Posts Tagged ‘gift card holder’

Tuesday with Tara {take 117}

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is an autumn inspired ‘pocketful of posies’- a simple gift card holder/card combo that you can put together quickly and easily using die cuts like these vintage inspired botanicals by Tim Holtz!

I started by stamping text from the ‘kind is classy’ set by Concord & 9th on olive card stock and highlighting the script ‘courageous’ with my fave Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops.  My card background is a fun coffee filter paper I created way back at Easter, and I used it as my color inspiration.  I cut a large square layer of olive, added a smaller brown layer and adhered the stamped piece on three sides to function as a pocket.

I pulled out a variety of yellow florals & butterflies from the Botanicals Layers by Tim Holtz and played around with the arrangement until I was pleased with it.  I wanted the gift card folder (which was an old one pre-printed from Starbucks) to blend in nicely, so I adhered one of the die cuts so it could slide behind it.  I wanted as much variety and texture as possible, so made sure to adhere the die cuts at various angles and with a bit of overhang at the edges.  I also added a bit of those Nuvo Glitter Drops to the pieces to tie it all together 🙂

Here’s what the card looks like when the gift card folder is removed.

Because most of the pieces for my card were pre-cut and pre-printed, this card was assembled very quickly once I settled on a design!  Stamping, adding glitter and edging with Distress Ink are all touches that allow me to feel like I didn’t cheat when I made this simple card 🙂  I love the ‘pocketful of posies’ concept and would like to try it with some other color combos from this set of die cuts– there’s a LOT of shapes in each package, making it a great value!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope something here today inspires you to get creative… or at least inky!


Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Kindness is Classy Stamp Set by Concord & 9th

Botanicals Layers Die Cuts by Tim Holtz

Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops

Olive & Brown Cardstock

Brown Distress & Archival Ink

Starbucks Gift Card & Paper Folder (or create your own!)

Background paper- mine was tie died making Easter Eggs!

Tuesday with Tara {take 51}

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  I realize that the Father’s Day holiday got ahead of me and I didn’t share a masculine card with you in time to help ya out with some inspiration… but I am a firm believer in ‘better late than never’ so here is a simple Father’s Day card idea for you- it’s a versatile one because it shows a simple gift card holder concept that you can use with any edge/border die on a card front!FathersDay

I used a double sided patterned paper (one side was solid black) as the base layer on my card, but you could use cardstock and stamp a design on one side of it to get a similar look.  Select your edge/border die (I used a Tim Holtz On the Edge die) and cut it from a piece that has already been trimmed to the width you want (I tend to leave a 1/4″ edge around my layer, so would trim it 1/2″ narrower than my card is). If you have a sentiment you want to include below the edge, be sure to leave space enough before scoring a fold in your paper.  When you fold this piece forward, you can seal it on both edges to create a pocket.  I used Tim’s Tiny Attatcher here.  Trim your pocket panel to size if needed, and adhere to a card base.  Add a simple stamped image and embellishments to complete the design.  You can see the pocket in action, holding a gift card, in the next photo!

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The stamped images are a combo by Tim Holtz & Stampendous.  Hope you can take some inspiration from this card 🙂  Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday Tutorial: A Terrific Gift Card Holder

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Hello again everyone! I am posting this tutorial a little bit early this month because I thought you might find this a handy project to make with Christmas just around the corner.

If any of you give gift cards you are going to love how easy this holder is to make and you can completely change the look just by adding different embellishments, ribbon or die cuts. You can make them look really girlie or totally masculine – it’s all up to you!

And…you can make two gift card holders from 1 – 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock and 1 – 12″ x 12″ sheet of double-sided patterned paper or 2 – 6″ x 6″ pieces like the ones I used from some of the paper pads that we carry. Yes…that’s all it takes!

So let’s get started and I’ll show you just how quick and easy they are to make…

(if you want to see more detail in any of the pictures just click on it and it will be enlarged)

Step 1: Cut the base of your gift card holder from the cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 10″ . Then score it at 3″, 4″, 5″ & 8″ as shown.

Step 2: Fold the base along the score lines so that it looks like this.

Step 3: This is completely optional but I wanted to have a decorative edge to the ends of the gift card holder so instead of a border punch I used the edger from Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Petal (e8-006) and my Big Shot to add this pretty detail. If you haven’t used these dies before you may want to give them a try. They are super easy to use and give you lots and lots of options. If you click on the link above you can see a video on how they work. Once you have a couple of sets you can mix and match all the pieces and then there are literally hundreds of designs that you can create.

Step 4: Cut all the pieces of patterned paper.

Inside pieces: Cut two pieces 4″ x 2 3/4″ & two pieces 4″ x 3/4″  & two pieces 4″ x 1 3/4″

Outside pieces: Cut two pieces 4″ x 2 3/4″ & two pieces 4″ x 1 3/4″

Now use the same Spellbinders Classic Petal edger to add decorative edges to the pieces that will go onto the two end sections of the gift card holder base.

Step 5: Apply the outside pieces to the base with double-sided adhesive and then put thin strips of double-sided adhesive onto the sides and one long edge of the base as shown. Remove the backing and attach those two sections together. This is how you make the little pocket that the gift card will sit in.

Step 6: Turn over the gift card holder and use a ruler and craft knife to cut off about 1/16″ of cardstock along the edge of the fold. Now you have created the slot where you will place your gift card.

Step 7: Use double-sided adhesive to apply all the inside pieces. I also added a plain oval so that I would have somewhere to write a little message. Now you are ready to add the closure and for this I picked the Tombow Hook & Loop Fastener Tabs. These things are amazing! They are ultra thin – about 1 mm for both pieces – and they hold like crazy. Perfect for all those projects where you need something to stay closed but you don’t want a lot of bulk. And they are self-adhesive. You get 24 tabs in a package and as you will see I only used half of one for this holder.

Step 8: Cut one of the Hook & Loop Fastener Tabs in half and apply it to the inside center of the top flap.

Then take the backing off the other side and close up your gift card holder and press down.

Presto! Just like magic you have your fastener tab in just the right place without any measuring or fussing around.

This is the inside of my gift card holder with a gift card in it.

And I couldn’t resist adding some ribbon and a little bling to finish it off but you could add all sort of things – die cuts, silk flowers, buttons…there’s really no limit to what you can do with these little holders.

I am going to use this gift card holder for an upcoming birthday and wanted something fresh and bright so I used paper from the Kaisercraft Chapter One paper pad. I just love the colors in this collection and I think my friend will too.

Take a look at how different you can make these look just by changing the papers and rounding the corners instead of doing a decorative edge. For this Christmas gift card holder I used papers from the Kaisercraft December 25th paper pad. I just love the vintage look of these papers and the die cuts that are included made adding the embellishment on the front really easy.

Well…that’s it for this tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it and give these gift card holders a try. Thanks for dropping by.