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Project

Gift-Wrapped Cards

Introduction

Dressing a card as a present is as easy as tying a bow. These ribbon-tied cards can be decorated as simply or as elaborately as you wish. We added a gift tag to a card tied with pink seam binding; on another, "noel" is spelled out in large letters written in opaque white ink.

 

Materials

  • Card stock folded in half (or a plain store-bought card)
  • Ribbon
  • Utility knife

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Use a utility knife to make a vertical slit the width of the ribbon in the middle of the card's spine (make the slit higher or lower if you want the bow to be off center).

  2. Step 2

    Thread the ribbon through the slit, and wrap it around the front panel of the card as if wrapping a gift; slip a gift tag on the ribbon, if you wish, and tie a bow in front.

Reviews (9)

  • elr94 5 Dec, 2008

    These are so cute! I think I'll make them for my teachers and use gift tags for each one of them! :)

  • awa 5 Jan, 2008

    What a great idea. Love it!

  • mjohnson5 26 Nov, 2007

    So Cute!

    -Merrie
    http://www.RedWineDesign.Etsy.com

  • mjohnson5 26 Nov, 2007

    So Cute!

    -Merrie
    http://www.RedWineDesign.Etsy.com

  • alltheseasons 23 Nov, 2007

    such a wonderful idea! love it!

  • hailinguk 18 Nov, 2007

    Wow what a simple but effective idea. Can't wait to make these for xmas!

  • sho_es 13 Nov, 2007

    so easy and such great results. made a birthday card with a balloon gift tag...huge hit. can't wait to start on the xmas cards

  • sho_es 13 Nov, 2007

    so easy and such great results. made a birthday card with a balloon gift tag...huge hit. can't wait to start on the xmas cards

  • kristinowen 13 Nov, 2007

    I like to make my own cards for people this gives me some great ideas