Gift Card Holder

This is one of my favorite ways to wrap a gift card.

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I've got a stash of these pillow boxes from oriental trading company.

They are really inexpensive and I just add them to my shopping cart when I'm making an order for something else.

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They come flat like this, and I just glue some scrapbook paper/ ribbon/ whatever
to them to quickly dress them up!
After it dries I fold along the pre-scored lines and it pops into a pillow box.

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I usually put some sort of filler inside that matches the paper.
This was rafia, but I usually use paper shreds.
And then I put in a gift card. Target might be the best kind of gift card to get!
There is always something I want at Target!

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I gave these to my kids' teachers, ballet teachers, you name it. But the possibilities really are endless...

Any fun paper can make a good birthday gift card holder!
It's fun for kids, because it looks more exciting than a card.

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Here's a baby gift version:
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And probably the easiest thing to do is to cover it with wrapping paper. Then my gift card wrapping can match the other wrapping under the tree. Same bow and all.

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Kathryn makes fun of me for having the same gift wrap for every single present under my tree.
It changes from year to year, but each year, there is only one. Is this a problem?

She jokes that she's going to put messy gifts for my kids under my tree to mess up my wrapping mojo!

What can I say, it simplifies the gift wrap shopping and I just thrive with some continuity in my life!

She thrives with variety and creativity and says she would die of boredom if her gifts were all the same.
I do admit a variety of cute wrapping looks good.
(At other people's houses).

I can be creative for other people's gifts, but as for me, only one of these gift boxes is going under my tree.

3 comments:

  1. okay you win for prettiest presents..i love the gift card idea, never thought of putting them in a creative pillow box, i need to check out that oriental trading site! I have some gift cards to give this xmas so I think I will try this with the paper and bows and such..by the way..you make awesome bows..how do you make them????? like the gift bows, the big ones on your christmas gifts?

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  2. Just found this blog today by accident....you are my Hero! I am soooo picky about how I wrap things. My wrapping paper, bows and gift bags always go along with the colors or theme of my house and tree at Christmas. Love this gift card idea!!

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