Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

The winner of this hop is Barbara Macrowen .  Please contact Einat Kessler to claim your $100 Visa Gift Card prize.  Congrats!

 Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

last-minute-gift-ideas-blog-hopHello Friends! Are you ready for the holidays?  Do you need some last minute gift ideas?  Well, I’m here to invite you to join the Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop.  My Graphic 45 teammate Einat Kessler has rounded up  a great group of talented designers.  We were each asked to create a quick and easy project and tutorial to share with you.  There are so many great ideas coming your way!

Along with all this crafty inspiration, you could also win a great prize!  Visit all the blogs participating in the hop, At the end of this post I’ll tell you how  you can be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card. No matter where you live, you are eligible to win the prize! Woo-hoo!  If you’re not a follower of my blog, I’d love for you to sign up, but it’s not required to win. Let’s get hopping!

Quick and Classy Pop Up Gift Card Holders Video Tutorial with Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol

last-minute-gift-ideas-blog-hop-a-christmas-carol-pop-up-gift-card-holder-a-christmas-carol-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1I don’t know about you, but no matter how much planning I do, I always end up with the need for a last minute gift.  And a last minute gift generally means a gift card.  These little pop up gift card holders can be made in about 15-20 minutes using basic supplies that you already have on hand.  In fact, I used scraps from Graphic 45’s A Christmas Carol paper collection.  I made two versions, one more masculine and one more feminine, but both are made the exact same way.

Here’s a peek at the finished Pop-Up Gift Card Holders.

last-minute-gift-ideas-blog-hop-a-christmas-carol-pop-up-gift-card-holder-a-christmas-carol-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2last-minute-gift-ideas-blog-hop-a-christmas-carol-pop-up-gift-card-holder-a-christmas-carol-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3See how fun these are?  The gift card fits in a small envelope that pops up when the holder is opened.  There’s also room to tuck in a small note card where you can add your own holiday greetings. A ribbon closure holds everything shut. Quick and classy and easy peasy to make!


YouTube Video Tutorial for Quick and Classy Pop Up Gift Card Holder

I’ve prepared a YouTube Video tutorial so you can learn how to make these yourself.  As a little Christmas gift, I did not edit out all my little “bloopers” so you’ll get to enjoy some gaffes and goofs in this video.  It’s good for you to know that there are no mistakes in crafting…just learning opportunities.  (That’s my line, and I’m sticking to it!)

Now, on with the show!

Hop Along in the Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop and WIN

Here’s a list of the blogs in this hop:

OlaPatti ♥ Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ AlexandraSandyGloria PamEinatKeren

Terry Katelyn Einat KesslerSusanStephEileen Hull RitaMahe

Comment to win!

You have plenty of chances to enter the drawing for the $100 Visa gift card .  Hop now until midnight Saturday, December 24th.  You can enter on just ONE blog, but your chances will be better if you enter on each participating blog. Everyone is eligible win whether you are a US or International follower.

The winner of the $100 Visa gift card will be announced on on Sunday, Dec 25th. 

In order to win, leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite, “can’t live without it” craft supply or tool.

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Thanks for hopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each of you!







56 thoughts on “Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

  1. Sharon Parks

    I posted a minute ago on your amazingly beautiful creations! Can’t wait to see more!! ~~SHARON

  2. Sharon Parks

    It’s so GORGEOUS! What an amazing talent you possess! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations! ~~SHARON

  3. Diane Lynne Clemen

    This is such a stunning card….I want to make one. I cannot live without my Sizzix Tool in One.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Wendy! It’s a gorgeous paper collection: Graphic 45 “A Christmas Carol.” Now you have me wondering what Cutterbees are??? I’m going to have to go look. Merry Christmas!

  4. Lesley Pyle

    Kathy, I adore your work and I always get excited when I receive an email letting me know you’ve published a new guide in Snapguide!!! I can’t live without my WRMK paper trimmer! It’s excellent! Merry Christmas x

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Lesley! That just makes my whole day. My heart is to inspire and educate, so that really means a lot to me. Merry Christmas!

  5. sidbear

    I love this pop up gift card – such an awesome gift idea! Thank you for this 🙂 I’m in love with Graphic 45 papers! Paper cutter and scissors are my “can’t live without” tools 🙂

  6. Becca Yahrling

    Wow, this is fantastic! Going to have to try & make one of these.
    I can’t live without all the awesome paper in my stash!

  7. Suzanne

    These are so vintage. I love them. I can’t live without gesso and matte medium. Seems to be the base of everything I do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Helen

    My favorite, “can’t live without it” craft supply is paper. . .I probably have more than I’ll ever use! So, of course, my favorite “can’t live without it” tool is my paper cutter! I’ll be using both on this great gift card card idea.

  9. soozyb2013

    Gee whiz I have to choose one? I would have to say scissors, they “fix” so much stuff. lol
    Lovely card and gift card holder! You always make my eyes sparkle with your talents Kathy.

  10. Metal Turi

    That is so cool, thanks for sharing.
    My favorite “can’t live without” craft supply is beautiful papers and card-stock.

  11. Pattie Jns

    Thank you Kathy, for the idea of a last min. gift and the video to show us how to do ti. You make it so easy. now to do it. Beautiful paper too thanks again….have a good week-end

  12. Cathy Frailey

    My favorite “can’t live without it” item is Mod Podge. There are so many different types now and since I’m a decoupager, I live and breathe that stuff!

  13. Teresa Doyle

    A great video tutorial Kathy. Such a beautiful gift card.
    My fav. (can’t live without) craft tool is my Tonic paper cutter. Without that my projects would take a LOT longer to make! LOL

  14. Carol

    I can’t live without pearls, ribbon and butterflies. Love them all and the so come in handy for happy accidents. Add to that inspiration and motivation and I’m happyx

  15. Vickie

    its so had to pick but to me beautiful papers are an inspiration and a must, my Misti, Big shot, Dies are all meaningless with out gorgeous paper.

  16. Carol Sterenstein

    The one thing I simply cannot live without is my Big Shot. Without it, I’m dead in the water. I have watched several versions of “A Christmas Carol” this week and I LOVE the theme for the pop up gift card holder! Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Barb Macaskill

    My favorite “can’t live without” craft supply is glitter and my watercolors!! They are a necessary part of life!! Thanks for the chance to be a winner!
    I love that the gift card holder is a pop up! It adds to the fun!! TFS!

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