The holidays are over...that must mean it's time for me to make my holiday card! I seem to always miss Hanukkah and Christmas. In years past, my husband and I have sent out New Years or Valentines cards instead (Thank you St. Valentine for the February extension!)
I like to send gifty-ish cards and while trying to think of an idea for this year, I remembered an old winter card-gift-combo that my friend Page and I made over 10 years ago that I thought I could share. For those of you a little behind like myself, this tissue packet “card” is a really easy craft to crank out in multiples. (We made over 200 for our Martha Stewart coworkers that year and I made at least 50 more for friends and family!)
To make one, cut a 6" by-5 3/4-inch rectangle from felt with scallop or pinking shears, fold short ends in to meet at center, and pin. Sew sides shut with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, and trim ends with the shears. Stuff a small stack of pocket-size tissues inside each case.
Rubber-stamp a message like "HAPPY WINTER" on a tissue and slip it halfway into the packet so your good wishes will show.