Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

Are you ready for the holidays?
Do you need some last minute gift ideas?
We invite you to join the Last Minute Gift Ideas blog hop with a great group of talented designers. Hop from blog to blog and find easy, fast and amazing last minute gift ideas!
You can also win a great prize! Visit all the blogs participating in the hop, leave a comment and you can win a $100 Visa gift card!
Here’s my last minute gift idea–a mini album gift card holder!


It’s getting closer and closer to the holidays and if you find that you need something cute and quick for a gift, this idea might just be what you need. Not only is this a gift card holder but it is also a mini album to tuck in a purse to show off favorite holiday photos. I’ve made two of these–one out of coin envelopes and a second one out of card stock in case you don’t have or can’t find the envelopes.  Both versions are super easy and so fun to make.

This one is made out of the coin envelopes…






And the next one is made out of card stock…





mini-gift-card-album-14I have a tutorial video to show you how to make both of these versions.

Mini Album Gift Card Holder

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You have plenty of chances to enter to win the $100 Visa gift card each day of the hop, on any of the participating blogslisted below.  Click on each designers name for the link to their blog and their last minute gift idea.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog today.  The winner of the $100 Visa gift card will be announced on on Sunday, Dec 25th.

Happy Crafting!

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77 comments on “Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

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  2. Carol Sterenstein on said:

    How absolutely lovely! The mini album is such a great way to display various papers from the collection. Love it!

    The one thing I cannot live without for crafting is my Big Shot. It’s the basis of just about everything I design.

    Thanks for a chance to win! And happy holidays.

  3. Anat Weksler on said:

    Beautiful gift card holder.
    Can’t do without my bigshot

  4. its so had to pick but to me beautiful papers are an inspiration and a must, my Misti, Big shot, Dies are all meaningless without gorgeous paper.this is such a cute idea my granddaughter wants to make some of these for her friends at school tomorrow!!!

    • sandytrefger on said:

      It is hard to pick just one favorite tool! I’m thrilled your granddaughter will be making some of these for her friends! Good luck with the chance to win the gift card 🙂 !

  5. Carol Edwards on said:

    Hello Sandi lovely gift ideas for a gift card, pretty and useful too. My favourite crafty needs are embellishments of pearls ribbons and butterflies.

  6. Jean Bullock on said:

    Wonderful gift card holder. I love it. Watched the video. You did a great job on it.

    I can’t live without my craft knife!

  7. Hallell on said:

    Aww so beautiful and lovely quick gifts for the holidays ! I love the colors way you did that. Thank you!

  8. Ina Good on said:

    Lovely mini album

  9. barb macaskill on said:

    LOVE both of these but my favorite one is the cardstock one! The Poinsettia is darling!!
    My “can’t live without” craft supply is glitter and watercolors! They are necessary to breathe and create!! TFS!

  10. Cathy Frailey on said:

    Those mini albums are a cool idea, even for birthdays and anniversaries!

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thanks Cathy! Yes, these little mini album gift card holders would be fabulous for any occasion. Good luck with the contest!

  11. These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Your mini album gift card holders are adorable Sandy! Love the idea of making it an album but also having it be able to hold a gift card!

  13. What a sweet idea.

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  15. Ola Khomenok on said:

    Very beautiful!

  16. Pattie Jns on said:

    Very pretty, books to share or keep all the Christmas memories.

  17. Margie Malone on said:

    I would put my grandsons’ Christmas pictures in it!!

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Margie, that would be a fabulous way to showcase your grandsons’ Christmas photos! Thanks for your comment and good luck with the contest!

  18. Thank you for sharing.
    My favorite “can’t live without” craft supply is beautiful papers and card-stock.

  19. Teresa Doyle on said:

    Sandy, your gift card holders are adorable. Had to share this with my sister as she loves making these kinds of things!
    I couldn’t work without my Tonic paper cutter!

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thanks Teresa! I hope your sister has a go at making some of these little holders! And I love my paper cutter too–not a Tonic but got to have one for sure! Good luck with the contest!

  20. Love this idea!! TFS

  21. Gili Gorelick on said:

    Lovely mini album!!
    Can’t live without my bigshot

  22. Suzanne on said:

    I love them. I can’t live without gesso and matte medium. Seems to be the base of everything I do. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. A wonderful cute little mini!!! Thanks for the tutorial Sandy!!
    Happy holidays!

  24. Becca Yahrling on said:

    These are so fabulous! I’d love to make one of these for my sister and SIL. They always have so many photos of their kids and they’d love these.

  25. oooohhhh….I love the idea of adding a small photo album along with a gift card…super clever Sandy. Of course you know I love Graphic 45 paper, lol. Merry Christmas!

  26. What a nice gift this will make! Yours is beautiful, thank you for sharing! My favs are Graphic 45, paper cutter and scissors 🙂

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thanks Trisha! I gal after my own heart! Graphic 45, paper cutter and scissors! You can’t go wrong with those! Good luck with the contest!!

  27. Great albums!
    My favorite tool is my Tonic guillotine paper cutter.

  28. Mitsyana Wright on said:

    Such a great little album!! Love the papers!!

  29. Beautiful gift card!
    Can’t live without my bigshot

  30. What a lovely idea! Such a fun way to use the mini envelopes.
    I cannot live without my awesome WRML paper trimmer!
    Have a Merry Christmas.

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thanks Lesley! I love creating with those little envelopes! You could add even more pages I’d think. Paper trimmers are very important! 🙂 Good luck with the contest!!

  31. Einat Kessler on said:

    This is such a beautiful project. Great idea!

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thank you Einat! And thank you so much for organizing this blog hop! It seems to be going really well and I love your project!

  32. Thanks for the tutorial on this project. Since my favorite crafting supply is a great variety of paper, I can’t wait to try this. . .for any occasion, not just a last-minute gift. Thanks!

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thank you so much Helen! This is a fabulous little project for someone like you who loves paper. And yes, any occasion would be so much fun. I’ve made several birthday ones and Halloween which are way fun! Good luck with the contest!!

  33. Wendy R. on said:

    I cannot live without my CutterBee Scissors! Cute mini albums!!

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thank you so much Wendy! My favorite scissors are the Tim Holtz ones but I’ve heard the CutterBee ones are great too! Good luck with the contest!!

  34. Sharon Gullikson on said:

    Gorgeous papers are my favorite craft supply.

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thanks for visiting my blog Sharon and for your comment! Gorgeous papers are a must for crafting I say! 🙂 Good luck with the contest!

  35. Sandy, this is such a clever idea! I’m such a huge fan of itty bitty mini albums, and this is the perfect stocking stuffer. You have the best ideas! Merry Christmas my friend!

  36. Billie McGuire (Seester #1) on said:

    Sandy, your creativity continues to amaze me! Do these ideas just come to you in your sleep? All of your work is just so pretty and clever! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Hi Billie (Seester #1) Ha, ha. Thanks so much for commenting! No, nothing comes to me in my sleep. I’ve made these before in different versions like Halloween, Christmas too. I think I saw one before and tweaked it a bit and then made the base and the decorating just happens as I glue stuff down. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

  37. Kathy B on said:

    Super cute and so very clever!

  38. I really liked both versions. They turned out really nice. But man that could get thick quick. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Barbar C. on said:

    Could not live without internet inspiration, creative people, and MS 12 cutter

    • sandytrefger on said:

      Thank you Barbara! Glad to see you were able to comment! And yes, internet inspirations from creative people is a fabulous too! The Martha Stewart 12″ cutter too!:) Thanks for following my blog and for your comment!

  40. I’m bummed I missed this 🙁 Too much going on. Great gift idea and very cute!

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