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Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi

By Midwesterngirl @MidwesternGirl5
Hello, hello, everyone!
If you're anything like me, you struggle with what to give your older kids for smaller holidays, like Valentine's Day. Items from the Target Dollar Spot just don't seem to cut it anymore, and you (read, I...) don't want to buy expensive gifts, just for the sake of having something to give them.
So, gift cards it is! 
And truthfully, it's all they really want anyway, sooooo...
But tossing them a naked little square of plastic really isn't my thang, so this year's Valentine's Day gift cards are getting a little fancy packaging.
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
Heidi's new Handmade by Heidi Kits (available now on include some of the most wonderful stationery and embellishments...especially perfect for creating my gift-card holders.
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
To start, I grabbed some of my favorite things from the collection...
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
Next, using my 1" hole punch, I notched out a little semi-circle from each of the front pages of my cards. 
Then I stitched along the bottom and up the right-hand side of each card, creating a pocket.
NOTE: If you don't have a sewing machine, or would prefer not to use it, you can always use a tape runner to seal your edges together.
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
I typed up little notes for each of the kids on some white cardstock, then I attached a mix of tags and acrylic embellishments to the top using some of the string included in each Tag Kit.
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
I slipped each card into the pocket I created, letting the tags hang over the front...
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...and added each gift card to the pocket.
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
Then I decorated each envelope a bit with pieces from the Embellish Kits.
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
Finally, I tucked each card/pocket/giftcard/tag bundle into its respective envelope, sealed them up and set them be opened on February 14. 
I hope they love them...
Valentine's Day | Handmade by Heidi
You can find everything I used for this project right now at
Thank you so much for stopping by!
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