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« on: December 17, 2007 06:10:10 PM »

Any craftsters have any good ideas for wrapping giftcards? I am doing the christmas shopping for my grandma, who is in the hospital and she said just to get everyone gift cards, but I want a creative and simple way to wrap them with her. Shes in the hospital, so I'm thinking easy and little mess...maybe some light hand sewing or paper crafts?
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007 06:29:22 PM »

it would be cute to make little ornaments out of felt or something and have a little pocket for the cards....or make envelopes out of patterned paper!
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007 09:53:38 PM »

Any craftsters have any good ideas for wrapping giftcards? I am doing the christmas shopping for my grandma, who is in the hospital and she said just to get everyone gift cards, but I want a creative and simple way to wrap them with her. Shes in the hospital, so I'm thinking easy and little mess...maybe some light hand sewing or paper crafts?

Agree with felt ornaments - maybe just cut them in the shape of a mitten or a stocking, and just do a simple whip stitch around, or even glue if she's not up to sewing.  Same can be done with cardboard/paper.  I'm sure everyone will understand with her being in the hospital, and be impressed that she would put up the effort to make them a bit special too.

Or, if you both feel up to it, what about making the nugget boxes as posted in the post below, and slipping the card in under the candy?

Or buying the larger candy bars that are wider, like a Hershey bar, and tucking it into the sleeve, or replacing the sleeve with christmas wrap or scrapbook paper, and tucking the card in that - a bit of a surprise tucked in.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007 09:18:02 AM »

Thanks guys. I like the felt ornament idea! I already have all the supplies and it doesn't have to be detail oriented- shes not as dexterous as she used to be. Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007 02:35:36 PM »

I love the felt ornament idea too.  I think you are fabulous to be doing this for your grandma and she sounds like a sweetie too!
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007 06:53:55 PM »

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My grandma is amazing. I recently got letters my (deceased) grandfather wrote to her from the Pacific theater during WWII. And she saved every single one of those little cards that you get when you get flowers, and every post card my dad wrote her from summer camp, including my favorite, the one where she informs my dad that his pet squirrel bit my uncle Terry.  She made me and each of my cousins quilts when we were born and made most of her clothes, so she is very crafty. Once she made the clothes I designed for my Barbies (once, because I wasn't into  Barbies when I was little). She went on safari to Africa when she retired and made me amazing stuffed animals based on the animals she saw...she was your typical cherry-pie grandma, who smells like the pink colored Dove soap. I'm actually really excited to make  these with her because I'm curious how she will get around her limitations. If I figure out how to post picures I will. Still open to suggestions too!

Grandmas are the best.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007 06:30:54 AM »

She certainly does sound amazing.  I love that she was crafty grandma and went on safari too.  The WWII letters are a treasure.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007 06:26:55 PM »

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My grandma is amazing. I recently got letters my (deceased) grandfather wrote to her from the Pacific theater during WWII. And she saved every single one of those little cards that you get when you get flowers, and every post card my dad wrote her from summer camp, including my favorite, the one where she informs my dad that his pet squirrel bit my uncle Terry.  She made me and each of my cousins quilts when we were born and made most of her clothes, so she is very crafty. Once she made the clothes I designed for my Barbies (once, because I wasn't into  Barbies when I was little). She went on safari to Africa when she retired and made me amazing stuffed animals based on the animals she saw...she was your typical cherry-pie grandma, who smells like the pink colored Dove soap. I'm actually really excited to make  these with her because I'm curious how she will get around her limitations. If I figure out how to post picures I will. Still open to suggestions too!

Grandmas are the best.

lol...I wish my Grandma had letters about my dad's pet squirrel biting my uncle.  I'd laugh til I cried. 

How sweet she gave those to you! My Grandma thinks of me when it comes to giving me sentimental things, too. 

You're Grandmother (and Grandfather!) sound like treasures!
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