Monday, December 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti Dec. Blog Hop! {pretty packages}

Hello and happy holidays!! We are one week into December and I can feel the crunch of the holidays fast approaching. It's December 8......and 8 is GREAT!!! It's time for an Reverse Confetti blog Hop!Today the Confetti Crew is here to give you some great ideas to put your RC goodies to use so you can have lots of pretty wrappings for all your holiday gift giving. 

Hopefully you arrived from Joni's blog. If not be sure to start at the Reverse Confetti Blog so you don't miss any of the beautiful projects the RC Confetti Crew has to share today. Plus if you leave comments along the way (please, do, we loooove to hear what you have to say) you'll have a chance to WIN an RC Gift Certificate. What a GREAT gift for YOU!

I love giving gift cards. I think they are the perfect gift for anyone.  It's always fun to find a festive way to give them. Today I hope  you'll be inspired to make these easy little felt gift card pockets. I used a trio of RC Confetti Cut dies to make them and lots of felt. I love the homemade touch the felt gives to these. 

This first one uses the Love Notes scalloped rectangle, layered with the Class Act rounded rectangle. I added stitching to the red felt pieces BEFORE I adhered it to the scalloped Love Note piece.  

How about a quick How-to! This can totally be a NO SEW project, but I think the stitching adds the perfect handmade touch. 

1. Die cut all your pieces. Here I cut 2 of the Love Note scalloped piece from sno cone felt and      1 Class Act rounded rectangel from Wild Cherry felt. 

2. Layer the red rectangle on top of 1 of the scalloped die cut pieces and run a zig zag stitche around the red felt piece. 

I like to use Fabric Fusion to hold my layers together. I use it sparingly so I don't get any leaking through the felt. Small dots is all you need. 

3.  Add small dots to the backside of each of the scallops along the bottom and up the sides of the Love Note  cut piece. Leave the top open so you can slide your gift card in. Place the second piece of felt on top, lining up the scallops. Set aside to dry. 

4.  Embellish as you see fit. I used the sweet little holly leaves from North Pole Wishes to dress up the corner of my pocket. I tied on some red twine and gave it a little gingham ribbon tab. 

Adding a few little accents can really dress this up. I cut the "for you" from Tag Me, Too. The little holly leaves are from the North Pole Wishes die set. I tucked in a little gingham ribbon tab and tied on some red twine. A trio of sequins add a touch of sparkle.

I didn't stop there. Since I had out the Tag Me, too die out, I thought THAT would make a fun pocket, too. ***IMPORTANT TIP*** always check to make sure your gift card will FIT in the sized die you pick. You can check this by simply placing the card on top of the die. If it doesn't hang over the edge, you are good to go. Always make sure you have a little extra room around the edges so you can adhere the pieces together. 

I used non-traditional holiday colors on this one. I looooove the soft pretty feel of the purple with the cream snowflakes. The Let it Snow confetti cut was a perfect addition to dress up this tag pocket. I used archival black ink to the stamp the Seasonal Sentiments greeting right on the felt. Again, I added stitching BEFORE I attached the layers together. 

I tied on the ribbon and silver twine to finish this one off. Be sure to ONLY tie the ribbon accents onto the front Tag Me, Too piece so you can still slide in your gift card. 

While I had all my RC dies out, I started thinking about 1 more pocket to take. The largest scalloped circle from Circles 'n Scallops jumped out at me. I tested the size of my gift card and it fit! So I went with it. I was a chicken to stitch around the circle, so this one IS a NO SEW pocket. I cut two of the Circle 'n Scallops from kraft felt and adhered them together, being careful to only add the Fabric Fusion adhesive to the bottom 3/4 of the circle. 

I love the Brach Out Tree. It's sooooo sweet all layered up in the felt. Yep, more sequins! I love how the y look like colored lights on the tree. I used a sentiment from Tinsel 'n Trim stamped on the felt with archinval ink. I added some bits of twine to "ground" the words. Since I hadn't sewed on this one, it felt like it needed something. 

I hope you are inspired to pull out your RC stamps and dies and create some festive packaging for your gifts this season. Thanks for stopping by today. 

I'll send you on your way......Jean Manis is up next! 



  1. Lisa, these are gorgeous! Love your use of the felt!

  2. Gift card holders are next on my list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Seriously the cutest things ever! Cute enough to hang on the tree!

  4. These are super cute!! I love that they are made out of felt!

  5. Oh, these are all so fabulous! I love them!

  6. These are fab! Love how you used your felt :)

  7. Your little felt gift-holder tags are absolutely adorable! Super sweet!

  8. Cute cute cute!!!! I adore these felt gift card pockets!!! Great idea! So creative!

  9. So cute - love the felt and all the bits and pieces you added.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  10. Love the idea of using the felt.
    Makes a softer tag or card.
    thanks for sharing a great idea

    I LOVE these!! So CUTE made out of the Felt!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  12. These are so wonderful and cute! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love when use felt, looks so delicate!

  14. These are great gift card holders!

  15. My favorite is the scalloped circle with the jingle bells! Clean and simple design. Very cute!

  16. Wow, these felt tags/gift holders are simply gorgeous!

  17. Very cute--love how you made these out of felt.

  18. So pretty, so clever, so practical. Thanks for all the how to's. Loving this project!

  19. These are gorgeous, Lisa! I need to try making some tags/gift card holders from felt. I just love how you stamped directly on the felt and the beautiful embellishments!


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