Thursday, December 08, 2016

Handmade Gift Card Holder

Happy day to you, lovely friends!
Today I thought I would show you a fun little gift card holder
that's quick and easy to make,
and it makes giving gift cards a lot more fun.




Supplies needed:

fabric
fusible fleece
embellishments {optional}

Cut:
two pieces of fabric that are 6 x 9-inches,

one piece of fabric that is 6 x 7-inches,

and one more piece of fabric that is 5 x 4-inches.

Iron on a piece of fusible fleece to the backside of the front piece of fabric.




Fold the top over twice {about 1/4-inch} on the 6 x 7-inch piece of fabric
and the 5 x 4-inch piece of fabric.
Press with a hot iron and sew  along the edge
of both folds.




For the little pocket you will need to fold the sides in as well.
Make sure you don't fold in too much or the gift card won't fit.

Place the little pocket on top of the second pocket.
Pin into place and sew along the sides.




Layer the pockets onto the main piece of fabric.
Place the second 6 x 9-inch piece of fabric on top of the layers facing down.




Pin into place and sew along the edge with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.




Leave a small opening at the top 
so that you can pull the holder right side out.




Sew the opening shut.
You can also top stitch the holder along all four edges. . .
if you do that than don't worry about sewing the opening shut.




Now you can add some sweet embellishments.
I applied a tulle pom pom
and added a sparkly bead to the center.




I also attached a paper tag with a safety pin
to the larger pocket.




You could easily add lace to the pocket edges,
but if you do make sure you do that when you're sewing the folds down.




Place a card in the larger pocket
{you may need to adjust the measurements since cards come in different sizes}
This pocket size is meant to fit most cards.




And finally, slip a gift card into the small pocket.




The great thing about this gift card holder is that it can be reused.
You can also use it as a mug rug,
notebook holder, 
tablet case,
letter holder,
and so much more.

Add some "pizazz" to the gift cards that you give.
If you're not into sewing than hop on over to
where I have a couple listed.

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Before I end this post
I wanted to share the Christmas swap that I had the joy of participating in.
hosted this delightful Christmas swap
and what you do is fill a 1 liter container with Christmas goodies
such as ornaments, sweet treats, crafting supplies and so on.
You are also to include a recipe.

I was paired up with the hostess herself - what an honor!
Kimberley is from New Zealand
and we actually "met" through the Tea Cup and Mug Exchange
when she participated a couple exchanges ago.
Pictured below is what she blessed me with. . .

Christmas fabric and ribbon,
tape, several Christmas ornaments,
cookie cutters, candy, a New Zealand key chain,
a handmade wash cloth, a notebook, and cupcake papers.




Thank you from the very bottom of my heart, dear Kimberley,
for these beautiful Christmas treasures.
They will certainly be cherished and enjoyed.

I sent Kimberley these little lovelies. . .

Stationary, a handmade Kleenxe holder,
paper flowers, a tin of mint tea, a box of chocolates,
a pocket card, heart ornament, polka dot socks,
a wooden "Happy" sign, a small red frame {wrapped in tissue already},
a pumpkin recipe, and a fun "Merry Christmas" box.

This swap was truly a joy to participate in!




Please know that I always enjoy your visits and sweet comments!
Have a beautiful day.
{{{hugs}}}

43 comments:

Bernideen said...

You are so generous with your ideas, creativity and actual instructions. Few people are this giving! Merry Christmas!

mamasmercantile said...

Such a lovely holder it was a joy to see. I was certainly inspired by your tags, a real delight.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

These little gift card holders are sweet and a nice idea. I collect points on a credit card and use them to order gift cards but this year one of the cards was only available as an e-card which I had to print off and tuck inside the card. I'm not sure how I feel about this, surely the little plastic cards that can be recycled are more user friendly than printing a piece of paper?
Have you run across this method Stephanie?

Kate said...

Thank you for the how-to, Stephanie. I really like the fabrics you used. The Christmas swap sounds like such fun!

Kelly-Anne said...

Ah...your gift card holder is just beautiful, dear friend! What a delightful idea indeed!
And oh, participating in Kimberley's Christmas swap must have been great fun...what gorgeous goodies she sent you and you sent her! Thank you for sharing the joy with us!
Love and hugs to you, Stephanie!

Anna said...

What a lovely idea !!!
Hug
Anna

Elizabethd said...

A lovely idea for a gift card.
What fun to have such a nice swap.

Christine said...

How perfectly lovely! You have wonderful ideas and know how for these projects!
That was a wonderful swap too!
Have a fun day!

Creations By Cindy said...

What a sweet and pretty idea! I would have never thought of this! Thanks for sharing sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

hobbyloes said...

You always have great ideas, the gift card holder is so sweet.
I think the Christmas swap makes a lot of fun.

Sandy said...

You are always such a joy to visit and to see your handmade goodies!
Sandy xx

Manu said...

You always make wonderful gifts!!!
thanks for sharing.
Love

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Gina said...

Stephanie, what a sweet Christmas exchange! Cute gift card holder- I spy a Starbucks card! ♥

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Now isn't that the sweetest way of giving a gift card??!! You always amaze me with your creativity and sharing of your tutorials. Thank you, sweet friend, for your lovely, giving heart.

