Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stocking Gift Card

Hello my friends, today I made a couple of stockings to hold gift cards … They’re quick & easy but made with a whole lot of love & with a little extra “love” tucked inside.

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I found this pattern here at Waltzing Mouse Stamps. You can copy it & print it out & then use any scraps of ribbon or lace or DP or flowers that you like to embellish them. I’m going to be making more of these to keep on hand to send to my daughters or grandkids. Who doesn’t enjoy a little “love” from home once in awhile …

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When you open it up you can tuck a gift card or cash inside the “pocket” …

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I had to hold this one closed with a paper clip so I could take a picture … I bought some Velcro circles today from JoAnn’s today & will attach a small bit to the inside flap to keep it closed …

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I actually sewed around the 1st stocking with my tiny Janome sewing machine but forgot to do this one until I’d glued it together then it was too late.   I cut the stocking parts out of the solid color then embossed them with my Cuttlebug to give them a little added texture.  I used some beautiful red & burgandy velvet papers & a Marianne Creatables Poinsettia die that I bought from my LSS Memory Lane. I’m adding a link to them to my side bar of favorite places I’m spending my children’s inheritance … Sorry my favorite ladies !!! But this makes me “Happy” &  Jay says if it makes me happy I should buy it !!! Guess I’ll be working till I’m 92 to keep supporting my “addiction” & keep me happy !!!
That’s it for tonight & I’d love it if you’d leave a comment so I’ll know you were here …

48 comments:

  1. This are two wonderfull christmaspresents!!
    Hugs Nicolet

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  2. Hello Janie,
    You 've made very nice card-socks! I like that idea and I'm curious about the website-link (-:
    Have a nice day,
    greetings, Judith

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  3. I found a pattern for a similar gift card holder. I haven't done one yet! Yours are lovely! Well done!

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  4. I'm speechless, this is sensationell.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  5. Hi Janie,
    These are fabulous gift stockings. I love the bright colours and the sewing on the first one is perfect. Wonderful work.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  6. Oh I love these, they are fantastic :o)
    Jackie

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  7. what a great idea - they are so much fun
    Lisa ;)

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  8. These are gorgeous Janie!!
    Hugs Kristel

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  9. Janie I absolutely love this idea - what a special way to give a gift card! These a truly adorable and will make giving a gift card to those far away really special and from the heart....keep inspiring us with your cute ideas and your awesome talent.....Ruth Ann

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  10. Again, you amaze me with your talent!!!

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  11. These are truly craftastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Janie, I a so far behind on leaving comments. Sorry. This is just the cutest. I love the both stockings. You will have to tell me about your machine as I am looking at them. I would like a 'little one in my craft room. hugs patty

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  13. Hi Janie, what a fabulous sock cards, youve put so much work into them both. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  14. O wow these are beautiful.. love the embossing xxx

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  15. Janie these stockings are fabulous and what a great idea to put token gifts in.


    Anne

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  16. Janie great gift holders!! The texture on them makes it extra fun!

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  17. Uh.........Did you say I said you can buy whatever makes you happy? What was I thinking? I have a headache now!

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  18. hahahahaha! You always make me laugh! oh and now I see your DH got on here and left you a comment! hehehehehe or I should type hohohohoho! lol
    These stockings are FAB, FAB, FAB!!! LOVE the texture on the second one... looks like "real" sock! Cool how the card works for the top... I have to remember this and try it! TFS Janie! Love that poinsettia!
    Pam Going Postal

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  19. Hi Janie,

    This is a really cute idea!! Think I'll make some myself to keep on hand.....love the embossing and the flowers are beautiful! By the way hubby is cute too!

    Blessings,
    Gloria

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  20. I LOVE these beautiful stocking gift cards! Your stitching is perfection.

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  21. Hi Janie, These are totally gorgeous. What a brilliant ide. I love the stitching on the first one.
    hugs
    Marion

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  22. Hi Janie, these are gorgeous, so colourful and cheerful, just the job for Christmas. Have just read the lovely comment you've written on my blog, thank you so much. I haven't blogged for ages and really must update it this weekend. I came across your blog by accident and just had to follow it, your cards are so much nicer than mine, you have some amazing and beautiful ones, I love the plain white embossed Christmas card - so elegant. Looking forward to seeing more of yours too xxxx :) sue

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  23. OK now! That is so adorable! Love that!! I have never seen a Stocking Gift Card Holder! Too, too cute!

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  24. This is a fab idea & sooo unique xx

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  25. You have an award waiting for you at my blog.
    Minta

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  26. So lovely! where did you get the poinsettia?

    Also, I had an award for you on my blog.

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  27. How did I miss this, Janie! These GC stockings are so cute! Lucky recipients! Hugs, Cami

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  28. you have such a wonderful blog! thanks for stopping by mines! this stocking is such a great idea!

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  29. OOO, Those soks are great.
    Nice giveds for Christmas,
    Thanks for comming to my blog. Have a nice weekend Hugs Majo

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  30. This is just darling....love the way you decorated them....thanks for sharing...

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  31. Love your paper combos to make this terrific gift card holder! You're really good at the stitching. Cute both ways!!!

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  32. Beautiful stockings you've made!! Brilliant idea for Christmas gifts.Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  33. Fantastic gift card idea, love the added touch of stitching! Beautiful papers too! Ashley is going to love her card it is gorgeous! Take CareX:)

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  34. These are lovely Janie! Most of us will keep the gift cards and chuck away the holders...but these are definitely a keeper!

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  35. These are absolutely fantastic!!! What an awesome way to dress up a giftcard!!! Wish I'd seen this before I stuck one in a plain old card!! :)

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  36. Hi Janie
    Your stockings are really cute.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Elaine

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  37. Hi Janie,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my Blog!! It makes me blush!! Very kind of you to add such positive comment! Like that hihihi!
    Offcourse i took a peak at your gourgeous blog! Love your creations!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  38. what fabulous fun stockings! I love the embossed main area and then the tops, heels and toes in the patterned papers. thanks for keeping up with my blog and wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
    hugs, annie x

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  39. Oh wow Janie, so amazing. I may just have to give one of these agao. Love your blog. Thankyou for the lovely comments you left on mine xxxx
    have a lovely Christmas
    Love Debbie xxx

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  40. Hi Janie, it seems such a long time since you posted anything, anyway love just wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas and hopefully we will see you again soon. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  41. These are so gorgeous Janie, what a wonderful idea and such a perfect way to present a gift card. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for a happy new year. Hugs, Chris

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  42. wow... Janie.. those are all indeed very special and clever.
    I love your idea and keep that in mind to copy next year thanks for sharing
    Claudia

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  43. What a fantastic shaped card and gift tag holder ! Wishing you a happy and creative year ahead

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  44. What a great idea---going to have to store this one away for next Christmas. You did an excellent job, they are beautiful--loved your husband's comment
    Hugs
    Monnie

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