Monday, September 26, 2011
I was standing in line at a store and noticed the not-so-cool gift card envelopes on display and a lightbulb went off in my head. I could make some that would be fun and interesting and for a great price. The gift card envelope I saw was $4. I think that's a great price for mine, too!
So I came home and immediately started playing around with making a gift card envelope. It took me a few hours to get this one made - so at $4 each I wouldn't be making much money per hour! BUT now that I've put one together that I like, I could certainly make them a bit faster.
The best part of the gift card is that I incorporated a portion of one of my photos on the back. For the recipient, I bet the best part would be the gift card! I just hope that the gift card holder gets passed along for years and years.
This specific holder was made from a security envelope, scrapbook paper, a photograph, a cut out image from a soft drink cup, a scanned image of a baggage tag and a cut out from an aviation map. Oh and lots and lots of sewing thread. I think a velcro dot will be placed on the tab so that it can be kept closed. I can't quite decide if I want it to be fastened closed or just left as is.
When I get a few more made I'll put them for sale on Etsy. I think a dozen would be a good start. Better get back to the sewing room!
I went to Daytona Beach this weekend with my husband, that's why I have been absent so many days in a row. It was nice going back. I do miss Daytona. More on that later!
Hope you have a great day!