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Gift card holder

Hi!  I made a little something for TGF's Which One Wednesday Sketch #10, Ribbon Carousel's Challenge 18 All Tied Up (use more than 1 spool item), and Some Odd Girl Challenge Paper Piecing.

When I saw the sketch, it reminded me of a Double Pocket Card.  See HERE for a tutorial.  But I didn't follow the tutorial.  I made the bottom boxes in the sketch into pockets.  One to hold a gift card and the other to hold a little card for a message.

I used TGF's Vivi.  She is popped up a bit on the first pocket.

Vivi is paper pieced and I found my stash of bells after searching all my crafting bins.  I tied one on to the end of her cap with some twine and added some flower soft too.

This is what the inserts look like.  The smaller one will hold the gift card.  I just used some removable tape and an old gift card I found for reference.  The larger one has a label (from PTI) so my son can scribble his name on it.  Both the inserts have some ribbon tied on with twine. 

I made this one for my younger son's preschool teacher who is a man.  It's the first time any of my kids have had a male teacher as their main teacher so I was kind of stumped on gifts.  I didn't think a stack of cutesy note cards would appeal to a young guy so figure I better go the gift card route.  I have to make one more for the aide in the classroom.  She seems young too so I'm thinking gift card as well. 

So I've started my Xmas crafts for teachers.  Now I've got 3 kids in school, I'm starting early.  Not to mention all their extracurricular activities.

Thanks for reading and have a great long weekend!


Cheryl said…
Pretty gift card holder! Love the jingle bell! OK, you're freaking me out that you're getting ready for Xmas already, maybe I need to get started too. Maybe I better start with a list first, I'm not even sure how many non-school teachers we have!
Amy said…
Love your take on the sketch Eva, the double pocket card is so cool and Vivi looks so darn cute! Love your paper piecing and the bell on her hat! Thanks for joining us at the SOG challenge!
Lorraine said…
This is so cute, Eva! Love the pockets for gift card & sentiment. And you're having to get ready now because you make really awesome time-consuming crafts for EVERY kid in your kids' classes! BTW, can't wait to see what you make this year, lol.
SO fun! LOVE that pocket card--and your image is super fun--love that you are thinking of the holidays already! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)
I meant to say THANKS for playing along and joining in the fun at the RCC! LOL!
Leah l'Orange said…
this is SO much fun, Eva! love the pocket idea, and your elf's little outfit looks fantastic pieced like that! thanks so much for playing along with the Odd Girls for this challenge - come back and visit again soon! :D

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