Make It Monday #100: How to Package Cards with Oversized Embellishments- Lilli's birthday

Lilli is celebrating her 9th birthday with a party that my daughter is invited to. When I asked her Mum what she would like for her birthday she told me Lilli loves shopping in Build-A-Bear workshop. (My daughter likes shopping there too!) So I bought a gift card and normally would have been dismayed at the thought of wrapping the gift card, as it's non-standard shape, but the shop-assistant placed it in a paper bag and I immediately thought this is perfect for this week's MIM challenge!
This is the card I made:
It's your day and you should celebrate in every way! Is stamped in Raspberry  Fizz
I used the Tim Holtz blending tool to swipe Fresh Snow ink around the edges of the card to soften it.
This is the gift card and paper bag:
And this is the card and gift card in the embellished paper bag:
This packaging has been heavily influenced by Dawn McVey (ha-ha). I love how she makes presents look special. I used an ordinary hole punch to make the holes for the ribbon.
Thank you for any kind comments. Have a wonderful week.

Supplies used:
Inks: versafine onyx black, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow
Cardstock: PTI kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy
Dies: PTI zipper , by the numbers, heart border, Block Alphabet, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle
Ribbon: Paperchase
Stamps: Movers and Shakers Sentiments
Patterned Paper: (adhered to cardboard packaging) MME The Sweetest Thing (tangerine)


  1. Wow--you are really rocking this challenge. We have Build a Bear here, and I remember when my youngest had her birthday party there. Good to see some things don't change. Your card and gift is sure to be the most stylish one there. Love it.

  2. I love the way you packaged the gift! Gift cards can be tricky to deliver & this embellished bag is great.

  3. What a great idea, love how you re-used the bag. The little tag and card match perfectly. I honestly have not even used my Zipper die yet, forgot I had it! Love how you added it to the card! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great idea for the doily.
    Wish I would have thought of that.
    I'm sure she will love her gift.


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