Cranberry Morning said...

You add the sweetest touches to everything you make, Stephanie, and your workmanship is perfect! I love knowing that everything that comes off your sewing machine is quality. xo

Cranberry Morning said...

You add the sweetest touches to everything you make, Stephanie, and your workmanship is perfect! I love knowing that everything that comes off your sewing machine is quality. xo

Margie said...

The gift card holders are so pretty! How fun to receive a package from New Zealand. The goodies sent and received from the Christmas swap are delightful.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely gift idea. Glad you have been enjoying swaps once again!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love this gift card holder! It makes the card so much more special to give. Of course your embellishments are always so pretty. Your Christmas swap sounds like a lot of fun to shop for. One of the places I want to visit someday is New Zealand!

Ashley said...

this is so beautiful!
how i wish i was more skilled in making creations like this!
however, really inspiring!

first time visiting your blog...
it's so lovely!
how to be back soon <3

much love,
ashley

Lady of the Manor said...

What a sweet and thoughtful way to give a gift card! Thanks for the great idea!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You make the best gifts. Great idea for gift cards as they are so little they can get lost, but not in your cute holder.
Looks like nice swaps gifts.
warmly,
deb

Linda Shukri said...

Love the post about the gift card holder. Love your blog site!

All the best,
Linda

Cheryl said...

Oh, how pretty! You do such amazing work, and you make it look so easy, too! Thank you, sweet friend. :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, What a delightful gift card holder you designed. So many uses after the gift too. Love it.
Your swap gifts are delightful. Have a great weekend ahead. Blessings to you my talented friend. xo

Pam Richardson said...

Dearest Stephanie, anyone would be happy to receive a gift card in your beautiful hand-made holder! You are so creative and talented. Sending hugs, Pam

Tamago said...

That is a very pretty gift card holder! It makes the gift more personal and special :-) And the Christmas swap gifts look fantastic!

Have a happy weekend, Stephanie!

Tamara said...

Good morning Stephanie,
Your card holder is so pretty and thank you for sharing how to make it. Your projects always have such lovely details! The swap sounds fun and how lovely are the treasures that you received. I hope your Christmas season has been wonderful so far. Wishing you blessings and joy in the coming week.

Love and hugs...
Tamara

mari said...

as always sweet Stephanie...your posts are just lovely :0) mari

SpicingUpIdaho said...

An amazing tutorial at just the perfect time, Stephanie! How lovely to make a gift card even more special by dressing it up in such a lovely way! Your creative talents abound endlessly! And you are so generous to share your tutorials too. What a delightful swap to participate in! Oh the fun you must have had putting together the package! Everything is color coordinated and just so thoughtful and sweet! And such a lovely package you received too, these swaps are so joyous! Many hugs and blessings to you today dear friend!

Jill said...

Lovely way to present a gift card! Beautiful exchange! :-) Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

Debby Ray said...

Here I am...I finally made it and I'm so glad I did! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! First let me say that I LOVE the new and oh-so-very elegant look of your blog! The photos in your header are just stunning! The gift card holder is such a great idea and just so adorable. The Christmas exchange sounds wonderful and Kimberley certainly knew what makes you happy! Sounds like so much fun!. I know you must be enjoying this busy season...so much to do but I love it! Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend... HOLIDAY HUGS!♥

Roberta Celestina said...

Dear friend Stephanie, that's a clever idea!
I see the Christmas goodies swap in the photos... all very nice!
Have a great week - end!
Roberta

Debbie said...

these are so sweet stephanie and add such a personal touch to gifting a gift card. your tutorials are always so detailed and inspiring, i need to pull out my beautiful sewing machine!!

i really like the embellishments, they sure do add a warm/personal touch!!

Lowcarb team member said...

The gift card holders look lovely, what a nice idea.
Thanks also for sharing your swap photo's.

Wishing you, and yours a happy weekend ahead.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful and classy way to give a gift card, so love the way you embellish it and the tag with the tulle border is so sweet!
Lovely goodies you gave and received in your swap, so neat!

Vee said...

You take something a little ordinary and make it extraordinary. Lovely. And speaking of lovely, what a nice exchange with your friend in New Zealand. Merry on, Stephanie!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dearest Stephanie! I am terribly late in visiting my favorite blogs! As always, your gifts are made with much attention to happy notions of friendship. GORGEOUS! Happy December!

krishna said...

fabric card holder is so gorgeous!!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

So very beautiful, dearest Stephanie, and you make it look and sound so easy... :) Such a lovely idea, and the fabrics you had chosen are really pretty.
Have a blessed Sunday! Hugs!

Red Rose Alley said...

This gift card holder is a great idea, Stephanie. And I see you put a little Starbucks coffee card in there hehehe. I always notice the details in your work. You can surely see that everything you create is made with love.....all the stitching, all the sewing, and all the special ribbon and gift tags you make. It is such an honor to receive something that was made by you.

love, ~Sheri

Kimberley said...

I was so excited and thrilled and delighted to receive your amazing package! The entire thing was a real delight! I took photos of every layer as I opened it - it was that lovely! What an incredible array of goodies and yes the card was gorgeous! Thank you for making my day even more cherry and for taking part in my swap. Merry Christmas!

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