Sunday, September 26, 2010

Santa Hat Gift Card Holder with Tutorial

Hi Fellow Crafters'

Edited to add: I have linked this up for the challenge over at Winter Wonderland-> here.

Hope you have been having a super week-end. I got up this morning with an idea running around my head for some gift card holders I need to make for Christmas gifts for my boys' teachers in early December. So I got drawing and cutting. This is what I came up with for one of them.

 And here is how I did it:
Step 1: Print out the template - just right click and save as, then print.

 Step 2: Cut out all the pieces, note cut 2 of the hat trim.
Step 3: Add glue to the outer edge of one of the pieces of hat trim as shown below, don't put glue all
            the way around!

                Add the second piece on top of the glue.

                  It should look like this when glued together.
Step 4: Insert the red part of the hat into the opening.

 Step 5: Make a hole and insert a split pin on the left hand side making sure to go through the red hat  
             portion as well.

                   Once split pin inserted and secured check that the hat "opens", by swiveling the red part
Step 6: Add the pom pom to the top of the hat.
Step 7: Turn card over and inset the gift card in the white portion as shown.
Step 8: You are finished. Decorate as desired.

I'd love to see your creations if you use this template - remember for personal use only please.

Happy crafting

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Giving a Hoot

Hi Fellow Crafters'

A couple of friends of mine celebrated their birthdays recently and my new favorite gift is the gift card.

I had some owl themed paper by Pinecone Press in my stash so I decided to make his and hers owl themed gift card holders.

For the "her" gift card holder I punched a single hole near the top edge and closed it with a ribbon. For the "his" card holder I made a belly band using a cut out owl from the Pinecone Press DP I had.

Happy crafting.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baby Gifts

Hi Fellow Crafters'

Here are some baby gifts I whipped up to give at a baby shower for a colleague on Saturday. I drew inspiration from around the web. As her baby decor is Winnie the Pooh I purchased some Winnie the Pooh print flannel and some polka dot jersey knit.
First up I made two receiving blankets, both single layer as we are heading into summer here. One I made of flannel and the other the jersey knit. I merely cut a rectangle measuring 90cm x 120cm. I bound the jersey knit blanket with satin binding.

I then found a fabulous pattern for a burp cloth here-> Homemade by Jill- so I decided to make a couple of them, 2 with the flannel and 2 with the knot, I backed all of them with a dark blue terry cloth.

Then I found a pattern for a sensory ball here-> The Purl Bee. I used the pattern for the smallest ball and decided to put a bell inside, I also used flannel, knit, terry cloth and polar fleece to give the baby different sensory feelings. I also put a loop of ribbon on the top of the ball so that links could be attached so that the ball can either be attached to a taggie blanket or the side of the pram.
I have posted about a taggie blanket before -> here. This time I used a single piece and made it 40cm x 40 cm and used blue polar fleece as backing, for a soft touch.
 To round off the the gift I made a theme related card. I took the easy way out and used some Pooh stickers from my scrapbooking stash and a onsie card template, I used a white marker to "stitch" on the onesie. The sentiment I used in the card reads- Sometimes it's the smallish things in life that take up the most room in our hearts- Winnie the Pooh

I hope she likes what I made for her!

Happy crafting