How to Wrap a Gift with a Pocket to Hold the Card/Giftcard so it doesn’t get lost.
MarthaStewart.com gives the low-down:
1. Cut paper several inches larger than the amount needed to wrap the item. Fold paper in half, pattern side in.
2. Fold top layer of paper back partially creating a pocket of desired depth; press to crease.
3. Wrap and tape presents as you normally would, keeping the pocket fold in place. Decorate the pocket with ribbon, cord, or other trim.
Struggle no more with perfect pancake shapes and messy batter.
RealSimple.com has the solution. Re-purpose an old ketchup bottle by filling it with your pancake batter. “Portion pancake batter with precision―without the usual mess of transferring batter from the bowl. Squeeze out baby-size or plate-size rounds, or add Mickey Mouse ears to a batch of silver dollars.” Genius!