TCM Reveal Day

~TCM Monthly Reveal Blog Hop~

Welcome!!!
Today is the day we've all be counting down to!

So many beautiful projects to share, lots of inspiration and tons of fun prizes!

If you've arrived from Gayatri's blog, then you're in the right place.
If not, simply head back to TCM for a handy list of all the blogs on this hop...And then grab a cuppa and enjoy! :)

Here are my two creations using the "Lark Additions" stamp set, which just so happens to be this months FREE set with a $50 purchase :)


A couple of felt gift envelopes for very special occasions!


I love gifting certificates and gift cards for special days like birthdays, weddings, and new babies. 
Unlike the olden days, when occasions called for traditional gifts that often times were very purposeful, most of us today have no clue what to gift to our loved ones, as most of us already have more little trinkets than we know what to do with. 

Today, when someone needs or wants something, it is easier than ever to simply go out and buy it, making it very hard to pinpoint what to gift to others...Especially in the way of smaller, meaningful gifts. 
Which is why, besides handmade goodies, a gift card is my next go-to. 
It can be so helpful for those bigger items that are rarely that easy to run out and simply buy, or it can help one pick up something they really need. It really just simplifies the process for the gifter and the recipient. 

I know that some find this to be a rather impersonal gift, but that is why I always make sure that the holder for the gift card is a special little handmade creation, with plenty of thought and warmth to complement the "impersonal" gift :)


So here is the first holder, made of two pockets, one for a message and the other for the gift card. 

It was rather easy to make. I simply folded a single white felt sheet into thirds, and added a third of a colored felt sheet to the front. I sewed the sides together, and cut the flap of the envelope with my pinking shears to create an envelope point.


For the front of the holder, I layered together some lace, a bit of patterned paper, some more felt, and some embellishments. 


I used some vintage ribbon for the flap, along with a star die-cut and button. 

I stamped and cut out the sentiment (from Lark Additions stamp set), and added it to the die-cut heart & button on the front of the holder.


Then I decided to make one more, a bit smaller than the first one, but with all the same elements. 


I added a couple more buttons, and slightly changed the colors, but most of the elements are the same.

{I made this holder the same basic way that the first one was made, except I used a narrower width of felt to make it slightly smaller}


Wouldn't these be so fun to give away?
I can't wait for the next special occasion to arise so I can fill these with gifts and sweet words :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll continue on in the hop and visit Jean's blog next. 


Also, for a chance to win all of the new 5 stamp sets, simply leave a comment on each blog along the hop! The deadline to comment is 9 pm PDT, Wednesday, January 23rd!

Good luck to all and thank you so much for joining me!!!

*Ivana* 

CONVERSATION

49 lovely comments:

  1. very pretty - WOW ---- you gut out the words! wow!
    Sandra ltb

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  2. How beautiful and elegant is this work!!!

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  3. So beautiful, Ivana!! The soft colors and felt really add pizzazz!

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  4. Beautiful! This is pure paper loveliness.

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  5. Love Love all of them...the colours are so soft and elegant..the sentiment are used so nicely !!

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  6. These are absolutely beautiful! SO soft and elegant, they certainly do make a gift card more than just a gift card!!

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  7. So soft, romantic, and delightful!

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  8. WOW..What gorgeous envelopes, so many beautiful details.

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  9. Your felt gift envelopes are such a pretty way to give a gift. I like the soft colors and your embellishments.

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  10. OMG!! This envelope is absolutely fabulous. Love all of the layers. TFS

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  11. Absolutely stunning, such a thoughtful and creative way for gift giving. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  12. These little envelopes are simply lovely. What a sweet way of using the new stamps.

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  13. what beautiful little pockets!! anyone would be thrilled to receive a gift card in one of these!

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  14. LOVE all the feminine pinked edges! Beautiful projects.

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  15. Ivana, those are absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Wow!!!! What beautiful envelopes!

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  17. Oh my goodness Ivana! These are absolutely precious! I love to give and receive gift cards and I am always looking for cute ways to gift them! I absolutely LOVE these! Thanks for the mini tutorial!

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  18. Oh, my! Who wouldn't want to receive a gift card in one of these beauties?? Love them!

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  19. Wow, these are beautiful, love the colours and lace trim :-)

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  20. Beautiful Creation!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  21. very delicate! pretty details :)

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  22. Your gift card holder is something to frame. It's two presents in one. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  23. I agree - gift cards are often my go-to gift, but I have never thought to dress up the envelope in such a beautiful way. Thank you so much for sharing your creativeness with us all.

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  24. Those are the most awesome gift card hoders I have ever seen!

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  25. wow gorgeous! i love how you used the felt for the envelope.

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  26. These are amazing, beautiful, loving all the textures, and your fussy cutting around the words is amazing!

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  27. I love your special envelopes for gift cards! I would be very happy with one!

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  28. Beautiful projects.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Love your projects with soft colors.

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  30. As always Ivana your work is stunning and this is no exception, what a gorgeous gift to receive. Thanks for inspiring!!!

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  31. OH W0W! Forget the gift, just give me the card holder! This is stunning!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  32. What a great way to make gift certificates and gift cards more personal . Very very pretty .Thanks for sharing .

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  33. Holy smokes girl these are Beautiful. I love all of your details. They look so soft too. I am really inspired.

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  34. These are all so gorgeous. Your work is amazing.

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  35. that is just gorgeous! The fussy cutting around the words is amazing!

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  36. Oh my, these are stunning! Love the whites, felt, stitching.. all of it actually! Totally makes up for giving a gift card (which I LOVE to give!) Have a great day

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  37. So, so pretty and very feminine.

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  38. WOW- these are so special! What a lovely gift.

    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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  39. These are some of the most beautiful things I have seen they are such an inspiration as I have just got into paper crafting in 2012.

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  40. I can't say enough times beautiful work Ivana! Love how you emphasized on the words from the stamp set!

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