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One of the things I’ve realised when staying away is that the attitude of staff in hotels makes all the difference. If you get a warm welcome on arrival it helps ease the stress of being away from home. Having a son who works in a hotel I know just how hard they work and how unappreciated they can often feel, which is why I always try to make sure I leave a feedback card with positive comments. In addition, I will often leave a “tip card” that I learned about via Bernadette Huff. The idea is that you make a card with pockets in which you leave your tip. Genius idea and I love it. On the occasions I have done this I’ve got ridiculously excited towards the end of my meal. Today I have made a tip card for the Altered Alice challenge which is gratitude.
Bernadette’s gives full instructions in her video. I made mine slightly differently this time, so that there was a front to the card. I used some double sided paper by Tilda to make the basic card and then added some more layers to the front. The Cheshire cat image comes from the My Craft Studio “Very Important Date” . I cut and decoupaged this before adding it to the front of the card. I added a little flower and a button plus some bows made from red and white baker’s twine.
Next, I made a little tag to go inside the card. I used another Cheshire cat image and then added some flowers and gems. On the reverse of the tag I added some words and star gems.
The tag sits inside one of the inner pockets and if you look closely you can just see the “tip” – real life cash!!!
These are such fun, and so easy, to make and even more fun to leave at the end of a stay or meal. I used 12 x 12 paper this time but have usually made them slightly smaller. They would also be great if you are giving money as a gift.