Thursday, December 9, 2010

Easy Christmas Gift Ideas

It's 16 days until Christmas. Are you ready? If you're like me, you're NOT ready. Stayed tuned to my blog, I'll be posting simple card and gift ideas from now until Christmas. I hope you find some ideas that spark your creativity. Today I'm showing you 2 simple ideas for gifts.

The first one is an easy Gift Card Holder. This was one of the Make & Takes at my Open House last weekend. Several ladies are making more of these because they're so easy. Directions are below the Front and Inside display pictures.

Here are the directions:
     Cherry Cobbler Card Base = 6 x 4-1/4, score at 3 to fold in half
     Always Artichoke Art piece = 2-3/4 x 4
     Deck the Halls accent strip = 2-3/4 x 1
     Deck the Halls Holder = 3 x 2-3/4, score 3/8 in from each end of the 3" side (3/8 &  2-5/8)

     To form the Holder (or "pocket"):
             Apply Sticky Strip across the very bottom (3" side), score line to score line. Then fold the 3/8" sides inward and adhere them in place. Your gitt card should now fit in the little "pocket" you just made.
             Apply Sticky Strip on the outsides of the folded pieces to adhere the "pocket" to your Cherry Cobbler base.


The second gift idea is for a decorative Post-it Note holder. This is a 5 x 7 plastic frame you can find at any discount or craft store. I cut a 5 x 7 piece of Cherry Cobbler for the mat. Added a beautiful 4-3/4 x 6-3/4 piece of Deck The Halls DSP. And finished it with the punched sentiment from Bells and Boughs.  I used my tape runner to stick the Post-it Note pad to the plastic.  (You can also include seasonal art pieces to complete this gift.)

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

Gift Card Holder Recipe: Stamps- Bells and Boughs; Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake; Deck The Halls DSP; Ink- Early Espresso; Accessories- Sticky Strip, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals
Post-it Note Holder: Stamps- Bells and Boughs; Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake; Ink- Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Plastic Frame (non-SU)

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