Saturday, December 17, 2016

Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

Are you ready for the holidays? Do you need some last minute gift ideas? We invite you to join a great group of talented designers for a Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog HopHop from blog to blog and find easy, fast and amazing last minute gift ideas!

You can also win a great prize! Visit all the blogs participating in the hop (see list below), leave a comment, and you can win a $100 Visa gift card!

My LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA projects are these cute tag holders, perfect for notepads, gift cards, business cards, or other small gifts! (For a full tutorial, scroll down.)
Each gift holder is made from a Graphic 45 Large Tag. The tags come six per pack in three colors, black, kraft, and ivory. I decided to make a holder from each color tag, using the G45 NEW Nature Sketchbook, Safari Adventure, and St. Nicholas Collections.
You can decorate these holders as plain or as fancy as you like! Each one takes under 10 minutes to complete, which makes them perfect for "bulk orders" or for when you are under a time crunch! This sweet Nature Sketchbook holder has just a bit of seam binding, a chipboard tag, and a fussy cut butterfly on the cover.
These tags are the perfect size for a standard-sized sticky-note pad! Simply stamp the notepad with a coordinating stamp for extra interest. Tuck a gift card into the pocket, and you are finished! 
This is also the perfect gift for the guys in your life. Choose a masculine themed paper and tone down the decorations.  
I decided to turn Safari Adventure holder into a business card holder for my husband. The pocket is the perfect size for most standard business cards!
If you simply need a last-minute Christmas gift, I have you covered for that, too! I decorated this holder with St. Nicholas paper and kept the front plain so you can write a message to your gift recipient.  
Instead of a sticky-note pad, this holder has two pockets for extra gift cards! This project is perfect for using up all those paper scraps left over from your other projects!   
You have plenty of chances to enter to win $100 Visa gift card each day of the hop, on any of the participating blogs. Here's the hop list:

Ola Khomenok
Patti Hodder
Kathy Clement
Alexandra Morein
Sandy Trefger
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE
Pam Bray
Einat Alagem
Keren Tamir
Terry Ricioli
Katelyn Grosart
Einat Kessler
Susan M. Brown
Steph Ackerman

Eileen Hull
Rita Barakat
Mahe Zehra

Everyone is eligible to win, whether you’re in the U.S. or international. In order to win leave a comment answering the question: What is your favorite “can’t live without” craft supply or tool? Click one of the buttons below to enter!

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The winner of the $100 Visa gift card will be announced on einatkessler.com on Sunday, Dec 25th. 


TUTORIAL
This tutorial was originally created for Heartfelt Creations, but I am re-posting it here to help you with your last-minute projects!

I love to make notepad holders and fancy gift card holders. It makes giving small gifts such a joy, both for me and for the recipient. These notepad holders are also great gifts for teachers and coaches, or easy "bulk gifts" to make for a group of scrapbook or stamping pals.
The inside cover has a pocket for a gift card, or you could slip in a movie ticket or some good old American cash! And then there is space for a sticky notepad. (I wish I had some sticky notes in a color other than that horrid yellow! Why do they not come in cream or ivory?)

Come along, let's make the project!

We will create a 4 3/4" x 4 x 1/2" notepad holder which will fit a standard 3" x 3" sticky notepad. The tag is a Graphic45 Large Kraft Tag and measures approximately 3 7/8" x 8 3/4".  

Score the tag on the long side a 3 1/2" and 4". (I changed this to 3 3/4" and 4 1/4" for some of the new samples.)
Fold on the score lines and burnish with a bone folder. Sponge tag edges with creamy brown chalk ink.

Unfold the tag with the grommet end to the left (with the outside of the tag facing up) and attach decorative paper to the outside of the tag notepad holder as follows. Trim black and ivory dot paper to 3 3/4" x 3 7/8" and round the left top and bottom corners. Sponge edges with creamy brown chalk ink and attach the paper to the left side of the tag. (If you changed the score measurements for the tag, cut the paper to 3 3/4" x 3 5/8".)  

Trim a strip of black and ivory dot paper to 3 3/4" x 3/8" and sponge edges with creamy brown chalk ink. Attach the paper to the center section (the spine) of the notepad holder. 

Trim a third piece of black and ivory dot paper to 3 3/4" x 3 3/8"and round the right upper and lower corners. Sponge edges with creamy brown chalk ink and attach the paper to the right side of the tag. (If you changed the score measurements for the tag, cut the paper to 3 3/4" x 3 5/8".) 

Flip the tag over so that the grommet end is on the right. Decorate the inside of the notepad holder as follows. Trim notebook print paper to 3 3/4" x 3 3/8" and round the left top and bottom corners. Sponge edges with creamy brown chalk ink and attach the paper to the left side of the tag. (If you changed the score measurements for the tag, cut the paper to 3 3/4" x 3 5/8".)  

Trim a strip of black and ivory dot paper to 3 3/4" x 3/8" and sponge edges with creamy brown chalk ink. Attach the paper to the center section (the spine) of the notepad holder. 

Trim a piece of tan and black dot paper to 3 3/4" x 3 7/8"and round the right upper and lower corners. Sponge edges with creamy brown chalk ink and attach the paper to the right side of the tag. (If you changed the score measurements for the tag, cut the paper to 3 3/4" x 3 5/8".)
Using strong double-sided adhesive, attach a 3" x 3" sticky-note pad to the right side of the notepad holder.
Create a pocket, suitable for holding a gift card, from black and ivory dot paper. Trim the paper to 3 3/4" x 1 1/2". Round both left corners and use a circle punch to create a notch in the center of the right edge. Sponge the edges with creamy brown Chalk Ink. Add 1/8" double-sided tape to the top, left, and bottom edges of the pocket and attach it to the left edge of the tag. 

