This past weekend I set up at my final craft show for the season. I'd been wanting to take a digital photo to display online of the tree holding some of my popular pocketbook gift card holders - I finally I remembered to take the camera. The image is on the left. It's not a very clear image however (help!!) - my card display racks are on either side of the tree
I received the tree as a gift from a friend a few years ago - a metal rod that stands about 3 feet with a spiral of wire with circles of wire for displaying cards but I hung the ribbon handles of the "pocketbooks" on them instead. Beforehand, I entwined colored twinkle lights around the wire - and the display attracted many buyers. There's a pocket inside that will hold money or a gift card and I can hand print one of a variety of messages like "Shop til you drop" or "Whoever said money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop!", etc., along with their name! The pocketbooks were created with colored card stock coordinated fabric and ribbon and embellished with glitter and buttons or trinkets and each folds down to fit into a 4 3/4"x6" envelope.
There's also handmade wallets for the guys in your life - the outside is faux suede leather which is top stitched onto card stock and a message of your choice can be printed inside - like "A little $omething just for you". You can view a larger image of these gift card holders or purchase here!
There's a lot out there for giving at Christmastime - but for those who have everything or are hard to buy for, a gift card in a unique holder fills the bill!
I am a fabric artisan who found her passion when most grandmothers are thinking of retiring! Creating fabric greeting cards for more than 20 years, I've accumulated many quotes, quips, puns and sayings which give Kalico Kards character! After sharing my handmade cards successfully at arts and craft shows locally I was encouraged to offer them to others on the world wide web! The fabric designs and the messages on my cards are created to warm the heart and tickle the spirit of their recipient. Doing what I love is an inspiring way to work - it means making new friends and hearing their wonderful comments about how Kalico Kards have inspired their lives. It's a huge motivator. Time passes quickly when you're doing what you enjoy! Log onto my website at www.kalicokards.com and leave me a comment - I'd love hearing from you!