Right now I'm putting together a set of goodie bags as a thank you for the group (5!) of ladies that rotate as instructors in my son's preschool. His last day of class is this Friday and then in 2 weeks he starts kindergarten-- YIKES!! Anyways, the final item in the goodie bag is a $10 gift card to the movies. I really didn't want to just toss it in the bag AND I needed a card/tag for the gift anyways. The only problem was that I found the only gift card holders I had were Christmas themed! I do however have an unreasonably large collection of blank/generic note cards that I practically never use! If you keep greeting cards, this would be a great project to reuse one!
Here's how I turned a basic notecard into a little card & envelope the perfect size for a standard gift card:
|Choose a card with a print that won't be disturbed by cutting.|
I used this Monet print with a fairly abstract pattern.
|Cut card in half|
|Cut envelope in half|
|Don't forget to stick down flap!|
|Cut a piece of paper the same width & about 1/2 the height|
of your half envelope.
|Apply glue to the edge of flap|
|Tuck flap inside envelope & rub to adhere.|
|Fold flap towards back of envelope.|
|Trim flap if desired for professional finish.|
|Attach gift card with double sided tape & include message!|
I love that I got a super cute card & envelope set that perfectly fit the gift card AND it cost me absolutely nothing but about 10 minutes of my time. If you have scissors and glue, you can do this too!
I think next Christmas I'll try making some of these instead of buying my usual ones from the store.