Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Heyya! Happy Friday!

As promised, I have a tutorial for making super cute little gift card holders like the Christmas ones I made.

Start  with a piece of cardstock measuring 6 1/2” x 4 1/2”  You should be able to make 3 per regular sheet of 8 1/2 x 11” cardstock.

Score your piece at 2 1/8” and at 4 3/4”

Now go ahead and use an edge punch.  I like to give them a nice scalloped edge.  This is on the top, as shown.

Use a 1” circle punch halfway or less into the paper to give the little circle notch at the bottom.  If you like, you can first add some pretty patterned paper to the face of that piece.  If you choose to do this, make the piece 1 1/2” x 4” then punch out the half-circle.

Fold the bottom up and staple at the top.  Don’t staple more than once along the edges, or it will show under the front flap when your holder is closed.  Make sure to staple right near the edges or your gift card won’t fit inside.

Now use either twine or cardstock to bind your little gift card holder.  If you’re using twine, it needs to be at least 12” long so you can tie it up nicely.  If you’re using cardstock, make sure the strip is at least 10” long.  It’s pretty cute if you crimp it to look like a coffee cup cozy.

Bind it and add an embellishment or any stamping you’d like to do.  Snowflakes for Christmas worked well.

Here’s the little template I made myself

Good luck making yours!


About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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