Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Where has December gone? I have been enjoying the excitement of two 4-year-olds as we prepare for Christmas by putting up some decorations and watching the movies that only come off the shelf this time of year. Today I have some quick and easy gift ideas to show you...
These gift card holders are created from just 1/2 of a sheet of card stock and some designer series paper scraps. I got the cutting instructions from a video posted on Stampin' Connection (an exclusive forum for demonstrators) I made several to hold gift cards for teachers, nieces, & nephews.
Score 4-1/4" x 11" cardstock at 3" along one long side. Turn 1/4 turn and score at 3" & 7". Cut off 1-1/4" piece from 3" end and center leaving just 4" to fold up (adhered on outside edge) to hold gift card. (clear as mud?) Save the 7" piece you just cut off for the belly-band. Cut (3) 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and (2) 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" pieces of designer series paper and adhere to cardstock. Cut (1) 1" x 7" piece of dsp for the belly-band. Embellish, fill and give.
Aren't these the cutest? They make the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors, the mailman, UPS driver, bank teller, and anyone else you want to wish a Merry Christmas to. Brenda has a tutorial here
I made 17 of these for Isaac to share with his class and 10 for Toni's class. The glowing round thing is actually a bouncy ball. I cut the designer series paper at 4" x 3", folded over our small cello bags and embellished with the Snowflake bigz die and Mixed Medley hostess stamp set.

Merry Christmas friends!

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