12.04.2012

Handmade Gift Cards, Super Easy.

Here is the super easiest way to tackle Christmas gift tags/cards.  

For me, I always plan amazing Christmas wrapping in my head.  Like, presents worthy of the front cover of the Martha Stewart magazine.  And then...

Before I know it, it is Christmas Eve, and my goal shifts from Martha Stewart-worthy wrapping to just getting something on those suckers.  Anything to cover them up.  

This year, I'm determined to have sweetly wrapped gifts.  And cards for each.
Here are gift cards to go with your pressies.  And it only took about 20 minutes to make 6.  
Beat that, Martha;).

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I took an Echo Park 12x12 tag sheet and cut straight down the center and across the two horizontal lines.  This gives me 6 foldable cards, already decorated on both sides:).  

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Fold in half.

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Decorate with cute Christmas scraps.  
I used mostly October Afternoon pretties.  
Also, a ton of glitter:).

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Admire your cute gift cards.

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And if you have 5 extra minutes, use some washi tape and flatbacks to make some pre-bought envelopes match:).

Now I have a head start on 6 gifts.  
And they look a little more personal and pretty with the handmade cards.

Happy wrapping, friends!

40 comments:

  1. Super quick and easy tags/cards for gifts! Fabulous idea, thank you for sharing.

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  2. har.. that's 6 more gift tags more then me.... soooo not anywhere near ready.....
    kaz_za

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  3. Perfect. I too, love handmade gift tags. I do it every year. The boys just throw them away and my sweet gianna saves every one lol.

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  4. Lol! Totally got the giggles reading your first three paragraphs! Like you, I'm a member of that "Inspire to Create a Norman Rockwell/Martha Stewart Christmas Club" and most years, I'm lucky if all the presents get wrapped (if time really gets short, I start shoving the gifts in bags). Thank you for sharing your story and project!

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  5. What a quick, easy and cute idea. TFS.

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  6. Great idea Krista and these little tags look wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great idea. Helen x

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  7. Thanks for the great tip! Norma W

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  8. Cute and very ingenious idea.

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  9. These are awesome, Thankyou for the idea and with embellishments , I love glitter too, (they say if they ever took xrays of my husband all they would find is glitter I glitter everything, ) that would make awesome tags and cards. Thank you for the idea,hugs, cathy k

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  10. Fabulous tags and fabulous idea Krista
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  11. Great idea, thanks for sharing!! I love your blog.

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  12. Cute Cute Cute, would go great in your smash book too!

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  13. So very beautiful!!!! I was wondering if you sent the postcard that a lot of us won a while back? Thanks, Brigitte

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  14. What a great idea!! Wrapping the gifts is my favourite part of the whole Christmas build up!! Can't wait to try this idea xx

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  15. I love it when a plan comes together! Great idea and quick too! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed week! http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us!! Beautiful tags!! :P

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  17. quick, easy and simple equals perfect. thanks for sharing have a sheet like that to do that also. love the little envelopes decorated also.

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  18. Great idea and super quick!! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try it this year!

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  19. As usual...perfect for the day! Love the cutesy Santa!

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  20. Wow, this is an awesome idea and they're so pretty!! Thanks for sharing, Krista!!

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  21. What a great idea! Would be perfect for gift cards too which is what I normally give.

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  22. I love this idea. I have a page very similar to this one that I couldn't decide what to use it for. Now I have a plan!

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  23. I really like this idea..considering that I handmade my Christmas cards two months ago...but as always....I need some extra for new co-workers and last minute invitations that weren't on my initial list. Thank you for sharing...now on to do some cards :)

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  24. When I was a young girl my best friend and I would buy each other the same gifts, because we always wanted the same thing. Then we'd go home and wrap them for each other in the most elaborate ways. The fun for us was to see how creative our wrapping was. Now, I slap the paper on and pop on a bow. I don't know her any more, we were 9 to 14 years old then my family moved away. I'm 50 years old now and I wonder if she ever thinks of those times. Your post made me think of her. Thank you for that.

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  25. Haha!! My decorating is the same way... in my head, I have a fabulous, gorgeously decorated home, but in reality, it is what it is!! Not that it's not pretty, just not quite "magazine worthy!" LOL!! Your cards are wonderful and how cool that you are now 6 ahead of the game!!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  26. Super quick and super cute!! Thanks!

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  27. Such a great idea! I love how quick and cute they are!

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  28. I love this! It's lovely, simple, and makes the receiver's heart go pitter-patter. In a week I will be struggling to overcome a post-semester hangover as a result of newly-idle hands. I always make ornaments for family and friends...and this is going on my list. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. This is WONDERFUL!!!
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  30. This is really cute - I love Christmas/Holiday items

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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