Sunday, March 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas {Deck the Halls and Fa la la la la} gift card holders and key wristlets

Well, it's the 25th and that means it is time for a new "Keeping Christmas" blog hop! Can I just say how fun it is doing this with friends?!? I am so happy to have such a fabulous group of ladies on this hop...and without further adieu...here is the lineup!
Lesley Croghan (out this month)


For my project this month, I decided to work on something that always becomes a last minute scramble every.single.year.no.matter.what! LOL! My daughter usually comes home from school, like the day before winter break, in a panic exclaiming that she needs X amount of gifts for friends! By this point, I am DONE....D.O.N.E. So...I decided to get those out of the way TODAY! YAY ME! She will be a Sophmore by Christmas {did I really just type that?..eek} and she will have lots of friends getting their driver's licenses or already driving. She has a summer birthday, so I don't have to face that reality for another year and more! Anywho...I made some fabric key wristlets and gift card holders that attach to the key ring portion. I am planning on buying the gift cards now as well, because I have more money now than I will in December! Ha Ha!

I found a fabulous pack of fat quarters at Wal-mart of all places, with this fabulous metallic detailing. It came with an assortment of 5 different fabrics, so I decided to make 10 in total, 2 of each design. If you are interested in hearing more details about the actual key wristlets, you can check it out on Thimbles and Thread.I thought the fabrics seemed teen-eque and something that her friends would like...neutral, but with a pop of metallic glitz!

For the gift card holder, I scored 3 different pieces of cardstock at 4 1/2 inches lengthwise.  I cut them at 3 inch intervals width wise to get 3 gift cards from one piece of cardstock. Once they were folded in half, I ended up by chopping them down to 3 1/2 inches so that you can see the gift card poking out of the half circle at the top. I would hate for a friend to not realize that it isn't just a tag and throw the gift card away! I used a circle punch to punch out the portion at the top. I used Hibiscus BurstSpring Moss and Ripe Avocado cardstock for an unconventional, but fun, Christmas combination.

I used the Deck the Halls Die cuts to cut all of the pieces that I would need for the wreaths. Once that was done, I stamped them using the Deck the Halls stamp set. I also embossed the sentiment in silver powder to add in the silver in the fabric. There are two different styles of bows, so I decided to make two different variations of the gift card holders. The ones with the longer bows say "Deck the Halls". The ones that say "Fa la la la la" have the short bows and I added an embossed detail using the Window Works Die. I didn't actually die cut it, but used the tan embossing mat to just add an embossed impression. I used it as it was intended on THIS card, if you're interested in seeing it die cut. I used the square one for today's project.

I adhered the wreaths to the gift card holders using foam squares for dimension. 

I used some Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops here and there for some added interest! I hope you enjoyed today's post! Thanks for fluttering by! 

P.S. I added the instructions for the boxes that I shared on last month's Keeping Chrismtas post that you can see HERE



11 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

WOW! Such Fun and I'm thinking I wish I had one of those. I will definitely be checking out your other post on how to make those! Such a great idea!

Claire Broadwater said...

Kelly, these are amazing! The girls will LOVE them! Such a creative idea! Always love all your fabulous creations! Have a wonderful week! XX

harrahx2 said...

Great idea Kelly. And very cute!

Marcia HIll said...

These are SOOOO darn cute Kelly!! Wish I'd had this idea when my girls were younger as they would have made perfect gifts!! Have to keep this one in mind for when my granddaughter gets older, but I think I'll enjoy her being only 3 for awhile longer!! :0)

Debbie said...

Oh Kelly such a clever idea and so very cute! Deck the Halls is one of my favorite PTI sets.

katrynka said...

That metallic fabric is fabulous! Such a good idea to get ahead on the little gifts AND on buying the gift cards too!!

Nance said...

Wow, Kelly! These are amazing! Very clever gifts!

Kim Heggins said...

These are so cute and very clever!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so darling, Kelly! Such a perfect idea for a new flock of drivers. And so true about having more money in March than December! Hahaha.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful creations, what a fantastic idea.

Matr Boomie said...

Parents can increase their children to making handmade gifts. It is less expensive and more attractive gift cards on birthday, Christmas and many other occasions. We also have collection of homemade gifts for different occasion.