Quick and Easy Last Minute Gift Idea: Notecard Set

Dec 16th

Welcome back, friends!

I’m back with another “last minute gift” idea that you can seriously whip up in no time at all. If you need a quick hostess gift or an idea for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list, we’ve got you covered with this notecard set idea!

But first: The inspiration for this notecard set actually came from my planner supplies!


Well, I was recently setting up my planner for the new year and realized I had a few leftover die cut pieces from a pack of planner embellishments. They are super cute, but they don’t match the new planner pages I purchased at Memory Bound for 2018. That’s when it hit me: Put them on notecards!

Because the pieces are small, I decided that the notecards would have to be small, too. The 4-bar size is perfect for notecards, as they’re smaller than regular A2 invitation-size cards and a whole lot faster to make. The idea with notecards is to make them so that they all coordinate or even look alike, so once you figure out a design you just repeat it. Most notecard sets have 4-6 cards but since I had enough pieces, I decided to include 8 in this set.

Now of course you could make these notecards with any embellishments in any theme. Many manufacturers have small bags of “ephemera” which would be the perfect size. I can envision making a set of Christmas thank you cards to use after the holiday using leftover Christmas embellishments!

I purchased 4-bar kraft envelopes and kraft cardstock at Memory Bound. From the cardstock, I cut card bases measuring 4.75×6.5. I scored each at 3.25″ and folded in half to create a top-folding notecard. I put a small piece of white cardstock (blank) on the inside.

On the front of each card, I die cut a stitched rectangle and cut a 2″ strip of Lawn Fawn patterned paper (I worked from a 6×6 pad). I formatted a narrow text strip on the computer with the recipient’s name. (Personalizing a notecard set is fun and easy but not at all required!) You could also stamp a greeting on a strip and add to the front of each card. Finally, I added my embellishments to the front of the card, with a punched flower on some. And that’s it!

To line the envelopes, you’ll cut a 3×4.5 piece of coordinating paper. Score along one long end just shy of 1″ from the edge. Place your adhesive above the score-line only, and tuck the other part of the paper into the envelope. Fold down the flap and adhere in place.

To finish off this notecard set, I tucked each card back into the coordinating envelope and stacked them. I tied with a wide ribbon and added a tag cut from the paper I used. I added the recipient’s initial to the tag as a final touch.


And quick as a wink, this notecard set was ready to tuck into a box that had to go in the mail today! This was a fun way to use leftover embellishments, and you can be sure I’ll be making more of these sets before Christmas! Because really….there is PLENTY of time left for this kind of crafting! 🙂

Happy (last minute) holiday crafting!