Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cardstock Warehouse - DIY Teacher Appreciation Flower Gift Card Bouquet

Cardstock Warehouse Paper
My Scrap Chick SVG Files
Doodlebug Design Paper
Jaded Blossom Stamps

Hello ScrappinCookie Fans!

I'm here today to share with you a project I put together for Cardstock Warehouse in honor of our hard working teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 6th thru May 12th this year. This fun Flower Gift Card Bouquet holds a gift card inside each Rose and serves as a D├ęcor piece long after the gifts cards have been used.  It is sure to let any teacher know just how thankful you are they helped your child GROW and BLOOM.

Yellow Rose using Cardstock Warehouse Lemon Drop Paper.
Blue Rose using Cardstock Warehouse Adriatic Paper.
Orange Rose using Cardstock Warehouse Orange Fizz Paper.
Red Rose using Cardstock Warehouse Red Hot Paper.

To create the flowers, I used the My Scrap Chick Rose File. These Roses are made up of 5 layers and each layer has 2 equally sized parts. I first inked my Rose edges, then rolled up the edges using a round object - such as a pen, glue stick, etc. Once all my edges were rolled up, I placed a Glue Dot in the center of one of the equally sized petal parts and then overlapped the two, repeating for all five layers. I then adhered all the layers together using a Glue Dot. To the center of each Rose, I added a small twined button.

Blue Rose uses Cardstock Warehouse Adriatic Blue paper.
Yellow Rose using Cardstock Warehouse Lemon Drop paper. 

 I took the largest layer and turned it into one solid shape, so I would be able to create my Gift Card Pockets - you need Three(3) of these solid flowers. To create the Flower Gift Card Pockets, I placed a Gift Card on a Flower layer, about ¾” to 1” above the edge. Placed foam adhesive all around the gift card and glued the Second Flower layer on top, “sandwiching” the Gift Card inside. I painted some wooden dowels green and adhered them to the back of my Gift Card pocket with some hot glue. Added some adhesive around the stem and adhered the Third Flower layer.

Red Rose using Cardstock Warehouse Red Hot paper.
 I used the My Scrap Chick Doodle Leaves to add some leaves to my Rose Stems. I ran these thru my Xyron Sticker Maker and used hot glue to adhere to the back of the stems.

For my Flower Container, I used the top portion of the My Scrap Chick Uncle Sam Hat Box and cut it out using Cardstock Warehouse Black Licorice Paper. I added some panels cut from the Doodlebug Design Back to School Collection. I placed a piece of Floral Styrofoam inside to keep the Rose Stem in place. I added my Roses - took me a few pokes to find just the right placement - and added some green paper shreds to hide the Floral Styrofoam.

Orange Rose using Cardstock Warehouse Orange Fizz Paper.

I finished off my Gift Card Flower Bouquet, by tying some ribbon around the container and adding a "Happy Teacher Appreciation Day" Sentiment from the Jaded Blossom School Time Greeting Stamp Set stamped on some Cardstock Warehouse White Sweet Tooth Paper.

Now, it’s your turn to make your own Gift Card Flower Bouquet. These would also be great for any occasion, such as Mother’s Day, Graduation, Birthdays, etc. Simply change the colors to your flowers!

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