Card For Jake

Hi there!  I've had a strange week where I've not been very well at all.  You know you have those times where you make something when you're ill and look at it later and wonder, 'What was I thinking?!'  BUT having said that, I have made a card for my middle grandson's birthday later this month.

The papers are by October Afternoon.  The giraffe is something I've had in my stash since I very first started cardmaking.  The length of him suits this card perfectly.   The wording and the FIVE are stamped with Marina Mist ink, but the true significance of this card, is that it's a gift card, look:

This is made from a piece of double-sided paper 12"x6".  Score it at 3", 6" & 9" and fold along the score lines.  Make sure the middle one points towards you.  Lay it down and cut along the centre score line, but not right to the ends.  Stick down the three sides and cut out a semi-circle with a circle punch.  Your gift card fits in here.  I may put something on the inside left hand side, but I haven't decided what yet. 
The finished card is obviously only 3"x6" so I decided to make a special envelope to go with it, which I'm quite pleased with.  Hope my grandson likes it, anyway, as it was a lot of fun to make, and a  lot easier than it looks.
Thanks for looking in today, don't forget to leave a comment, and have a great weekend!
Jane xx


  1. Jane this is gorgeous and your Grandson will LOVE it.... hope you are feeling better


  2. Cool card - ingenious idea, I really love it x x

  3. What a clever idea! The giraffe is absolutely perfect.

    Your grandson is going to really love this one!


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