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Crafty Little Christmas Tutorial: Gift Card Holder

Here it is!  The first of this month's Crafty Little Christmas Tutorials!  Today's will be a little Gift Card Holder!  This beautiful little folded piece of cardstock perfectly tucks away a special little gift that any recipient will be joyful to open!  These were a huge hit and a best seller at my Holiday Craft Fairs this season!  Now, you, at home, can make your own for your gift card gifting!


Before we begin, I have to tell you that Stampin' Up!'s thick cardstock is truly the best foundation for these holders.  Because of the weight of our cardstock (80# weight) scoring and folding is crisp and clean and your gift card fits so snug inside; there's no worries that it may fall out or damaged before your receiver gets it.  And because of the beautiful coordination between all of Stampin' Up!'s colors, pairing Designer Series Paper and inked sentiments is super easy---there's hardly any thinking involved!  I was able to whip up these 10 featured above in about two hours.  And I didn't even have anything to copy! 

So here's how you make this little Gift Card Holder:

Supply List:

Paper Dimensions:
  • Cardstock (6" x 3-3/4"; scored at 1" and 3-1/2")
  • Designer Series Paper (3-1/2" x 2-1/4")
Directions:
  • Once you've chosen which color Cardstock you're going to use for the holder, score it along the long edge (6" side) at 1" and 3-1/2".  Use a bit of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the outside edges of the 1" section (see diagram below).
  • Fold where scored and stick the bottom edge to the middle section to form a pocket.  The top flap will be loose.
  • Use the desired Designer Series Paper, Stamped Sentiments, and Embellishments to finish off your Gift Card Holder.  You can secure your top flap using a Mini Velcro Dot, or make a belly band (a band of cardstock that goes around the entire holder), if desired.
Take a peek at this diagram for clarity:

Here are some additional photos for added inspiration!












Be sure to share any Gift Card Holders you make and ask me any questions if you need to!  And don't forget this month,  use Hostess Code: F9B3P3X4 to get a FREE gift from me!  (If your order is more than $150, then omit the code and earn Hostess Rewards---email me with questions!)

Happy Crafting!

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