Monday, October 13, 2014

Gift Card Holder

I vendored a crop this past weekend and this gift card holder was one of the classes that I taught.  There was interest in recreating more at home so here's my tutorial. I tried to take as many pictures and be as clear as I could be.  I hope it all makes sense!

Cut a double sided piece of paper to 7 1/2 " x 10" 
(really it can be any size you want, it's all about the folding)

Fold the paper in half (top to bottom)

Open it back up and fold it the other way.  You'll now have 4 windows

Place the paper so the shorter side is in front of you.  Take your scissors and cut along the horizontal line just until you meet where the vertical line is.

Fold the top right corner down until it meets the vertical line.

Fold the bottom left corner up  but leave about 3/4" -1" from the fold line  

 Fold the bottom right window over to the left side

Turn the paper over

Fold the bottom right corner even with the fold that you made on the other side

Turn the paper over 

Fold the bottom left window onto the top left window.

Flip the triangle on the top right corner to the other side

Fold right flap onto left flap

Staple the edge and tie ribbon on the staples
**You can also use adhesive to hold it together, just use a small amount on the edge where the staples are.  You can also use washi tape to cover the edge as well**

I added a piece of the zip strip from the paper across to cover where the two papers meet

 Cut a piece of white paper to 3" x 4"

Ink the edges, stamp your sentiment and add a ribbon (I stapled mine but you can punch a hole & tie the ribbon on too)

If you're going to put the gift card in the front pocket, make sure to seal the bottom because it's open and the gift card will fall out.  I placed my gift card in the back pocket and put the tag in the front pocket

 The back pocket is hidden behind the tag

And here's the completed project!

For this project I used a piece of the "Flirty" (retired) paper, M1033 Heartfelt Birthday Wish ($2.95), Z2123 Goldrush Ink Pad ($5.95) and the ribbon is not CTMH.  You can shop for these items, along with many other great items on my website at

Thanks for stopping by and I hope the tutorial helps!

Happy scrapping!