Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Coupon Book for a "Man's" Man!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!!

I have a fun little project to share with you today! I made this super cute coupon book for my husband for his Birthday, which happens to Valentine's Day!!!

Our brother in law calls Chris a "Man's Man", so I decided to make him some "Man" coupons to add to his gift!

For my coupon book, I used the brand new Coupon Book Download from Taylored Expressions which totally ROCKS!! It's super easy to use...download and print...it doesn't get easier!

I printed out the sheet of coupons (they come three to a page...one each of three different designs but I only used two of the designs in my book) onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock.


I created three of each of the coupons for my coupon book, so I have a total of 9 coupons for my hubby! For my first coupon, I stamped this SUPER adorable new scene from Cuppie Love Scenes in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the entire in Copic Markers. This coupon is for "a delicious meal made by me (or a restaurant)". I crack myself up!!

For my second card, I thought I would give Chris coupons for "a night out with the boys"...perhaps I should have just put one of these in the coupon book huh? For this coupon I used this darling mug from Chillax.
I colored the mug and the hearts with Copic Markers and I also stamped "Cheers", also from Chillax, next to the mug!
For my final coupon, I stamped this FABULOUS tool belt from Boys Will Be Boys and colored it with Copic Markers. I used my Clear Spica Glitter Pen to add some accents to the hammer, screwdrivers and pliers. This coupon is for "one (1) afternoon of uninterrupted 'guy' time (grrr)". Chris can spend HOURS in the garage putzing around, so I thought I would make it a luxury...not a necessity, to be able to do so! (cracking myself up again over here!).
The patterned paper that I used on the cover of my coupon book is from Lil' Man Collection by Cosmo Cricket, and the sentiment on the front, "Just For You" is from Beary Special. I attached the coupon book together with three screw brads, and I LOVE how they tie into my Man's Man theme!!
This was a SUPER fun and SUPER easy project! I hope I have inspired you to create your own coupon book!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Cuppie Love Scenes, Chillax, Boys Will Be Boys & Beary Special
Paper: Suede Brown Dark, Intense Teal, Island Mist Medium, Choice Buttercream & Lil' Man Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Coupon Book Download, Screw Brads, Copic Markers, Apron Lace Punch, Ribbon from the TE Store and Foam Tape
Jodi

11 comments:

Lori Craig said...

Super sweet, Jodi!

Hayley G said...

This is super cute! I love it.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely project!

Jamie said...

Awesome Jodi!! Love the screw brads, and the coloring!! You are SUPAH cute my friend, and so is your coupon book:):)!!!

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous idea and design, Jodi! I a sure your dh will love these! Great work!

Kelly Jo said...

that is so cute, Jodi!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great coupon book Jodi. Love the cute images... perfect for a Man's Man. :o)

Gingerbread Gal said...

This is awesome Jodi! LOVE IT! All the images are so perfect. What a fabulous idea! TFS!
:) Rach

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome project!!! So sweet!

Melissa Sauls said...

I absolutely ADORE this!! I loved how you used different sets and now I HAVE to have them!! THanks for that Jodi, LOL!! Your comments had me rolling laughing...like serious belly gut laughing. Great job and post! :)

Donna said...

This is so incredible - how FUN! I bet he adores it and how special is it he was born on Valentine's Day!?!