5.03.2011

Mail your Gift Card in an Altoid tin!

Just after Easter, I saw this cute idea on Cricket's Dashboard where she mailed filled plastic eggs to her nieces and nephews.  But not wrapped, just how they are!  I love it!!  And have been thinking of a way to do something like it without waiting until next year!



Cricket's Dashboard
Then I thought of the Altoid containers, like the one Alpha Mom made here!  She used hers for nuts and bolts with a tool case, but I know I've seen them as gift card holders floating around blogdom!


AlphaMom

So I made one for my MIL who lives out of state!  A gift card was looking like the most likely present...  And I'm going to just tape it up and mail it as is!


If you don't know how to make one of these snobby little gift card holders, it's so easy. Empty an Altoids tin and wipe it out.

The gift card JUST fits inside.


Then I made a little card to place inside.  I layered shredded paper, then the Mimi's Cafe card, then my card.  As you can see from the below picture, I also cut paper to fit the inside lid.  I don't have a picture, but I did it for the bottom of the box too.  Modge Podge worked fabulously to apply it.


I made the top card to act exactly as the label and I'm mailing it out tomorrow, so I'll let you know what it costs.  (But I can't imagine it'll be more than a couple dollars.)


But. 

That's not all!

We have a Mother's Day gift for you too!




This giveaway is open to everyone who is a Mother, or just came from a Mother at some point :)

Giveaway closes at midnight, MST, Thursday, May 5th, 2011

To Enter:

1. Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment.

2.  If you're already a follower, leave a comment that you are.

3.  "Like" us on Facebook and leave a comment that you did.

So you have two chances to enter this contest for a $50 gift card to Target!  How awesome is that!  Thanks to our sponsor, Craft Night.

*this giveaway is closed, but thanks for all your awesome comments!

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51 comments:

Muireann said...

I love your altoids tin - I knew there was a reason I kept them all! I came from a very kind mother who encouraged my creativity. Thanks for the chance to win!

Muireann said...

Oops, forgot to say I follow with Google Reader, I hope this extra comment is ok.

Holiday Snob said...

That's ok Muireann!

GretchenP said...

cute idea! i'm a follower!! :) thanks for the giveaway!

COFFEE. CLEAN. CUPCAKE. said...

love the re-use idea! came out super cute!!

Jennifer said...

So stinkin cute!!

I'm a follower!!

Jennifer said...

And now I'm a Facebook follower too!

Vanessa said...

What a clever idea! I'm a follower of your blog.

Vanessa
HissAndTell@gmail.com

Lauren said...

I also follow your blog and love looking at all your ideas....daily!

Lauren said...

LIked you on fb too. Happy mother's day to you.

AmieAnn said...

I'm a new follower of your blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Hope you will stop by and return the follow @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

AmieAnn said...

I like you on Facebook too as Amie Irwin!

AmAzOn said...

I am a "FOLLOWER"!!

AmAzOn said...

I "LIKE" you on FB!!

Karen said...

I follow!

Karen said...

I like!

the little darlings said...

Cute idea!

Maria said...

I already follow your blog via GFC!

Michelle said...

Im a follower! I LOVE your blog!! And I love target... (hint hint) :)

Jenny H said...

I love it, and I love Target!! I've got a gift to mail tomorrow and I'm totally using this idea!!

Cherished Bliss said...

I'm a new follower! : )

Jeanna said...

New follower. I love love Target!

Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

The Knight Family said...

Of course I am a follower....love your blog!

The Knight Family said...

And.....I "like" you on FB!

SummerV said...

I liked you on facebook.

SummerV said...

I am a follower.

Heather said...

Just came across your blog a week or so ago and love all your ideas and am now following your blog! Thanks for the great chance to win - I love Target!

Heather said...

I also "liked" you on Facebook!

Angie said...

I just found you blog today and I love it! you are so creative. I will be checking back daily to see what creativity you are up to.

Cindy said...

Very creative!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Love the tin and all the little extras inside!

Thanks for the contest!
I'm a new follower!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Jon and Ashlyn Ellsworth said...

I'm a follower and I love Dot and Glitta! You girls rock!

Aimee said...

Your blog is so fun! Thanks for all of the cute ideas. Love the altoid tin. I am now a new follower of your blog. :)

footballmom56wl @gmail.com

Bentleys said...

I am a follower!!!

Suzanna LeCheminant said...

I'm a follower!

Suzanna LeCheminant said...

and i like your fb page :)

Elle Belles Bows said...

I am a follower of you on GFC. Thanks for hosting!

Kerri

JDzJane said...

I'm a follower!

JadesGirl said...

I now follow you on Google Reader. I am a new follower, and I have to say that so far I LOVE your blog!

JadesGirl said...

P.S. i like you on face book, too!

hutch3535 said...

I follow on google account and facebook. I loved the mothers day printable. My mom and dad lost everything in AL tornados last week and the statement "home is where your mom is" means so much more now

L Schelvan said...

I just became a follower. Thanks for the Mother's Day card printables!

At Home With Michelle said...

I luv luv your blog, glad I found it:) I am a follower:)

At Home With Michelle said...

I liked you on Facebook:)

carol said...

I'd love to win. I don't know how to become a follower but will keep trying.

carol said...

I'm a follower now, hope I win!

Mindie said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
Thanks for the giveaway!
mindiepack@gmail.com

Mindie said...

I like you on Facebook.
mindiepack@gmail.com

Sassy Sites! said...

Of course I'm a follower!! xoxo!

Ricki said...

I am your newest follower! :)

What a great idea to use an Altoids tin a mailing container. I never would have thought of that!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Awesome idea for all those Altoid containers! Love it!

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