Saturday, February 12, 2011

5 minute gift card holder tutorial. no lie.

ever buy one of those gift cards that doesn't come with a cute envelope?

and it's really a pretty nice gift but you feel kinda lame just sticking it in the card, like you didn't try at all?

and you've only got a few minutes until the mailman swings by and you HAVE to get it out today?

(this is a purely fictional scenario, of course.)

problem solved.  Fire up your iron, thread the machine, and this should only take you 5 minutes.

1.  grab a scrap of cute fabric.  Fold it over; center your gift card as a guide, leaving  1/2" around 3 sides and an inch at the top.  Cut!

2.  Open it up flat.  Turn under and press your top seam; sew with 3/8" seam allowance.

3.  Fold with right sides together; sew  with 3/8" seam allowance along both raw edges.  Clip the corner 45 degrees.

4.  Turn right side out; press.  Slip in the gift card (I left mine peeking out for the picture, but it should fit all the way in the pocket.)  That's it!  Nice and flat and easy to mail. 

Now run for the mailbox!

{please excuse the less than professional pictures.  5 minutes, y'all.}

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  1. holy cannolli batman.. i am just getting around to reading your blog and checking out your etsy and can i just day... BEAUTIFUL products!! i will be ordering some things from you in the future - so wonderful! ok. done showering you in praise. can't wait to blog swap!!

  2. like the tutorial..and all the info..i might use this when use the design for Gift Card envelopes.


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