Monthly Archives: December 2012

More Card Holders!

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card holder 4I couldn’t help but make up a few more of these. So simple, and so much more fun to give and receive than an envelope!

I usedĀ  fabric that I has stacked and slashed to get the multi-layered chenille effect (that in itself is so much fun to do) then followed the process described in the link on my previous post.

I know a little hippie-chick who’s going to love one of these!

 

 

Gift Card Holder

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card holder 2Another great idea from the small projects download at Quiltingarts.com.
I plan on using these two as gift card holders, but they would work for business cards, driver’s license, anything that size. Each has two pockets, but only one side works “magically” by ejecting the card when the ribbon is pulled.
Of course, you could easily alter the instructions to make both pockets function that way.

They go together really quickly and easily. You really can make up a few in an hour or less.

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I used fabricĀ  scraps from another project, so they were already pieced and embellished for the most part.

I hope the “giftees” like the holder as well as the card!

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Tiny Fabric Gift Box

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Tiny Fabric Gift Box

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I want to give my girls some special jewelry for Christmas and had been looking for pretty ways to wrap it when I came across this download from Quilting Daily.
Tiny gift box

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These are very simple, and quite pretty. I did have to enlarge the pattern about 20% in order to have it fill the 8×8 square, so be aware of that.
The instructions say to “sew close to all cut edges, including the slits”. I used a decorative stitch and then thought, “why didn’t I just do buttonholes?”. Make buttonholes. I will next time.
Other than that, follow the instructions. I did, for once and they turned out just great.

I made one out of paper, just by folding up the pattern and it occurred to me that these would look great made out of a heavy stock handmade paper. Something soft enough to bend with out creasing, so don’t use a cardstock. Maybe a Japanese mulberry paper or some such.

Here’s what they look like opened up:

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Here is some context for size:

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Can’t wait til my girls get to open their gifts, and then keep the wrapping to store them in!

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