Hello there Simple Stories fans! It’s, Tya here and I am up on the blog today sharing my latest batch of handmade cards! This time around I was so lucky to get to play with the awesome Here+Now collection. I had so much fun using all the travel-themed products to make some gift card holders that would be perfect for anyone who Is going on a trip and you would like to give them a little fun money – or maybe a card for a recent graduate wishing them success in “Oh The Places You’ll Go!”. Either way, I hope these cards will inspire you to create something fun!
The thing that spurred my idea to create gift card holders, was I found these cute little kraft-colored mini bags that measure 4 x 2 ½ inches. I thought they would make a really fun way to add a gift card to a card front so, I took the bags and laid them out in various orientations on my card fronts and started layering the cards up with all the incredible papers, ephemera and other goodies from the Here + Now collection.
Here are each of the cards up close:
I loved the bold “Journey” title on this card. This was made using some stickers from the sticker sheet. I also used one of the mini tags from the Journal Bits and Pieces. I used some twine to tie it around the mini bag. I then layered it up with a few other Bits and Pieces and some cute flowers with enamel dot centers.
This fun card features a spray of the beautiful florals that are found in the Floral Bits and Pieces. I added a button tied with twine to the flower center for some dimension. I added some foam stickers and a few other stickers to decorate the card up.
I thought this card was so fun with the little bag right smack in the middle of the card and then tucked a few Bits and Pieces behind the bag. The awesome globe on the card is from the Chipboard Stickers.
This cute open suitcase die cut from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera is a great base for this sticker sentiment from the Sticker Sheet. I love how the mustard dot paper from the 6x8 paper pad matched this sticker so well!
I absolutely adore the Tag Element paper that comes in the collection. I added one of the Decorative Brads with some twine to the top of the tag. A few more Chipboard Stickers added to the card make this one full of dimension and fun!
More die cuts from the Bits and Pieces and Journal Bits and Pieces were used to make this adorable cluster of elements on the card front. A floral foam sticker added to the card along with another button and twine make this card super fun!
What goes better together than an awesome cloud pattern paper and an airplane die cut? This card was so fun to layer up. I even added a tag from the Journal Bits and Pieces to the little bag! What a fun card!
Our last card features 3 of the gorgeous patterned papers found in the 6x8 paper pad. Love that stripe! Layered with a cab, florals, and a couple of labels, this card is full of travel goodness!
These cards were so fun to make and have me so excited to have them on hand to give to all those with wanderlust like me! This collection has me wanting to book a plane ticket to somewhere exotic for sure! I hope I have inspired you today to pick up the Here+Now collection and create some travel-themed cards for your own! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy crafting friends!
HERE + THERE COLLECTION KIT
HERE+ THERE CARDSTOCK STICKERS
HERE + THERE 6X8 PAPER PAD
HERE + THERE CHIPBOARD STICKER
HERE + THERE BITS AND PIECES
HERE + THERE JOURNAL BITS AND PIECES
HERE+ THERE FLORAL BITS AND PIECES
HERE + THERE FOAM STICKERS
HERE + THERE DECORATIVE BRADS
HERE + THERE ENAMEL DOTS
HERE + THERE WASHI TAPE