Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

I hope you are all coping with your preparations for the big day!
As usual, apart from the obvious Getting Ready for Christmas Day stuff, I've found a couple of crafty type things I'd forgotten about.  Like a card for hubby, for instance....ooops!
That's done now and I'll show it in a day or two. Today I'm sharing a few voucher/gift card/magazine subscription presentation things I've made in the last couple of days - Last Minute Minnie strikes again!
- but maybe if you're the same you're still looking for some quick ideas and these might help
The first are three variations on the same theme - a three fold piece of Bazzill with some sort of pocket on the central section to hold the card or voucher.
I've made two creases down each end of the long side card about 3mm apart - this means there's room for the gift card pocket without it all looking a bit squashed.  I hope that makes sense.
1. i-tunes card holder
I made a pocket to hold the gift card using a long piece of paper.  The string goes right round and the ends tie through an eyelet hole on the flap.  The "belly-band" holds it all closed.
2.  Magazine Gift Card holder:
My uncle's magazine subscription comes with a postcard type gift card, so I made a really simple pocket to hold it in the centre section of this gift wallet.
3.  Magazine Renewal
I used some leftover die cuts from the last lot of Christmas cards I made on the front of this wallet.  It looked a bit bare so I glitttered the front section.  The little renewal card was made using Ppaint Shop Pro, then printed  out and attached to the inside of the card - the circles are Card Candy from Creative Treasures.  The wallet is held together with ribbon
3.  New Magazine Gift Subscriptions
For these I bought the current issue of the magazine, scanned the cover and used a bit of Paint Shop Pro magic to change the wording on the scanned image.  I used the clone brush tool to remove the existing wording, then added my new text.  I resized the entire image, printed it out then glued it to a "sleeve" of paper that goes right around the front of the magazine.
You have to look closely to see the message though - another time I'll just print the "new" cover off full size.  Never mind, it amused me!
Somehow I don't think I'll be blogging tomorrow so I'll wish you all a Very Happy Christmas now.  I hope all your Christmas wishes come true and that you and your family enjoy a very special time together.


Allison said...

have a wonderful Christmas

Janice said...

ooh clever idea with the magazines Kathy, I might have to steal that!
You are such a last minute minnie, I think you would always leave something for that last moment.

Traceyr said...

What a great idea Kathy and I wish you and your husband a very Happy Christmas and New Year too.


lisa said...

Hi Kathy
I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and Santa brought you all that you had on your wish list.
Sending you lots of good wishes for a very Happy New Year. I hope 2011 is a good one for you.
hugs Lisax

Hazel said...

Love the idea with the magazines - you are so good with this kind of thing x

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Such a clever idea Kathy. One I might borrow for next year if you don't mind? Happy new year

Laura x

Anonymous said...

I love the ideas you have Kathy.

Hope you had a great Christmas.

Wishing you all the best for 2011.

Lisa xoxo

Saskia said...

Happy 2011!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Enfys said...

Hi Kathy,
Just popped over to say I will miss all you funkies, but I will keep in touch and pop over here to see you,
En xx

Jackie said...

Ooh you clever devil :) They are great.

I hope you both had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a very happy new year. xx