Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gift Card Holder Giveaway

The first time I did A to Z, I noticed some participants had pretty letters decorating their posts. I was impressed. I knew I needed my own set. And I knew that I'd knit them.

What form they'd take varied. At one point I thought I'd make the letter blocks into an afghan.

Last year for my sister-in-law's birthday, I wimped out and got her a gift card. As a flourish, I made her a little something to put them in. And the knitted gift card holders were born...

It has a little clip so it can hook onto a zipper pull or strap or something.

And I decided it had to have a monogram, which is how it became my A to Z project. Because I could make one for every letter.

(I also listed them in my Etsy shop, Zizi Rho Designs. You can find the gift card holders here.)

I started making them in earnest in January. (I made a few for gifts for Christmas.) I finished them mid-March. I took pictures of each.

And now those little pouches are taking up space. Collecting dust.

If you want to purchase one, I would be ever so grateful. But I'm sure you'd rather win one.

Yep, you can win one of the letters you've seen at the end of each post. Or you can win one of the letters still to come. I'll let you decide which one you want.

This giveaway will last throughout the rest of the A to Z Challenge. Winners will be announced in the A to Z Reflections post. Number of winners will be determined by number of entries--up to five winners (although I might give away more, depending on my mood when I do the drawing).

Not every letter is available. At some point this week, I'll put up a tab at the top with pictures of the available letters and another link to the Rafflecopter. (The currently available letters are: A, B, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, L, N, P, Q, R, S, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z.) I might be persuaded to make the missing letters...

Make sure to enter...

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Are you going to enter? Which letter would you like to win? What do you think of my little project? 

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32 comments:

  1. That's very generous! Which letter? A? C? Or maybe N for Ninja!

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  2. This is sweet of you-I shall request B & J

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  3. Well of course it has to be the letter L. They are cute.

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  4. I love gift cards but everyone always thinks of them as impersonal. I think this is the perfect way to personalize them!

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    1. That was the idea behind it. Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter.

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  5. I love these gift card holders, they're such a nice way to personalise a gift card. I'd love a B or a C one.

    Do you make them with shapes on as well? It'd be good to have a four-leaf clover one (as a good luck gift), a heart or perhaps a baby's dummy or bottle (for new babies). ;-)

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    1. That's an excellent idea. I'll have to figure out how to make that work over 6 X 8 stitches, but I'm sure it could be done.

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    2. Take a look at some simple cross stitch designs, you might need to adapt them so they don't look stretched on your knitting but I'm sure you'd manage it. ;-)

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    3. There are programs that convert designs into knitting. I made a dinosaur cardigan using that once.

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  6. I think your project is great! I can't knit, so I'm very impressed by people who can.

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  7. So this is what you were talking about! Awesome. Entering now.

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  8. Great idea. I'm entering for the letter S, since I always give my sister-in-law and mother-in-law at least one gift card for any gift giving occasion.

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  9. Cute idea for a giveaway! I'll probably hunt you up this Christmas for gift card holders, I have more disposable income this year, LOL :) Entering your giveaway as I speak.

    betty

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    1. I'll still be here. Barring any unforeseen circumstances.

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  10. How sweet of you to have a give-away. I have admired these at the end of your posts. I would take a P or an M even.

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    1. Did you enter? Make sure to enter.

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  11. I love your give away idea. I'll need to think of one for some of my posts.

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  12. I will enter your giveaway. I was just commenting on another blog that I failed knitting (part of Home Ec, showing my age here) in junior high. Really! I would love nothing better than a knitted letter A, for my first name. Alana-ramblinwitham.blogspot.com.

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    1. How can you fail knitting? As long as you tried... Well, I guess teachers can be exacting (although, as long as you tried, I feel you should have gotten an A).

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  13. These are so fab I would Love the chance to win R

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    1. Cool. The Rafflecopter is open through the challenge.

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  14. What a neat idea. I love giveaways and I love unique things. This fits both.

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  15. I love these! I'll have my fingers crossed for C. :D

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