Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Some last minute Ideas!

So...Holidays are here and many people buy gift cards.  I personally am not fond of gift cards.  I like to think that a person hemmed and hawed over an item trying to find the absolute right one for me.  I love trying to buy the perfect for you gift...running all over the place looking for just the right thing or even searching the Internet for the unfindable!  Hahaha .  But there are people who believe its better to let the recipient get what they want themselves so they are handed a gift card to their favorite place.  So why not make a special gift card holder card?  This is super easy made from a 4.25 x 11 piece of card stock for the base scored at 2 on the one side and 3.50 on the other and a piece of white card cut at 4 x 7 and scored at 2 on one side and 1/2 on the other side.  I can write out a tutorial if you'd like but if your a card maker I'm sure you can figure it out.  They are very easy to make.

When you attach the white to the inside.. the pocket for the gift card slips up to reveal your greeting.  One this one there is no special closure for the top flap of the card and the yarn wrapped around the bottom flap keeps the bottom together, no gluing.  

This one was made with the envelope punch board.  The little tabs on the front flap keep the card folded closed.  That is the only difference between the 2 cards.
Well I have more to finish so later!!!


More Christmas Tags 2015

Oh my goodness Christmas is only 9 days away!!!  What on earth have I've been doing???Well lets see first of all we had our annual family cookie baking day.  We made a total of 6 different types of cookies and then after we divided them amongst all of us we made a plate arrangement to take to our local Fire Department.  We have so much fun baking and gabbing!  Here's this years cookie donation.
I had also gone to "Dickens in Dundee" for their living windows, Christmas music, games, and of course a stop to see Santa with my grandkids.  It was a magical evening that included a carriage ride in the historic area.
Then there was shopping, shopping, and more shopping!!  I believe I'm close to being  Still have to wrap, still have to buy Christmas dinner, still need stocking stuffers, still need grandkids to feel better.  Yep....they got sick over the weekend!  A virus called 5th disease.  I never heard of it but Drs. said it was common among school aged kids.  Figures my grandkids get everything!!!  Lets hope everything is gone by Christmas!
So now before I use all my tags up, I thought I should post a few more.  These are so much's like they are mini card fronts.  Each one a little different and each one having alot of thought put into it.   I use to just cut out ovals or tag shapes, stamp a 1 color object on the front and a to/from on the back.  Super simple and plain.  Now I take much more time....increased the sizes and do way more than a simple stamp.  I've been making most of my embellies' and I've even given sets away as little early Christmas gifts to neighbors and family.

I think for next year I'm going to start much earlier and make a bunch for gifts.  This year people only got 6 but next year I'd like to give out maybe 20 per person.  Guess I better start in May!  LOL!
Well until later.....................................