Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

It has happened again - the holidays have snuck up and are upon us!! If you are like me, you end up buying last-minute gift cards for all those folks you forgot to buy for. I came up with this gift card holder as a way to personalize those little credit-card sized cards so many merchants sell these days. If you would like to make one (or six), heres how:

Cut one piece of cardstock-weight paper at 7.25" by 4"
Cut one piece of cardstock-weight paper at 8" x 2.25"
Cut one piece of ribbon or cord at 10"

For decoration, cut a piece of paper (or ribbon) at 1.25" x 2.5". Stamp a sentiment, punch it out with a circle punch, and create a frame using a scallop circle punch and a coordinating paper. Create a small tag.

1. Score the 7.25x4 paper at 2.5 and 5 inches. Fold on score lines; if desired, use a circle punch to notch the center panel.

2. Adhere a thin line of adhesive at the bottom of the smaller panel and fold over to adhere to center panel. Fold over larger panel and here this over the smaller panel. This becomes the envelope.
3. Score the 8x2.25 paper at 4". Fold on score line. Punch a hole through the open end and thread the ribbon/cord through along with the tag. Tie closed. The gift card fits in this sleeve.

4. Decorate the envelope. Insert gift card sleeve into envelope.

Have a great day!



  1. Great idea! Will have to remember this for next year.

  2. I like the notched centre panel. Very pretty holder, Deb and simple tutorial - the best kind!

  3. really cute and simple idea.. love the colour combo.