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Aug 15, 2008

Gift Card Tutorial

I made a gift card holder earlier this summer and promised to get a tutorial posted.... and FINALLY have it finished! :) I'm making these cards for new members at our church to welcome them and my pastor bought little gift cards for me to include. I'm not sure who originated this style of gift card holder - but it's not my original idea. I've seen several different versions here and there and just adapted them to fit what I needed.

What you'll need:

  • 1 piece of solid cardstock (4.25" x 11")
  • printed paper (4" x 4" & 4" x 1.75")
  • scalloped oval accessory cardstock
  • ribbon
  • Word Window punch by Stampin' Up! (or any punch that can make a slit)
  • corner rounder punch
Step 1: Score cardstock at 4.25" & 9".

Step 2: Create a slot big enough to hold your gift card. Slide your punch as far as you can onto the
cardstock and punch. Move across cardstock and punch a second time, widening your slot. (sounds confusing... but just look at the picture for a visual) :)

Step 3: Round the corners of your smaller piece of printed paper AND the edge of
cardstock. (see above) Adhere.

Step 4: Place adhesive ONLY on the outer edges of your 4" square printed paper. If you put adhesive in the middle, your slot will no longer make a pocket because it could get glued shut. :) (ask me how I know this one!) Adhere.

Step 5: Using a tape runner, apply a line of adhesive on the back side of the gift card holder. Do NOT apply adhesive over the 4" square piece of patterned paper. (see above) Place ribbon over adhesive, giving yourself enough of a 'tail' at both ends to tie.

Step 6: Heat emboss image onto scalloped
cardstock. Apply to card front.

Step 7: Stamp or embellish inside of card as you like. The gift card will slide easily into the slotted pocket that you have created (the back side of my printed paper is blue polka dotted). :)Step 8: Tie ribbon to close. And... Voila!

Stamps: (all by Cornish Heritage Farms)
- Dove With Branch
- A Welcome Hug
- A New Creation

Cardstock: Prism

Printed Paper: October Afternoon

- Detail embossing powder by
- Twill by Martha Stewart Crafts
Nestabilities by Spellbinders

- Small Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success)
- Word Window Punch (SU)


  1. Great tutorial! Gorgeous card -- I love it! :) Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial...I will definitely be using this.


  3. Fabulous, Julie! Always looking for good ways to wrap a gift card (my favorite gift to give...). I admire your tutorial skills -- definitely not my strong suit because the minute I try to show something, I totally mess up and end up with a "This is how NOT to do it" tutorial! LOL!

  4. WOW--this is soo cool! First of all, I ♥ your papers you used!! And that stamp is really pretty on there too. What a fantastic tutorial--and thanks so much for sharing it with all of us! Will have to try that. =)

  5. What a nice layout....I have seen this done before in a similar fashion, but this is a tiny bit different and I like the way the scallop overlaps. Great tutorial!


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