Gift Card Holder–Tutorial

6 Dec

‘Tis the Season…for giving!

Gift cards can be a wonderful way to treat a special someone to something they can choose. Make sure to add a personal touch by giving it in a lovely gift holder. This one reflects the classic colors of the season.

and the side view…

This may look complicated, but following the simple step-by-step instructions below, beginners and pros alike, can create this pretty little card.

First gather your favorite cardstocks–I love to use metallic, especially during the holidays. These Stardream colors, Mars, Emerald and Coral are all from CutCardStock.com. (Check them out for fantastic products, great prices and frequent sales)!–Then grab a trimmer, some adhesive, wintery die cuts/cutting system, ribbon, etc.

Instructions:

  • Trim Coral Cardstock at 4½x9½”
  • Score Coral rectangle to prepare it for “valley folds” at 2″, 4″, 6½” {To help me figure this out, I made a pattern from brown cardstock. Now I can tuck it away in my “patterns” folder to refer to later…}
    (To better see the score lines, click on the photo to enlarge)

    Turn over and score for “Mountain Folds” at 3 and 8¾”

    Fold along score lines as shown:
  • Trim two mats from Emerald Cardstock: 2×3½ and 2½x3½ and punch the corners with a small radius punch
  • Trim a strip of Emerald: 3/8×9″ and then cut in half to 4½” wide
  • Cut/emboss S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite die template from Emerald to get at least 3 snowflakes.
  • Cut/emboss S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite from Mars cardstock. Trim the border to 4½” long and 2½” wide. Keep the snowflakes and the scrap that came from the decorative edge.
  • Adhere the trimmed border to the small flap at the end of the Coral strip.
  • Flip the card over so that the large border is on the left and adhere the extra border piece near the fold on the right of the first panel.
  • To make a pocket for the gift card, cut a slit in the fold so the gift card will slip into it, add super sticky tape (with thin width) near the fold below the card slit. Press the folds together.
  • Embellish the card by adding the Emerald rectangles, strip and snowflakes along with red snowflakes.

Supplies
Papers Mars, Emerald, Coral Stardream Metallics (CutCardStock.com)
Tools S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts), Guillotine Trimmer (Tonic), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success)
Embellishments Organza ribbon (Michael’s), Teriffically Tacky Tape (Provo Craft)

Other Score tool, PVA glue,

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2 Responses to “Gift Card Holder–Tutorial”

  1. antonjobs January 15, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Hey Eli–Happy New Year doll. I’m “collecting” gift card holder projects and this one is at the top of my “to try” list. Thanks for sharing. Love and joy to you and yours!
    Norma Anne

    • frillions January 15, 2011 at 8:47 am #

      NA…so good to hear from you. Glad you like the holder. I sent it to my niece for Christmas and she loves it. Take care!!

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