Giveaway & Beautiful Way To Wrap A Gift Card Or Money

Wrapping A Gift Card

200th StoneGable Post Giveaway:
I am celebrating my 200th post with a giveaway! Help me celebrate!

Since we are in the hot DOG days of summer, how about a cool teat of a giveaway? I am giving away a Cuisinart Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Maker. Make your favorite icy treats in 20 minutes in this 1 1/2 quart, fully automatic maker! I love mine and use it all the time! One lucky winner will too!

There are 3 easy ways to enter. You can enter all three times!
1~Enter by leaving a comment on this post. If you do not have a blog~ please leave a comment~ and check back to see if you have won!
2~Enter by becoming a follower or letting me know that you already are a follower.
3~Enter by posting this giveaway on your blog!

StoneGable’s 200th post giveway ends Wednesday July 14, 2010 at midnight EST and the winner will be announced on Thursday July 15 in the evening.

Wrapping A Gift Card:

Giving people gifts is a great joy in life! And getting them isn’t bad either! I always struggle with giving people a gift card or money. Preferring to give a personal gift that delights the recipient, I am constantly on the lookout for the perfect gift! But it is important and necessary to know the givee’s likes and taste.

However, this is not always possible. And in the case of a wedding or graduation a monetary gift might be VERY appreciated.
 So somethimes I say, thank goodness for gift cards and money gifts.
But how do we present a gift card or money in a way that shows that we spent some time and thought in the gift giving process? Most of us slip it into a card. Not that doing so is a bad thing… it’s just doesn’t make too much of a fuss! I think gift cards and money should be presented like the gifts they truely are. Wrapped up and tied with a bow!
 Here is a creative way to wrap gift cards and money.
Little Lunchbox Gift Box:
little lunchbox from craft store
wired ribbon
silk flower
flower stickers
alphabet stickers
sparkles
glue gun
wire cutters
scissors
Use wire cutter to cut the stem off of a flower. Cut it all the way flush with the back of the flower. If needed glue layers of flower together. Glue sparkles in the center of flower.
Using a craft lunchbox, glue flower to the front of the lunchbox.

Glue ribbon around the side edge of the lunchbox. Emblish with stickers and sparkles. This is a girly gift!

Use alphabet stickers and write a message on the back of the lunchbox. Embellish with stickers and sparkles.
Tie with a ribbon.
Wouldn’t this be adorable done as a honeymoon suitcase for a bride and groom? Write “Honeymoon Money” on the back.

Or done in the colors of a HS graduates college using the initials of their new school and mascot? A gift certificate to the bookstore would be a thoughtful gift.

I often give my friends  and family homemade gift certificates for food or parties. A little lunchbox would be so perfect to hold the certificate.

Remember to fill the inside of the lunchbox with tissue paper, crinkled shredded paper, or confetti along with the gift certificate or money. You could even write a little message on the inside lid!
How cute!

This little embellished tin could also hold jewerly, socks, candy and many other small items.

Be a creative gift giver!

Today I am highlighting Marcia at Vintage French Hen! What a pretty blog she has. And  for PS she is featuring a lovely tablescape! Go visit and show her some pink love! Click HERE to visit!
I am participating in Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound hosted by Beverly. If you love pink… or creative posts…or bloggers… or… go visit! Click HERE to visit!

Comments

  1. says

    OMGosh, this is the ca-utest little box. You did an amazing job on it. I’ve noticed this “way with things” that you have…everything you touch turns to PRETTY. I love this idea and can’t wait to see if I can find some of these little lunch boxes at our local craft stores. May can order them online?? We give our grands money or gift cards a lot and this is a perfect way to make them seem more like a gift. Thanks so much for the idea.

    OOO, I am about to pitch a hissy fit for this amazing giveaway of yours. We would use it…a LOT.
    I am a follower and I will post your giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks, Yvonne, for the generous chance to win.

    xo bj

  2. says

    I love this idea, and plan to use it! I see it has my name on it, so you must have made it for me :-) I’m joining an ice cream social this weekend on a blog, and will post your giveaway.

  3. Anonymous says

    I absolutely love reading your blog. I wish I could win something…. anything! But I really like the ice cream/yogurt maker.
    Beth Thomas

  4. says

    Oh, my! An ice cream maker sounds especially fabulous today since I’m on a waiting list to get my AC repaired and it’s supposed to hit 95 today – ICK!

  5. says

    OH WOW!!! Your blog is fantastic. I don’t even know where to begin!?! Everything is so beautiful. You put Martha Stewart to shame.

