Do you still need to make a quick gift for someone this year? If so, this might just be the idea for you! I made this card a few days ago, but had to wait to show it to you because it was for my mom and dad. They read my blog regularly, so I didn't want to spoil the surprise.
I made this card using Christmas color fabrics and buttons. The idea is not originally mine, but from Sew Simple Magazine, volume 11. The only thing I did differently was add a star on top. I love this magazine, as there are always such creative projects, and they're simple enough for even the beginner sewer.
Before stitching on my fabrics, I glued them on using a glue stick and let it dry for a while. Everything was done with the zig-zag stitch except for the piece of rick rack, buttons, and star (which was just glued on). I hand-sewed the buttons using white thread. I trimmed the card with pinking shears.
Inside the card, I stitched on a felt pocket for the gift card we bought for my parents. I wrote a simple greeting using a calligraphy pen. On the other side, I glued on a piece of decorative paper to hide all the stitching. That's all there is to it--easy, simple and cute!
Even if you have all your cards and gifts ready, you now have this idea to use next year. Have fun!