Stamp a sentiment or coordinating image onto the center of the first sticky-note with black ink.
A standard gift card will fit into the pocket as shown.
Trim canvas ribbon to 5 1/2" x 1/2" and knot one end. Thread the canvas ribbon through the grommet so that the knot is on the back of the tag. (This cotton blend ribbon is 2 1/2" wide. I cut it down to the width I needed and frayed the edges for that rustic look.)
Trim a second piece of canvas ribbon to 7 1/2" x 1/2" and glue one end to the center of the notepad holder's front cover.
Tie a loose knot with the ribbon ends to close the notepad holder.

Decorate the cover of the holder as desired.


For this projects, I created paper flowers using stamps with matching dies. 

This is a perfect little gift!
To print this tutorial, click HERE

Thanks for joining us on the hop!


Chipboard: G45 Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard
Tag: Graphic 45 Large Tag Album (Black, Kraft, Ivory)
Sticky-note pad: office supply
Tools: Clear acrylic stamping blocks, Martha Stewart score board, corner rounder, Stampin' Up circle punch
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scor-tape

Polka Dot Holder:
Heartfelt Creatoins Products Used:

Other products used: 
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural
Trim: Really Reasonable Ribbon canvas trim (Cotton Blend Plain Ribbon)
Beads: craft supply
Sticky-note pad: office supply
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, My Sweet Petunia MISTI, Martha Stewart score board, EK Success corner rounder, Stampin' Up circle punch, hot glue gun
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scor-tape, Ranger Glossy Accents, hot glue sticks

41 comments:

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I hope to make a few of these!
    My I can’t live without item(s) are : glitter and watercolors! Both are necessary for me to breathe and create! TFS!

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  2. These gift card holders are beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I simply can't craft without my bone folder and scoreboard.
    Kris P

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  3. Gloria, you always have the neatest ideas! Thanks for sharing with us and for the chance to win! The one thing I cannot do without is my Big Shot. Happy Holidays!

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  4. Love this notepad holder!!
    Can't live without stamps and stencils.

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  5. its so had to pick but to me beautiful papers are an inspiration and a must, my Misti, Big shot, Dies are all meaningless without gorgeous paper. The post it note holder is the cutest quick gift!!

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  6. These are fabulous. So beautifully done.

    I can't live without my craft knife!

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  7. Grafic 45 is my weakless. Can't believe you how lovely way you used that! It's incredible tutorial:)

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  8. I love it I have the Safari collection and printed out the tutorial...awesome!!!Thank you

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  9. Are you kidding me???? These are FABULOUS! So many ideas and of course the G-45 papers are awesome!
    I can't live without my Tonic 12" paper cutter. There is NO project I do that I don't need this for. A MUST in my craft room!

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  10. OMG - I'm in love with that polka dot holder! 😍

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  11. These are so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Real sharp blades, knifes, scissors are at the top of my list!

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  13. Your Tag holders are fabulous Gloria! Love that you can create them for anything throughout the year, not just Christmas!

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  14. Cool idea! I love it!

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  15. Thank you for the idea of the tag for the gift card holders. Makes things a lot easier to make, an such a beautiful combo of colors. the beige and brown, would be great for those you are not sure of their favorite color. elegant.

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  16. trimmer fiskars.......
    Gorgeous work love it!!!!!!!

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  17. I would have to have my Martha Stewart paper cutter

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  18. These is so cute.liked that you have both man/woman examples. Thank you for sharing.
    My favorite “can’t live without” craft supply is beautiful papers and card-stock.

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  19. these tag holders are lovely!! TFS!!!

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  20. This is greet idea!! Love this gift card holder! My favorite is to thinking differently and

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  21. I love them. I can't live without gesso and matte medium. Seems to be the base of everything I do. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. These are so fun! What a great project Gloria?

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  23. These are all just lovely! I adore the last one & the shabby chicness of it. Pretty. I can't live without all the awesome paper in my stash!

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  24. A wonderful quick gift!

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  25. Fabulous gift idea, love the memo holders and it is a great way to rid some of our paper pieces that are laying around. Thanks for the tutorial! Merry Christmas my friend to you and your beautiful family!

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  26. These holders are such a great gift idea! I love the Graphic 45 papers as well as my paper cutter and scissors - can't live without them, LOL!

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  27. Thanks for these great ideas.
    I like my Tonic guillotine paper cutter.

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  28. These are fantastic!! Love the little post it holder!!

    I have to have to have... paper and dies... I'm obsessed!!

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  29. Really great idea. Love it

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  30. gorgeous! have no words.. thank you for sharing!
    My favorite “can’t live without” craft supply is beautiful papers and my big shot.

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  31. I love your ambassador work for G45 - your projects are so inspirational.
    Thankyou for this! I have now lost my afternoon as I'm knuckling down to this tutorial!!! I can't live without my WRMK paper trimmer!
    Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  32. I love it! What a great gift idea!

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  33. Since my favorite crafting supply is all kinds of paper and I enjoy my heartfelt creation floral stamps and dies, these holiday (and other day) projects are great gift ideas! Thanks for this tutorial.

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  34. Your tag holders are super cute and super thoughtful!

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  35. Gorgeous papers would be my favorite supply.

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  36. How beautiful! Can't live with out my ink and cuttlebug :)

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  37. Love these! Such a fabulous use of the tags!!

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  38. You are so talented!! I am needing these right now and am so happy you showed this! Now to see if I have enough time!

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  39. ADORABLE!! Love this idea! TFS
    ~~SHARON

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  40. Love all these wonderful ideas

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