Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gift Card Tutorial

Christmas has come and gone, but birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions will still be around the corner. You may find yourself in a pinch for a last-minute gift I am going to show you the easiest gift card holder to make that I have found yet. You will still have to buy the gift card, but you can whip up the perfect way to present it in minutes!

Supplies Needed:
Card Stock 4.25 x 10"
Patterned Paper (for outside of GC Holder) 2 pieces 4 x 2.75" and 1 piece 4 x 1.75"
Patterned Paper (for inside of GC Holder) 2 pieces 4 x 2.75"; 1 piece 4 x 1.75" and 2 pieces 4 x .75"
Scoring tool
Glue Dots and/or Sticky Strip
Adhesive of choice
Corner Rounder or other Corner Punch (this is optional but gives a nice finish to the project)
Stamps, Ribbon, Scraps (for stamping on) and other embellishments.
Score your 4 x 10" card stock at 3, 4, 5, and 8 inches.

If desired, use corner punch on the four corners of the card stock.

For both the inside and outside of the holder line up patterned paper (if using striped paper align the stripes for a more cohesive look). Then you can use the corner punch on the patterned paper on the ends and glue down.
Fold on score lines. Please note that the 1" sections will fold the opposite direction- this will be where your gift card fits.
Flip your gift card holder so that the outside is facing upwards. Place strong adhesive (sticky strip is used here but glue dots could be substituted) on one of the 1" sections.

Once adhesive is applied fold the paper so that the sides stick together.
In order to create a slot for the gift card, place the fold you just created in the paper cutter. Cut between 1/8 and 1/4" off. This will allow you to fit various sizes of gift cards in the holder.
I don't have an actual gift card but I used a white piece of card stock to show how a gift card would fit in the slot.

Your gift card holder is now ready to add stamped images, embellishments and your choice of closure.
For this gift card holder I use ribbon to close it- I wrapped it tightly and used glue dots to secure it. You could also use Velcro or magnets to secure the flap. Whichever you closure you choose, the recipient is sure to be delighted with the gift card AND the holder.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a Happy New Year!!


  1. This is a fantastic tutorial. I need to definitely make up some of cute! smiles...

  2. Happy New Year and thanks for another fab project idea!

  3. Awesome Sherry! Your work is top notch!!!