Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gift Card Holders

A quick little idea for those holiday gift cards.

Start with a piece of card stock 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Score and fold into a tri-fold. I did two variations but unfortunately did not get photos of each step. Hope you can figure it all out - if not, just shoot me an email and I will clarify.
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Ornament card holder Use Real Red card stock and score at 2 1/2 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Fold so the shorter section is inside the other two sections. Decorate the outside using the Platinum shimmer paint and the 'snowflake' stamp from the Delighful Decorations stamp set.

Cut a piece of silver card stock 2 1/2 x 4 inches and trim the corners with the Ticket Corner punch.

Take a piece of ribbon about 20 inches long and adhere to the center of the silver -leaving a much longer tail on one end than the other (You can wrap the ribbon around the scored card stock folded to get an idea of how long you will need and where to position it - leave plenty of ribbon to be able to tie a bow). The ribbon is adhered to the BACK of the silver card stock.
Turn the silver card stock over and adhere to the front of the gift card holder.

Decorate the front - Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 and trim the corners with the Ticket Punch. Stamp an ornament from the Delightful Decorations using Garden Green in the left upper portion. Stamp an ornament using Real Red on a scrap of Whisper White and punch with the Ornament Punch. Adhere in the lower right portion using dimensionals.

For the inside cut a piece of Garden Green 2 3/4 x 4 1/4. Make slits using the Slit Punch (retired) or an exacto knife. (I had to play with this a little to get the slits right where I wanted them - not sure how you can measure that but mine were a little more than 1/4 inch from the edge.)

Adhere the Garden Green to the inside center of the card being careful to not get adhesive on the slit areas.
Insert gift card, fold and tie a bow!

Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder
For this one I used More Mustard and scored it at 2 1/2 inches from either end.
I used a piece of Garden Green 2 inches x 4 inches on the front.

I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Christmas Greetings set using Real Red on a piece of Whisper White cut 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 and after trimming it with the Ticket Punch, sponged on Garden Green.

I did not put a piece inside but just punched my slits into the More Mustard.


  1. These are really nice and look pretty easy for me to do on my own! I'm giving a few gift cards this year. Think I'll try this!

  2. Yes, I might have to use this too sometime!