October 26, 2007

Where do the gift cards go?

When all the presents are under the tree, where do you put the gift cards? Even in a lot of the holders you see, you can't just throw them under the tree, they get lost. I don't like the look of envelopes perched on branches either, but that's just me. Here's my solution: Gift card holders that you can hang on the tree. They add another decorative element to your tree as well as being practical. And they include Velcro on the inside to avoid any peeking issues!


I first created a top-folded 5x7 card and rounded the corners. I opened the card and cut two slits at the top fold to insert the ribbon, twine or cord (whichever you prefer) so you can hang it on the tree. I then cut a piece slightly smaller than the card from patterned paper to fit just inside the opened card. Then taking your gift card ( or in my case this junk Discover card) take a craft knife and measure to cut four slits into the patterned paper only where you can place your gift card. I then added just a small piece of Velcro at the top and bottom to make sure the card stays shut until the right time!

4 comments:

ScrappyPam said...

What a great idea! We always balanced ours on the branches of the tree. Which meant, of course, that they would fall and get lost!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I totally enjoy your original art! No wonder you are published so many times! Thanks for sharing your art! Ann in IL (GW board)

Nise on GW said...

Too Clever! And pretty to boot. Nice job, Louise!

Dawn said...

ohhh, Louise, I just love this. It's great.