Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gift Card Giving

When giving gift cards, I always like to make them a little special by giving them in a new way.  This year I came up with a couple of ideas for holding the gift cards.

You may have seen a few of these paper trees around.  They are super easy to make.  I started with a foam cone shape from the local craft store.  I decided to mix it up a bit by cutting a slit in the bottom of the cone so that I could insert a gift card which I had placed in a binder clip.  The blinder clip provides a stand for my tree and allows for easy removal of the gift card.  I covered the cone with rectangular scraps of paper approximately 1 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch.  I curled the edges, and starting at the bottom worked my way to the top, layering each piece in a spiral fashion.  After adhering all the paper to the cone I added bits of bling flourishes I cut apart.  After the gift card is removed, you still have a fun, festive, holiday decor item.

The next gift I made was for those coffee shop gift cards we are all so fond of giving and receiving.  I hand cut the card from a template (see link below) and decorated.  The card can stand on its own and I thought it made a really cute theme gift.

And finally, a money holder.  It is the perfect size for bills, a chocolate bar, savings bond, etc.  I have attached a template for this one as well.

Hope you have fun.


1 comment:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [17 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria