Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pick-A-Present...Coupon Book

A new take on the old-fashioned "coupon book" gift.

  1. Cut 4 scalloped envelopes from two colors of cardstock at 2 1/2" (ZooBalloo). Assemble, but do not fold down the top flap.
  2. Cut two scalloped envelopes (one from white cardstock and one from patterned paper) at 3" (ZooBalloo). Remove side flaps. Attach patterned paper to cardstock cut out.
  3. Cut scalloped squares from Mini Monograms at 2 1/2" (You can also use the scalloped square on the tag from ZooBalloo if you turn Real Dial Size on).
  4. Cut a slotted tag from George at desired size. Write "Pick-A-Present" on the tag.
  5. Ink edges of all pieces.
  6. Set an eyelet at the bottom center of each of the 2 1/2" envelopes.
  7. Fold the 3" envelope at scoring marks and again 1/4" from the bottom edge scoring marks. This creates a box shape at the bottom of the envelope.
  8. Set eyelets at the bottom center of the 3" envelope on each side, matching up the height with the 2 1/2" envelope eyelet settings.
  9. Set an eyelet at the top of each side of the 3" envelope, front and back (see picture for positioning).
  10. Set an eyelet at the top of each scalloped square.
  11. Use small ribbon and a ribbon embroidery needle to easily thread ribbon through the eyelet holes. Tie ribbon individually onto scalloped squares. Thread ribbon through the bottom of the large envelope (front) and all the small envelopes and out the back of the large envelope. Thread another ribbon through the sides of the large envelope. Thread both sides of ribbon through the slotted tag you made from George and knot ends (see picture).]
  12. Write gifts/coupons onto scalloped squares. (Ex: "This coupon good for your favorite home cooked meal.", or "This coupon good for one evening out.", or "This coupon good for one toy up to $5 at your favorite toy store.", etc.)
  13. Insert scalloped squares into small envelopes or a gift card will also fit if you choose (see picture).
  14. Tie ribbon from bottom of envelope up and over the scalloped top. Situate the bow behind the George tag.

Other ideas for this arrangement:
  • Write reasons why you love someone on the cards and give them your love notes in this cute package.
  • Use as a way to do drawings or raffles...each person picks a card from the collection for their prize.

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