Monday, 2 April 2012

Laminated Gifts

laminated birthday gifts

I often make matching laminated gifts for children, these are a really easy and unique gift to give! The photo above shows some gifts I recently made for a friend of my youngest daughter.

I design my cards online, I currently use Picnik - but this is closing in a couple of weeks so need to find another site quick! I use this design and alter it to make a placemat which could also be a bedroom door sign.  I also make a couple of matching bookmarks.  I haven't shown it on the photo but you could also make some matching gift tags to go with the present and also some NO ENTRY bedroom door handle signs. Once I print them out (often on card) I then laminate all of these, except the Cards. Once laminated, I either trim them with scissors, crafting knife or a trimmer.

These gifts are great for all children , especially if you don't know what to get them - you can't really go wrong with some personalised gifts!

I have a very basic laminator machine which I have had for a couple of years now and it is very useful for placemats and bookmarks which I make quite often. Bookmarks are great for both children and adults, I make many laminated bookmarks for family members.

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  1. Thanks for adding this wonderful idea to Creative Monday. Looks lovely! Have a good week.

  2. What a great idea! Children love receiving things that are personalized for them. I can still remember the thrill it gave me when I was a child. I would love to have a laminating machine... I can think of so many things I would use it for! Perhaps I need to put this on my wish list.

    Thank you for your visit to and comment on my blog. :-)

  3. These are so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  4. Hey sis,

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  5. This is a really fun idea- you were one of the most popular links on What Makes You Say Mmmmm? So you're featured this week. Thanks for linking up!

  6. Thank you for your sweet comments and thank you for the feature Karyn. I love it when I get featured :)


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