be fun to be able to see them peeping out from inside the card so I used my Goodie Bag Guide Tool to create a semi-circular shape…
… This part lifts up to reveal the little folders below.
The first folder contains a love note, which I penned with the help of my Typecast Typewriter.
There is also a little tag, which I have jazzed up a bit with some ribbon, Crush Ephemera and Crush Accent Stickers.
I’ve also created some coordinating bits and pieces to embellish the pockets.
Create custom clips by hot glueing some ephemera onto an oversized paper clip or re-fashion some outdated epoxy clips by removing the sticker and replacing it with a cute button. Cut a pennant and adhere to a toothpick for a cute mini flag. These options are quick and very cost effective.
All this loaded goodness needs to be presented to your special someone in a cute envelope. I used my Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide Tool to shape the teal glassine paper and fold it around the card.
The gift bag was lovingly finished off with a butterfly seal, from the Typecast Wax Seal Kit.
I wanted to make sure I got the shape perfect, so I practised on some wax paper first. The smell of the wax melting took me straight back to being a child and watching my Mother seal parcels for the mail. I remember her carefully sealing the knots she had made with string. The memory was unexpected and really wonderful.
I hope my little card has inspired you to try something a bit different for your Valentine this year!
Until next time, happy creating!
Oh Goodie! Goodie Bag Guide Tool
Oh Goodie Starburst Closures
Crush ‘Lucky in Love’ 12×12
Crush ‘Key to my Heart’ 12×12
Crush ‘XOXO’ 12×12
Crush Accent Stickers
Tab Punch Board
Typecast Labels Pink & Gold