Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to shift gears and get ready with Christmas Prep – first up: gifts! I’ve noticed a growing trend in my family, as the kids – mine and my nieces and nephews – get older, all they want for Christmas (or birthdays, or any other gift-giving occasion) is a gift card!
So what I once believed to be an impersonal “cop-out” gift, I have grown to love and appreciate as the best gift ever – because nobody is ever disappointed with their present! That doesn’t mean I don’t want to still put a little personal touch on a gift, so usually I’ll do that with a card or wrap. For this year’s Christmas gift card gifts, I used the “Holly Jolly” collection to whip up a few cute little gift card holders.
These are so easy to make, but really add a special touch. Here’s how quick and easy they are:
First, cut some of the 3×4 cards from the paper and some coordinating patterned papers to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
Use a circle punch to create a little “tab” – either at the side or the top – whichever lends itself best to the design on the card
Now, using a sewing machine, stitch the 3×4 card onto the background
Wrap with ribbon or twine
Add additional embellishments (stickers, die-cuts, etc.) if desired
And that’s it!
Really, you could whip up a dozen of these babies in less than an hour once you get your supplies out and get all set up – less time than it will take you to drive to the store and purchase the gift cards to slip inside (which is something I still need to do)!
Holly Jolly “Happy Holidays” Patterned Paper
Holly Jolly “Christmas Greetings” Patterned Paper
Holly Jolly “Gingerbread” Patterned Paper
Holly Jolly “Holiday Village” Patterned Paper
Holly Jolly “Sticker Accents” 6 x 12
Holly Jolly “Ephemera Die Cuts”