I also have a YouTube process video if you’re interested!
When I saw the DIY coupons set, I immediately thought of my pre-teen daughter. I know we all think of handmade coupons as cheesy, but I thought that it could be a perfect gift for my daughter, instead of money or gift cards…lets face it, I’m going to be paying for it either way, haha!
Here is what I came up with:
First, I worked on the card.
On a couple pieces of Neenah white card front, I ink blended some Tim Holtz distress inks with an ink blending tool. I love that Scrapbook.com offers these card fronts that are precut to size, and it’s my favorite white cardstock too! I used the distress inks in colors picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers, and wilted violet.
I used the circle “Unlimited Hugs Included” stamp from the DIY Coupon stamp set on my Misti stamping tool, and the Scrapbook.com black hybrid ink to stamp the image on the inked cardstock. Next, I used a 1 in circle punch to punch out the circles.
I heat embossed the “I Adore You” sentiment from the You & Me Quotes and Sayings stamp set onto black cardstock. I used Versamark ink and Ranger super fine white embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment.
I put my card together by using a precut & scored Neenah white card base, and some scrapbook adhesives 3L foam squares to attach all of the elements. I really love how clean and simple my card turned out!
Next, I started work on my coupons.
I inked up a few more pieces of the Neenah card fronts with the Distress inks, and stamped the coupon/ ticket images with the Scrapbook.com hybrid ink and my Misti tool. Then, I fussy cut the coupons.
I filled the coupons out with stuff I knew my 12 year old would love…a trip to our fave ice cream place, movies with a friend, and a shopping spree.
I decided to make a little pocket on the inside of my card to hold the coupons. I just made a small pocket using a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn (this is one of the older 6×6 plaid paper pads, but here are some others) and some 1/4 in double sided tape from Scrapbook.com.
I really love how this project turned out, and I hope you do too. Let me know if you decide to make this project for yourself! I’d love to see it!