Love coupons make a fun Valentine’s Day gift for that special person in your life. They’re inexpensive and easy to make! You can be as creative as you like. I’ve incorporated the coupon book into an envelope that also acts as your gift wrap! Use you
r imagination when creating the coupons. Here are just a few ideas – a romantic picnic, breakfast in bed, a hug, a candlelit dinner, a movie, a romantic walk, a cuddle on the couch, a weekend getaway, a morning lie-in, a night of stargazing… the possibilities are endless!
Other items I used are a printer, good quality paper, Sweethearts stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, a pink ink pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen, twine, cream seam binding, hole punch, double sided tape, glue, scissors, paper cutter, paper perforator, sewing machine, tag dies, die-cutting machine, ruler, pencil etc.
Type up your vouchers on your computer and print on to some of your patterned paper. I used this striped paper from the Sugar Blossom Paper Pack by Quirky Twerp.
Measure the centre of your envelope template and cut your coupons so they will fit nicely in the centre.
Measure 1cm at the top of each coupon and add a perforated line across the top. This is so the coupons will tear out easily when you want to use them. If you don’t have one of these cutters, you can just score the line a couple of times.
Add some double sided tape along the top of the coupon at the back.
To make your coupon book, attach each coupon to the top of the next with double sided tape in a neat stack.
Print your envelope template onto your patterned paper (you could print the template onto double sided patterned paper) but I didn’t, I just stuck the two together – it turned out ok.
Attach your coupon booklet to the envelope with some double sided tape at the top. I added some little heart stamps to the coupons for some interest.
I made a little matching tag for my love coupon gift. I used a tag die to cut out the tag but it’s pretty straight forward to cut out a tag shape.
I used some seam binding to wrap up the envelope. Tie a simple bow and add your tag. I distressed the edges a little with some antique linen distress ink to give it a soft vintage look. Have fun making this one and use your imagination!
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