We are always in need of ideas for gifts for the special people in our lives.
My husband and I have been enjoying giving and getting gifts of experiences. For example, I got him season tickets to a series of plays in our area.
The gift has been ongoing and we have enjoyed seeing the plays and spending the time together.
I wanted to have the presentation be special too. Instead of just giving him a piece of paper that said the names of the plays, I decided to print the logos of each play and make a little booklet for him to “unwrap”.
Admittedly, this was a little more elaborate gift wrap than I would usually do, but I figured he could keep the “tickets” and refer to what was next on the calendar.
Here is how I made the booklet:
First, I took some old business cards we had on hand, that had already been punched them with a Rollabind 2 hole punch. You can get these at Rollabind, or through Levinger as the Circa system. I originally was using them as notepads.
The paper is cut so that you can slip the paper on or off the rings.
I chose an assortment of pretty, coordinated paper.
I glued the business card face down on the back of the paper with a glue stick.
Then I trimmed them all down. I cut two covers from some double sided scrapbooking paper.
They were all punched with the Rollerbind punch.
I copied the logo, the date of each play, and the running dates, in case we needed to change it. I printed this out and cut them apart.
I decorated the covers with some scraps of the decorative paper and some Paper Washi style tape.
Here is the finished booklet, each page has another play.
I placed the ticket booklet in a black and white plastic index card holder, added some of the washi tape, black and white polka dot ribbon, and red chenille stem as a finishing touch.
It was a big hit.