Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holly Jolly Jingle Gift Card Envelope

Are you giving gift cards this holiday season? Well here is a quick, easy and thrifty way to make them extra special! Megan loves working with felt and she came up with this cute idea for a gift card envelope.




Simply cut a piece of felt about 1" wider than a gift card and about three times longer. You basically want to be able to fold up the bottom third and fold down the top third to create your envelope.



It's easier to sew on your button before you stitch up the sides. We used jingle bells, but a regular button would be cute too. Cut a slit in the top third to match up with your button.




I stitched up the sides on the sewing machine, but you could easily stitch by hand. I'm thinking that a little hot glue or craft glue would work too.



And there you have it. I told you it was quick and easy. What a cute way to give a gift card!



We glued a few felt leaves on the outside for extra cuteness. Once you have the basic idea, the possibilities for being creative here are endless.




Did I mention that Megan and I are having so much fun being crafty this holiday season? And this project was quick, easy, thrifty and very, very cute!


I'm linking to...

A Crafty SoireeFunky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Days of Chalk and Chocolate
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Sumo's Sweet Stuff


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Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party




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29 comments:

Betty Sneeringer said...

I love these and since most of my gifts will be cards this year, I am going to get busy making some! Thank you for sharing!
Betty

NanaDiana said...

Now THAT is cute! I love the sweet simplicity of it! xo Diana

{northern cottage} said...

pretty darling! pinning this for use all year round!

gail said...

I love your felt gift card holders! so sweet and thrifty!
gail

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sharon,

Megan had one NIFTY THRIFTY idea...these are soooo cute...hope you will share them at NTT. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Blessings,
Linda

Jen said...

Well aren't these just as charming as all get out!?! Well done! I'd be thrilled if you popped by and shared this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com Feel free to link up a few of your favorite projects! ~Jen

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

these are just FABULOUS!!! thanks for sharing! sending holiday hugs!!!

Melissa said...

These are adorable! Hunting for felt now.

Space 46 said...

Such a great idea! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Happy holiday! My

Ali Richardson said...

Awesome idea!! And, you could also use them after for business cards or wallet sized photos in your purse. Cute!!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

These are so cute! I always have felt and happen to have those bells too. Now I can give my gift cards in a prettier way! Thanks! :)

Ann said...

This is a fun, easy idea! Your leaf and jingle bell embellishments perfect them.

Deb said...

So cute...so adorable...I love them Sharon! ~Deb~

milliemorganmedia said...

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Rachel said...

What a great idea! (and pretty simple to make). I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across.
I hope to see you soon,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/12/cure-for-common-monday-22.html

Deidre said...

WOW! this is really a unique and simple idea! SUPER JOB! Thanks,Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

timmorison said...

It is easier to stitch the two sides before you sew the button. We use the Jingle Bells, but an ordinary button, too cute.

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G Inspires said...

These are very cute, I love how you used the bells as buttons! Thanks for sharing, visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

This is awesome. I love the bell as the fastener. Brilliant! If you have time, could you link it up to my party too?

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-10-christmas.html

Artsy VaVa said...

So cute! I love the bell as the button!!! How clever.

Tanya@takesix said...

What a sweet idea!! Quick and easy! Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning this! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Kelsey said...

This is adorable!!! I am hosting a 25 Days of Handmade Christmas series on my blog and need one more participant to make 25! Would you be interested in sharing this tutorial with my readers?? My blog is embracingmessy.blogspot.com or you can email me at embracingmessy@gmail.com!

Merry Christmas!!!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love this gift card holder! I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit http://www.petalstopicots.com.
~Kara :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

This is such a cute idea, Sharon. And they're so simple to make. After the gift card is used up, the pretty holders can be reused for a debit card. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday this week. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

This project rocks! I just wanted to let you know that I featured it this week on "You Sew Rock Me Fridays" on my blog SewRockin.com. Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://wp.me/p1VAkT-ie

Great job, I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Jamie

marissa said...

these are darling I'd love you to add these to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

katy said...

These are so cute, thanks for sharing your idea.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

It was so clever of you to use the bell for the fastener!

Joseph said...

Giving gift card in this holder is suitable to give women i think not for man.
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