A little Photo Shop magic, and it's no longer an Oprah Magazine cover with Oprah and Ellen, but a personalized magazine cover with my friend's and my face! I printed this image as the front cover of the birthday card I made to look like a magazine. Hilarious!
|Just four of the items included.|
For the actual gift, I bought 10 items that are some of my friend and my favorite things. Each of these items was tied with a tag made on my Cricut machine. I tried to keep each item within a budget, so some items were purchased and others were handmade. For example, my daughter really wanted to make my friend something too, and she decided to color a Little Mermaid picture for her. I cut out the coloring book page after Ella was done, backed it with card stock, and then added it to the gift. My friend loved it!
I also included some advertisement pages. I did this mainly to fill up blank spots in the "magazine", but I also thought it would make it seem a bit more authentic. I chose images that I could easily manipulate with text boxes, etc, so that I could personalize them.
I had a lot of fun making this gift, and my friend really got a kick out of it. I wanted to share the idea with my readers in case you are looking for a creative way to present a gift in the future! Enjoy!