Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Super easy gift card holder

I was looking for a way to dress up a boring gift card that I'm giving someone so got out some paper and came up with something I think is really adorable! After I did the first one and figured out how I liked it I was able to make the 2nd one in about 5 minutes.

 I needed very few supplies:

  • 1 piece of carstock (solid color)
  • 2 pieces of patterned paper
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Corner Rounder
  • Double Sided Tape (or other adhesive)
  • Foam Square adhesives
  • Little Pink Jewels

1. Cut the cardstock (solid) 6 1/2 in X 4in
2. Cut one patterned paper2 1/4 in X 3 3/4 in
3. Cut the other patterned paper 1 1/8 in X 3 3/4 in

4. Meausring from the same end, score the card stock at 1 3/8 inches and at 4 inches.

5. Use the corner rounder to round all 4 corners of the carstock and the bottom two corners of the small piece of patterned paper and the top corners of the large piece of patterned paper.

6. Adhere the patterned paper to the outside of the cardstock, lining up the rounded edges.

 7. Place one foam dot where the top flat will close onto the lower flap (to keep it shut).

8. Place two foam dots on the inside to adhere the gift card.

That's it! I think it looks really adorable, and so much better than just giving it plain! I put a pink jewel at the center and kept it simple, but I think I'll play with them more later adding sentiments or cuts form my cricut.

I'm submitting this at Celebrate the Occasion for their "everything birthday, must include a flower" challenge - I love looking at all the projects there every week!


  1. Great job, very cute! Thanks for the idea and Celebrating the Occasion!

  2. This is so cool! I love the tutorial...thanks for sharing it and playing at CTO!

  3. This is really a great idea!! I love it. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

  4. You did a wonderful job. I love the paper. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cto

  5. How cute! I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive this special gift!! Thanks for the details on how to make it and for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week!

  6. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO.
    I love this idea and your flowers are so cut Great job. Thanks for sharing

  7. Nice Idea! I might be lifting! Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  8. This is awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

  9. You finally used that paper. Did you get a great deal like I did at Michael's? Now I wish I would have bought more.

  10. I did get the paper for $3.99 at Micheal's and I love it! I bought the only two stacks of it they had :)

  11. This turned out really cute, great gift! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  12. I'm always looking for a fun way to give gift cards! Thanks for the awesome step by step instructions too! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

    ♥ Rayna

  13. great idea! Storing that in my memory bank to use for GC too! Thanks for CTO with us!

  14. Very cool! Thanks for the tutorial!! and Thanks for joining us at CTO!!


  15. What a pretty card, I seen a card similar to this today, I have to do one of these myself, thanks for your inspiration!! Thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

  16. Neat project!! I need to make several of these up to have on hand -- I'm always searching for something cute when I want to give a gift card -- Great idea!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  17. Great idea and thanks for the how-to! Very Cute! thanks for playing along at CTO.

  18. Great GC holder! Thanks for the great tutorial, and thanks for joining us at CTO! :o)



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