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nruio
« on: July 28, 2008 04:38:41 PM »

Help me with some ideas for gifts that can easily be tucked in with Christmas cards. The only idea on my list so far is these little owls - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211630.0 - made as ornaments instead of the garland. What else can you suggest? If you have a link or a photo that would be great!
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bastet
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008 02:14:00 AM »

comes to mind:
-cookie-recipe-card with spice-mix and sugar-decor in extra packages attached
-cocoa-mix and sugar-cane
-small selfmade calender for the next year
-socks, self-knitted
-flat selfmade book with joke-collection
-flat selmade book with selfmade poems
-selfmade tea-variety in selfmade-bags
-a couple of selfmade greetingcards for all occasions (wedding, birthday, baptism, funeral)
-cd with song-collection and selfmade cover
-cd with story-collection/ selfwritten and spoken stories
-cd with photo-collection from the last years holiday/ vacation


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moonablaze
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008 12:00:35 AM »

bookmarks pop to mind as easy and flat.

actually, come to think of it, you could use any technique you like for making a bookmark to make a flat ornament!   like these: http://www.craftideas.info/html/bookmark_tutorial.html
http://learnfinecrafts.com/http:/learnfinecrafts.com/bookmark-of-the-future-contemporary-bookmark-tutorial
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37337.0
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PrincessJasmine
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008 04:27:09 PM »

Bookmarks are a great idea, I liked the ones posted here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260753.0

You can also check out the forum on bookmaking as there are lots of flat mailable things there.

My first thought were some cool fridge magnets.  You can get some flat magnets and decoupage some neat stuff on them.  My husband buys these door magnets for his work trucks, they eventually get warped and don't stay on well, so I cut them up and re-use.  You can procure some that way.  Also my mom is a realtor and she gives away these magnetic calendars, to cut the cost of mailing them, they pop out the inside of the magnets, which gives me lots and lots of them to play around with.  You can put photos on them, or some really mod designs.  For guys, you can do pin-up girls, beer ads, etc..  and girls well anything pretty Smiley  You can get some of those tiny glass beads to accent them, I've mod-podged those before and it works great.

You can also make some mini-calendars, print them out on your computer (templates available at microsoft.com, or google search for calendar templates)... then you can bind them with a coptic stitch (google search that or search here in craftster) and then make some cool covers for them.  I guess you could bind them using staples as well. I've also gone to Big Lots or the dollar store and bought the calendars they sell there, then put a cool looking home-made cover on it.

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