Saturday, December 13, 2008

Easy Peasy Gift Card Holder

I needed a quick giftcard holder and I CASED a Christmas card designed by our local stamping royalty Mercedes Weber- check out her new blog at

She has a contest right now to decorate a gingerbreadhouse template for the gingerbread man. If you see that beautiful jar she made for the local stamping group swap, I was the lucky gal who got to take it home.

Here's the how to for the gift card holder. In different cardstock color to show you it can be done for any occasion. Take a 4 1/4 x 11" CS and score at the center to make a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card- Your basic A2 size- score 3 1/2 inches from both ends. Valley fold the outside score lines and mountain fold the middle score line.

If you have difficulty punching a straight line, you could draw a line with a pencil before you punch it out.

Use the word window punch to punch out the slot where the gift card will go in the middle fold as shown below.

Sticky strip the 3 sides of the punched hole as shown using 1/4 inch sticky strip and glue the sides above and below the punched hole together.

This is what the inside looks like after it is taped closed with the gift card in the hole.

Decorate the outside as desired- For this blue giftcard holder I used baja blue CS and whisper white- stamped with baja blue ink- then sentiment punched out using large oval punch- the edges are sponged with same color ink. Tape down the 5/8 striped grosgrain ribbon. It has a nice texture so even with just one tie it will stay in place without actually making a knot so it is easy to open for the recipient and the gift card is really secure as you can see in the first picture. This gift card was inside my little beautiful jar that Mercedes made so I got 2 gifts that night. Thanks girlfriend!

11 days to Christmas!
I am still not even close to finishing my Christmas cards- I think either it will not go out or it may be more like New Years day cards.......


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