    I’m your newest follower after seeing you on Tickled Pink. I’ve got to get some of that pie in a jar. Hope you’ll come over and stay a little while at our place!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s for Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

  6. says

    This is really a wonderful idea. I, too, have struggled with how to present gift cards with thoughtfulness. As always, many thanks for sharing with us. Every time I “visit” I know I’ll take away something special.

    Best,
    Bonnie

  7. says

    What a creative and beautiful idea! I’m going to look for these little lunch boxes next time I head into the city…thanks for the inspiration. Oooo I’d love a chance at that icecream maker! Have a wonderful day…..Maura :)

  8. says

    What a fabulous idea for wrapping a gift card!!! And this post couldn’t have come at a better time, b/c my daughter has a birthday party tomorrow and guess what the pressie is? I’m so going to do this tonight! Thanks for sharing!! It’s so adorable.

  9. says

    I have been following your blog for some time now and I am always amazed with your creativity- putting the tin lunch box on my ever growing craft list (Christmas in July).

    Waiting for Lauren to wake up to show her your cute gift box. Hoping she will copy yours and I won’t have to caution her to restrain herself from using everything on one box.

  10. says

    I love your lunchbox idea. My friend is getting married in October and he loves Spiderman. It would be fun to find him a vintage Spiderman tin and place his gift card inside. Thanks for the idea!!
    And what a fun fun giveaway! I would love to be entered! My girls would have a blast making ice cream!

  11. says

    Yvonne,

    Congrats on your upcoming 200th post. What a great giveaway!!!!

    Love the lunch box. Sure beats a gift card in an envelope.

    Didn’t know you loved Cosmos. Next time I’ll call. Bit of a trip though.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. says

    This is so cute! I cannot wait to use this idea! You have done it again!

    I got inspired last night to make some ice cream. I so need this ice cream maker! Mine is just one step above the old style churn cranky type. 3 hours later the kids had ice cream. 3 hours of the bitty one standing over it saying “isn’t it done yet”?

    See I knew that you would have organized clutter! I too have every single paper that the kids have done in school. While yours are all organized and categorized, mine are just put into whichever box is closest to the stairs at the time! I think we need a giveaway to start it off. Wouldn’t that be fun?

  13. says

    Hi Yvonne, I feel privileged that you are featuring me on your blog! Your blog is just fabulous; the woman in a previous comment nailed it on the head, you DO put Martha to shame! Thanks for my “plug”, so glad we found each other!
    Marcia@vintagefrenchhen

  14. says

    oh whooooooooo , I almost missed this. I am a follower too! I wouldn’t do ice cream cause I would have to do low fat. But I guess something else could be made, right?

  15. says

    Yvonne, that’s such a cute idea! Congrats on your 200th post. Because I have won several giveaways, I feel it is only fair to give someone else my chance. I don’t want to mess up your count, and I almost didn’t post. But I wanted to drop by and wish you a Happy Pink Saturday…

    XO,

    Sheila

  16. says

    Love the little gift box. Very sweet and creative. I would love to win the give away. I am a follower and I will post this on my blog , so please do enter my name 3 times. :)
    Blessings~
    Gwen

  17. says

    Yvonne, what an incredibly generous & useful giveaway, it’s wonderful & I think I would use it all the time, too. I would follow you anywhere as you know. And, of course, I’m delighted to post about it on my blog. Now, this lunchbox idea is SIMPLY SPLENDID! This is a fabulous idea, very cute, pretty, useful & convertible to any occasion. Truly wowed. xx’s

  18. says

    Congratulations on your blog success, Yvonne. It is one of my favorite places to visit.

    And, thank you for the opportunity to win. My husband has been telling me about this exact piece. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    I love, love, love what you have done with this lunchbox. What a great idea! And, you have made this one so pretty.

    Thank you for your kind words. You made my day. I have my Limoges boxes scattered through the house – wherever I think one looks nice. I do have a few “kitcheny”/food ones in an antique cabinet in our breakfast room. I promise to gather them all together for a photo shoot one day soon. I’ll have to go on a hunt through the house.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

  19. says

    Oops, I forgot to say 1) I’m leaving a comment, 2) I’m a devoted follower and 3) I have your giveaway noted on my blog post.

    I decided to cross my toes, too.♥

  20. says

    Bonjour Yvonne,
    Fabulous idea. I give alot of gift cards and money cards and always feel it is a big let down to hand over the envelope! Now I have the perfect solution!
    From one of the comments above, you do put Martha to shame!
    Bon week-end,
    Mimi

  21. says

    Love love love the little lunchbox! quite a nice idea :)
    I make prayer boxes and give them to people or, sometimes, just leave them places for people to find, and this would be a wonderful idea to snatch from you…I mean, borrow and modify ;)
    Happy pink saturday

  22. says

    Hi Yvonne! What a fabulous gift idea! I love it… Who wouldn’t want to receive something in this sweet lunchbox…
    and
    I love your “honeymoon” idea… or any vacation/trip gift for that matter!
    Blessings always!
    ~Maria

  23. says

    I posted yesterday that I would be thrilled to win, and yep today I would still be thrilled! I am follower–Yay Me!

