Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Project Corner - Present Giftcard Holder Tutorial

Hi everyone, it's been quite a while since I've done a photo tutorial hasn't it?  I still haven't replaced my camera yet. I'm having a hard time coming to terms with the loss of my beloved "friend" and am kicking and screaming about having to find a replacement. Who has enough time on their hands to not only research cameras but to learn how to use it too...not me!!! So for now, my phone is not doing too bad a job ;)

Like I mentioned last week, I saw something similar to this on Pinterest...hmmm, maybe if I didn't spend so much time on Pinterest I could actually have time to research cameras??? Nah!!!! ;)

This little guy uses barely any paper (scraps really) and is super easy to put together - don't let the number of steps fool you, I just really broke it down!! I didn't have any measurements for the one I saw so I faked my way through it and I think I did rather well ;)

Here's what you need:

  • cardstocks -
Bottom (red) 7 1/2" X 4 1/4"
top (santa print) 3" X 4 1/4"
strip (green) 1/2" X 3 3/4"
inside panel (white) 3 1/2" X 3 1/4"
circles (green & white) 1" & 1 1/2"
  • hole punch
  • brad
  • glue
  • ribbon
  • ink
  • sentiments

 Using the 7 1/2" X 4 1/4" piece...fold in half, then apply glue along 2 sides as shown in picture. Close fold and let dry just a minute.

Using a 1" punch (or just a pair of scissors) make a little notch in the "open" end (not glued or folded) of the square.

Using the 3" X 4 1/4" piece of patterned paper, fold it in half and set aside

Using the little 1/2" X 3 3/4" strip, attach it to the large notched square and trim to fit

Take the folded piece of patterned paper and place it over the notched end of the red square so that the square is actually inside the patterned paper (you should be able to see the patterned paper on the front and back). Next, using your hole punch, make a hole near the bottom left corner of the patterned paper then attach the brad. This forms your "lid" to open the holder

Setting that aside, bring out your punched circles. Stamp your sentiment or decorate it however you'd like
 Layer your punched circles and attach to the bottom right corner of the holder. Using a length of ribbon, make a bow and attach to the top of the holder

Set the holder aside and using the piece of 3 1/2" X 3 1/4" white cardstock, stamp a sentiment  (or decoration) at the top

Using a glue dot or adhesive gun, attach your gift card to the 3 1/2" X 3 1/4" white panel as shown

Open your holder and slip the gift card inside :)  See, I told you it was EASY-PEASY!!!
 The one I made to show you haw to do it was pretty plain, but you can dress it up quite a bit by scalloping the edge of the "lid", dry embossing the bottom portion, using all patterned papers or stamping patterns, using ribbon over the narrow strip of cardstock on the bottom, use a die cut or image in place of the punched circles, punch 2 small holes at the top to feed the ribbon through before making your bow vs. gluing it....just to name a few ways. Have fun with it, change it up and make it your own :)



  1. Just DARLING! Love them so much ... perfect for the holidays or anytime you need to give a little bit of love to someone special :)

  2. I think your phone is taking pretty good photos too! I love that these gift card holders look like little presents. Very cute.