If you are giving gift cards this Christmas here is a couple of ideas for your gift giving.
Pinking shears/thread/felt white and green /nine red buttons/star button/2 1/2 inch length gold elastic cording
Draw your pattern onto tracing paper;cut out the shapes. Use the patterns to cut one holder from white felt and one tree from green felt,cutting the tree with pinking shears.
Fold the rectangle shape area of the white felt in half to form the pocket. Sew 1/8 inch from the sides edges of the pocket.Position the tree on the triangle shape area of the white felt on the outside of the holder and sew in place 3/16 inch from the edges of the tree.
Hand sew the red buttons on the tree. Fold the tree flap up to close the holder;press lightly.Mark the placement for the star and sew a star button to the front of the pocket. Fold elastic cord in half and tack the ends to the back of the tree flap,adjusting the length as needed to fit over the star.