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There's no Feature Friday today, but I do have a tutorial for you! This is the one I had featured on Amy Cornwell's blog, so if you missed it, here it is!
Remember when I posted a super mini gift card holder tutorial just after Christmas? It was mini because it had no pictures, and had pretty short (aka lame) instructions. So, I decided to make some more, and took pictures this time to show you how it's done. It's super easy, and I LOVE how they turned out! Want a peek? Here they are!
They're so easy to make, you'll never want to give a gift card in a regular car again! Ready? Here goes...
First things first, cut 2 pieces of felt for the holder. The first should be 3" x 5", and the second, slightly shorter at 3" x 4". If you've got a rotary cutter, get it out! This makes for quick and easy cuts.
Next, lays the shorter piece on top of the longer, lining up the sides and bottoms. Pin and sew. Three pins is all it take. And if you don't have a sewing machine, don't fret! These are so small that you could probably hand stitch it quicker than it took me to take out my machine, get it threaded and sew.
The picture above shows a straight stitch. I like the look of the zigzag stitch too, even though mine always turn out a bit messy. You can see both below:
Now that you're stitched up, remove the pins and fold in half longways, with the inside facing in. Cut a small slit about a quarter of an inch down from the top. This slit is where you'll string your ribbon, so try not to make it any wider than your ribbon. Felt gives a little, so err on the side of too small vs. too big.
I also like to trim the corners off of the top edge to give my holders a tag shape (as you'll see below). Now for the fun part! Let's decorate!!! Grab whatever you have on-hand and go to town. BTW, my hot glue gun is my best friend. Other than sewing the felt together, everything else is attached with hot glue. It doesn't get much easier than that!
After you're done decorating, string your ribbon thru the slit you made at the top, gather both ends of the ribbon and knot as one. You could also tie it in a bow, or whatever else you choose.
Well that's all for now! If you make some gift card holders, I'd love to see! link them up here. Happy crafting!