    Thanks for the gift card gift wrap idea. I normally don’t give gift cards because it they sometimes lack that happy punch of surprise, but your cute decorative box will certainly make it easier and fun!

    Mary
    .•:*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•.

  24. says

    That is beautiful!! If I received a box like that done up in my home’s colors, I might like it even better than the gift card..

    Thank you for sharing your creativity.

    Blessings,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  25. says

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading through your posts knowing I’m not going to be bombarded with advertising on every page. When bloggers started letting advertising take over their blogs, it was a sad day. Any way to make a buck, comes to mind. Thank you for not succumbing to that incidious practice. Jackie

  26. says

    Hi Yvonne! thank you for visiting my new blog and for giving me such wonderful encouragement. I’m not sure if I was more worried that people wouldn’t read it or that they would! this little lunch box is such a great idea–I never like giving gift cards because they seem so impersonal, but this solves the problem and lets them know you made a effort! Thanks for the good idea! Linda

  27. says

    What a pretty way to give a gift card or something small…. much better then a money card or plain box,,, I will file this in my memory box,, thanks for sharing such a cleaver idea….

    Hugs;
    Alaura

  28. says

    That is adorable! I am going to a bridal shower tomorrow and I am giving a small gift and a check! SO much better than having to return something, or worse, giving them something they won’t use!

  29. says

    What a fun way to wrap a gift card! so cute…and it already has my name on it! lol I didn’t know about little lunch boxes…I am going to check that out! Please put my name in the hat for your generous giveaway! Happy weekend…hugs…Debbie

  30. says

    Hi Yvonne! Oh, what a wonderful giveaway~ Please enter my tiny name and I’m a follower!
    Now the little suitcase tin sprucing up idea is so cute! What a great way to present a gift card or even some money!
    Be a sweetie, and thank you for your kind comments to me,
    Shelia ;)

  31. says

    Darling idea, Yvonne!
    I so hope I win! My kids would LOVE having this in the house…Shawn and I would to. It would be put to good use here!
    ~Smiles, Nancy

  32. says

    Hi Yvonne, Congrats on your 200th post. I can’t wait to see the next 200! What a great idea for a gift card…absolutely adorable. Please enter me in your giveaway. My ice cream maker was broken in our last move.
    Hugs, Sherry

  33. Lisa says

    Love your blog. I know it’s been said in other comments, but….OMG… Martha Stewart is old news when you’re around! Your recipes and decorations and tablescapes are to die for! Love your photography and recipes!

  34. says

    Hi Yvonne
    Wat a creative idea! I give our grandkids money and that would be such a cute way of making it look like something. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am signing up to be a follower too.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  35. says

    Your embellished lunch box is so cute and there are so many ways that they could be decorated for a variety of different tastes. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

  36. says

    Congratulations to your 200th post full of nice ideas and splendid receipes. I am a follower already and enjoy this. But I am not sure if I can participate because I am not in USA.
    Greetings, Johanna

  37. says

    What a sweet give away! Congrats on your 200th post. Your blog is truly inpirational!

    Now just how cute is this little lunch box!! I so have to make one. Thank you for sharing ;0)

    Happy belated Pink Saturday!

  38. says

    Happy Pink Saturday Yvonne and congrats on your 200th Post. I just celebrated my 2nd Year Anniversary and 200th post in May and it’s so hard to believe how fast time flys by here in blog land:) The gift box is adorable and I always look at these lttle tin lunch boxes in the stores and want one in every color. Sure would love to win the ice cream maker with all this 90/100 degree weather we’ve been having here in the Carolinas! Have a great week, fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

  39. says

    Yvonne, your pics just amaze me! Just like out of a magazine, you are really good with that camera. I’d love to know what kind you have. I just bought my first big girl Canon camera.

    And I’d love to win your giveaway prize. I love ice cream & yogurt & would have a ball with this little thing.

  40. says

    I love the little lunch box for the gift card! I usually give gift cards to my children’s teachers for Christmas. I think presentation is everything, and I think the packaging of the gift is so important! I will plan to do these this year for all the teachers! Thank you for the great idea!

  41. says

    This is such a cute, wonderful idea! I am always struggling to figure a way to make a gift card PERSONALIZED! This is PERFECT! You have such a BEAUTIFIL, creative way of presenting anything: food or gifts! Thanks so much, I am going to look for these at Michael’s! XO, Pinky

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *