Friday, November 27, 2020


Hello there! I am so happy to be with you today on this Friday! So today launches the holiday season here in the U.S. so I thought it would be fun to hit you guys up with a fun and easy gift card holder tutorial! I for one LOVE getting gift cards - and with the way the world is right now, I think that I will be giving A LOT of gift cards this year LOL! I always like to make my own holders for them and the adorable "Night Before Christmas" collection was perfect for the holders I had in mind! Here is a little peek at the four holders I made:

I decorated the front of the holders with some pattern papers from the collection. I then found 4 cute little kids, a present and some stars from the Odds and Ends. Aren't their little PJ's the cutest? Love them! I love the angled banner sentiments that come in the Chit Chat die cuts so I used those for my sentiments and they fit perfectly right in that top section of the card. I finished the holders off with a few Mini Jewels and some Chunky Twine.  

This is what the holder looks like with the top slid open.  This is such a fun interactive feature! After your done decorating, simply add some glue dots behind your gift card and slide it right inside the holder. Super easy! 

Here is a quick tutorial for you on how to make the base for these little cuties:

1-Start with a 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of cardstock. Using a scoring tool, on the 5 1/4 inch side score at 1/2 inch and 4 3/4 inch.

2- Turn the paper to the 9 1/4 inch side and score at 3 1/4 inch and 7 3/4 inch.

3- Now, this part is important - turn your paper so that it is on the 5 1/4 inch side. If you look closely at your score marks you made, there are 3 "boxes" in the center that you scored.  The middle box is self-explanatory :) You want to place the smaller "box" section at the top. The larger "box" is the bottom of the card. 
4- Now, you need to take your scissors and trim away the two small side sections that I marked with stripes. Do not go all the way down to the bottom section. Only cut away what is shown below. 
5- This is what your paper should look like up to this point. 
6- Snip the two top edges as shown below on an angle. This helps the card lay better when we add our adhesive. 
7- Now fold back the bottom edges and add some strong adhesive on the folded edges as shown. 
8- This is what your paper looks like at this point.

9- Fold down the top flap as shown below.

10- Next - take a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inch piece of cardstock and score it at 3/8 of an inch on the 3 3/4 inch side. 

11- Now, fold back this scored section, and add strong adhesive to the flap.

12- Finally, take the paper and adhere it to the center of the inside of the top panel of the card base. 

Well, that's all I have for today! I hope that I have inspired you to create a batch of these holders of your very own. They are great to make up a batch and then keep on hand when you need them! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Have a great weekend, crafty friends! 

Night Before Christmas Collection
12x12 Pattern Paper
Chit Chat 
 Odds and Ends
Mini Jewels
Ladybug Chunky Twine

Kraft Cardstock
Scoring Tool


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