Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hambo Hump Day

It's a sad day in the Bruckler house today.
The last day of summer swim lessons.

Every summer the kids take lessons at the local aquatics center with instructors who are high school students. Sometimes it's hard to tell who's having more fun - the kids or the instructors!
They are amazing with the kids and I always like to give them a little something at the end of each session. This year I made gift card holders and filled them with some Starbucks goodness. I thought these two images by Hambo were perfect for a swimming themed gift.
Here are close ups of each one...

These little things are SO EASY to make.
Seriously, you can have one done in 3 minutes and then all you have to do is decorate the front!

First take a piece of cardstock and cut it to 4 1/4" x 11".
Then score at 3", 5 1/2" and 8".
Fold on the score lines into an "M" shape and apply adhesive where shown below.
Once adhered, it will look like this.
Next, take your word window punch and remove the part shown below on the middle fold.
Repeat on the right side.

This is what it will look like now.
(your gift card will slide down into this part)

Then take a circle or oval punch and remove the part shown below.

Pretty cool right?! And SO simple!

Now just slide your gift card into the little pocket you've created with your punches.
And decorate the front!
My kids thought these were super cool. I let them pick out the papers and write a special note on the inside. They can't wait to give these to their instructors today.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Be sure to hop on over to the Hambo blog and check out the contest that's going on until Sunday!


Kathy W said...

super cute and fun!

Sara said...

I'll definitely be trying this, love it!!!

Michelle said...

How thoughtful! I bet the instructors loved it!! Thanks for the step by step on how to make them - looks easy and quick just up my alley!

Angela said...

You have the best ideas for cute! Love the colors!