Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dress Up Those Gift Cards Tutorial!

NOTE: Only ONE MORE DAY to enter my Giveaway for the Carved Wood Icthus Wall Art and Inspirational Home book! on my previous post.
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I read that teachers would appreciate a simple gift card over a "something" gift ... and since this is my first Christmas that involves [pre-school] teachers ... I will give it a try! I thought this pyramid or tetrahedron box would dress up the gift cards nicely:I showed you this packaging idea last Valentine's Day, but I styled this one a little different. I started with several pretty 12x12 Christmas papers and the tetrahedron template:

I enlarged the template to be just about 12" and traced it on the back of each paper:Then [my mom] cut them out: [thank you, btw!]
Take the gift cards out of their "packaging" so they'll fit - and look nicer. Fold up the sides to be sure it's all lined up:
Then make your message hang tags: Tuck in the gift cards, attach the tags with a ribbon glued inside, fold and glue the flaps, et voila!:Only ONE MORE DAY to enter my Giveaway for the Carved Wood Icthus Wall Art and Inspirational Home book!

Interested in other teacher thoughts? See the article I read here.

Visit A Soft Place to Land and Today's Creative Blog for loads of DIY ideas.

10 comments:

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Love those cute little boxes! What a great way to dress up those gift cards. Thanks for sharing!
Linda

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

How darling! I received a few gift cards when I was teaching and I was always so surprised and pleased to be thought of. Dressing them up this way makes them doubly delightful!

Kammy said...

So cute - thanks for sharing !
Kammy

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Hello fellow SITSta! I need your help!

Could you vote for me in Iron Cupcake?

(I am campaigning for votes….because I put a lot of time and detail into my cupcake)

I am currently behind The Baker’s Remix……boo..L

If there is anything I can do for you in the future don’t hesitate to ask! (When I say this I am completely serious!)

Here is the link: http://mamanandgourmand.blogspot.com/2009/11/please-vote-for-me-iron-cupcake.html

Kmama said...

Stopping by from SITS. What a great idea!!

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
Those are really cute! Have a good weekend...

Rachel said...

That is so cute! What a great idea, I'll be linking.

Paige said...

What a great idea! They are darling and I can see them being used for so many others types of small gifts.

Stopping by from the SITS Saturday Sharefest! I really like your blog and am now following it.

Katie said...

What a fun and unique "box"! I make regular boxes out of scrapbook paper, but this would be a nice change! Thanks for sharing!

(visiting from SITS)

Anonymous said...

Brim over I to but I think the post should prepare more info then it has.

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