Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hooray for Administrative Assistants!

Today is Administrative Assistant's Day ... and if that's you, well I hope your day is extra special and you are recognized for your hard work and contribution to making your office run smoothly! I know a couple of very special girls who are being honored today and they received these SU gift certificates from their grateful office-mates. Have a great day Sheri & Carly ... you guys are the BEST :) !!
Gift certificates make great gifts an
d I'm always trying to think of fun new ways to present them. These were super easy. I used Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper for the for the sleeve, so it has a little texture and it's pretty inside and out :) ! I cut that at 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 and scored at 3" & 6". Then you just adhere it together (I used sticky strip). I used my 1 3/8" circle punch to create a little notch at the top.

This is what it looks like before you add the sticky strip to the inside of the flap and bottom edge ~
I printed the GCs on the computer (whisper white card stock) then layered 'em up with some
chocolate chip card stock. Then I pulled out my Owl Together Now stamp set and stamped a little hoot-hoot hooray and a flower with chocolate chip ink. My large oval punch layered up beautifully with the new Scallop oval punch from the Occasions Mini catalog. A little 5/8" striped baja breeze gg ribbon tied with some 1/4" chocolate chip gg ribbon and the little gift certificates were ready to go!

The finished size of the sleeve is
3 x 3 1/2" and the certificates are about 3 1/8 x 2 3/4".

Several of you have asked how Miss Chloe is doing. Thanks for guys are so sweet. I know many of you prayed along with us during those first difficult weeks of her life and I just can't thank you enough for those prayers. O
ther than a few digestion issues (somewhat expected following major abdominal surgery), she's doing amazingly well. She just turned 4 months old last week and weighs about 10 1/2 pounds. You'd never know that this little girl has undergone 2 major surgeries. I'd like to say that she's just a normal little baby, but ummm....she's our miracle baby, so that word normal just doesn't seem to fit :) ! Spring has sprung in Oregon and we've had bright, sunny weather this week. Katie sent me this photo of Chloe trying out her new sunglasses ~ Pretty stylin', don't you think? From the looks of this photo, most of that 10 1/2 pounds is being stored in her chubby little cheeks and chin :) !!!

Thanks for stopping by! Thought for today ~ smile every chance you get & see how many smiles you get back :) ... I bet you get a ton !!


Carly S said...

Hoot Hoot Hooray! Thank you Nancy,
I love my gift card. It's so beautiful! I think I'm going to need that paper and the scallop oval punch...Have a great day.


nancy littrell said...

Nance, TFS your adorable gift certificate. I am always trying to think up new ways for these little gifts. I will be definately saving your idea. OMG, spunky little Chloe just gets cuter and cuter :-) What a little doll baby. TFS
P.S. So fun having a little time together yesterday. I made 3 more boxes last night :-)

reeree62 said...

Nancy, these are great!
Your little grandbaby... precious! But I need to ask, exactly WHICH chin are you talking about? ;o) She looks so kissable, I bet you're just all over her when you get to see her!

Mary said...

I *love* your gift certificate idea. It is awesome. Thank you for sharing the recipe for it. As your little Chloe, she is so beautiful.


Pauline said...

Little Chloe is a poppet!! She's coming along nice.
I've never thougt of making things like these, what a great idea. They're fun too :o)

Jennifer Scull said...

holy cow, she is just so adorable! and I love those sunglasses!!!! :D man, she is CUTE!!!!!

Cheryl KVD said...

What a beautiful certificate! Love the design!

Deb said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love to visit and be inspired. I left you something on my blog :)

Angel said...

Chloe is ADORABLE! And your GC holders are the bomb! I've been looking for an idea for some gift cards I got my kids for EAster (and have yet to send). This idea is perfect! {{{hugs}}}

Kelley said...

Nancy, she is truly a precious bundle of love!! Love those cheeks. We used to call Summer our little chipmunk becasue she had chubby cheeks too!