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Matchbook style Gift Card Holder

Today I have a set of gift card holders. This is not my original idea. I got this idea from Dawns Stamping Thoughts via You Tube. I did do some minor changes (not sure if you call call it changes :p) but I did add an extra layer as well as removed a layer. So here is my version of the card.


Dawn’s idea of this gift card holder sits on a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ folded card.. so like card and gift card holder together… 2-in-1. That’s the layer I removed!! I like how it looks without the base and will perfectly fit in an envelope. Ofcourse giving it without envelope is the best way to give, but just in case if someone does want to put it in an envelope..it works well.


While I used the same “best wishes” sentiment to keep the gift card holders general (to be used at any occasion), I did use 3 different stamps. The Best wishes on the top holder (rectangular) is from Mudra’s Purely Labeled set. The one on the middle (fun looking writing) is from. The one at the bottom (formal looking) is from a retired set of Stampin’ Up! The layer I added is the black in between the folded matchbook cardstock and the printed paper. I used Dawn’s dimension for cutting printed paper to cut out the black layer. So the printed paper on my GCH is 1/2″ x 2-5/8″ (strip) and 3-1/8″ x 2-5/8″.


The inside of the flap is plain and has ample space to write a message. It is pretty easy to open and close, like a matchbook.


The “For You” die cut is that from Lawn Fawn.I added some glitter with Wink Of Stella Brush pen and also some glossy accents to complete the look. Ofcourse the printed papers are from my stock of Simon Says Stamp Card Kits.

This is all for now.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting!

Cheers =)

Pop Up Gift Card Holders

Today I have set of Pop-up gift card holder. So this is not my original idea, I got it from a crafter on YouTube. You can check out the video HERE.

So here is my version:


It is simple and easy to make. It is 3-fold and when opened, the gift card pops up. Hence the name “Pop-Up” card holder.


I used Kraft cardstock as base and some beautiful printed papers from Stampin’ Up! The printed papers are pretty old… I had ordered 2-3 packs since I had liked it and use it with care 😀


The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Sunday Sentiments Stamp Set. I have it popped up on the band to give some dimension. Finally some sparkly enamel dots complete the look of these holders.


I made 12 of these..a set. I also like how the printed papers look against the kraft cardstock- bright and cheery. I know all 12 have the same sentiment, this only makes them appropriate for any occasion 😀


This is all for today. More gift card holders to come soon!!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Box style Gift Card Holer

Yesterday I had to visit Michaels to buy some gold string for another project (to come soon), and I found these:


Box style gift card holder (name I gave them) … made me think…hmm.. I wonder if I can make them. So I bought, pulled one apart and created my version of these gift card holder.


So I decided to create a tutorial to make these easy gift card holders. I haven’t written a tutorial in a long time. So please bear with me! Now this can be made using cardstock or a nice sturdy printed paper. I made sample of both.


  1.  Start with a cardstock or printed paper measuring 5-3/8″ x 9-3/8″. Score the long side at 3-1/2″, 4″ and 7-5/8″.  Next, score the short side at 1/2 and 1″ on both sides. As well score on 3/4″ upto the 3-1/2″ score line.


2. Next there will be some cutting. Cut out the pieces as shown in the picture (red lines) and notch out edges (black lines).


 After cutting and notching, the cardstock should look like this. I also used corner rounder to round of the edges and used Adorning accents die by Stampin’ Up! to create a curve slit on the other end. (That would be the opening.) You could use circle punch, oval punch or word window punch. The idea is to create opening in order to be able to pull out the gift card easily.


3. Next go ahead put the printed paper (if your base is cardstock). You will need 1pc of 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ for the front and 3-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ for the flap. Add glue to the edges (as shown in the pictures).


4. Fold and reinforce all the scored lines using a bone folder. Next we will put the box together by attaching the small flaps to the nearest scored lines.


and then attaching the back to the 2 side flaps, thus creating the box. Press firmly in order for the box to stick well. Also gently push into the score lines on the side.

5. Next use a hole punch to create holes on the front flap… on the score line where the flap folds down.GH12EPush ribbon through the holes and tie it to make a loop. Complete the decor of the gift holder with sentiment of your choice. I used “Merry Christmas” from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin’ Up!. Finally attach velcro or magnets for closure.


The gift cards fit well with plenty of wiggle room. It could also be used as money holder and can be hung on Christmas tree.


Hopefully you will enjoy making this gift card holder as much as I did. I will be happy to answer any questions you have. Leave a comment and I will reply as soon as possible.

Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Gift Card Holder

Summer break means full time crafting for me 🙂 So I have been watching videos of these wonderful crafters and trying boxes and bags and gift card holders. I love 3-D projects… So recently I tried Paper Craft Button’s gift card holder… it is a holder that would fit in C6 size envelope…. U.K. size I think!! However, I think these are nice size that if decorated well would look nice on its own.

GH10The thing I like about this holder is the pop up part… the insert slides out when you open the flap.

GH10bSo you can find the tutorial for this gift card holder at Papercraftbutton. She has the dimensions and video tutorial in her blog post. Why mess when she has a perfectly detailed video tutorial.

So while I loved this size and I was trying to make a gift card holder for a friend, I thought it was a little too big for a gift card. I think it would be a nice money holder. Anyways, so trying to keep the same pop up but in small size I tried to tweak the measurements and came up with the following.

GH9I will be honest that in the excitement of being able to figure out the tweaks….I completely forgot to pop up my insert :(( and glued it down instead… nevertheless… it still made a good gift card holder… I think =)

GH9aWhen I look at the picture, I realize it does look better like this rather than pop up (just because it is smaller)… but it would not be hard to pop it up if one desires. So here are the measurements for the gift holder I made.

Base CS: 5″ x 7-1/2″

Score 7-1/2″@ 1-3/4″ and 5″

Score 5″ side at 1/2″ on both ends.

Insert CS: 3-3/4″ x 3″ (if you want to pop it, I would make the insert 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and score it at 1/2 ” on 3-1/2″ side.)

Writing panel (for inside): 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (if you are popping the insert, then you would need the panel to be 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″)


1 pc-3-3/4″ x 2- 3/8″ (for the flap)

1 pc- 3-3/4″ x 1-5/8″

Follow the procedure as shown in the video and the gift card holder is ready 🙂

These are very easy to make and can be made and stored for future use 😀

This is all for now,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting!

Cheers =)

Standing Business Card Holder

While it is Monday morning…thanks to my summer break all days seem to be the same :)) I like the summer break…I can have my breakfast and coffee with computer on…check mails, facebook, watch crafting videos on youtube 😀 All the awesome crafty channels I’ve subscribed to will have some video new video…otherwise catch up on their old videos.

Doing the same, I was watching Pootles Paper Craft’s Freestanding Treat Bag Video. In that she mentioned about Free Standing Business card Holder…. I know!! A business card holder, that will not fall off as soon as you put your business cards!! I had to you tube search it and found the video and already made one to hold my business cards =) Super Cute!!!!

A cute nice sized holder… that holds plenty of cards. It has these flat bottom (call them feet if you may please) that holds it upright making it perfect to sit on shelf/table. I decorated the front using KK logo stamp, free hand cutting it and popping it using 3-D foam tape. A small black button with black and white twine tied into a bow! Even though it is sitting flat, I still added a strip of cardstock on the inside bottom to make it a little more sturdy so if I have to move it or transport it, the cards don’t weigh it down.

Absolutely precious–perfect at craft fairs or to put with your products at local boutiques or even perfect to sit on your desk if you work in an office 😀 Best part is…it can be customized as per your desire- your favorite color combo, design etc. 

Pootles has perfect tutorial on how to make this easy card holder…..visit HERE for the same. The measurements are in her post as well as there is a link to the video tutorial. 

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Gift cards…Baby

So while I continue to work on things for the Baby Expo… I decided to make some gift card holders. So while searching for ideas, I came across this particular style of Gift Card Holder…. simple, easy and can be made for any occasion. I found it via google search… Secret Life of Paper and her project Jolly Holly Gift Card Holder. 

Of course trying to make Baby Gift Card Holders….so using Baby Themed designer series paper was best choice.

The original instructions and design can be be found HERE

Here is modified instructions of what I did on the versions I made. 

1. Cut a piece of card stock to 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (you can make 3 gift card holders from 1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11″ CS or 4 from 12″ x 12″ CS)
2. Score CS @ 2 1/2″ on one end and 2″ on other end.
3. Use Rounded Corner Punch to round corners on the 2″ end

4. Cut 3 pieces of Designer Paper

  • 3 1/4 ” x 1 3/4″
  • 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″

5. On the cardstock, glue down the 2-1/2” flap by applying adhesive along side edges only. This will form a pocket for the gift card to slide in and out. 
6. Use Rounded Corner Punch to round corners on one side of 3-1/4  x 1 3/4″ piece of Designer Paper.
7. Attach designer paper to outside of gift card holder
8. Attach a small piece of velcro to 2″ side and fold down. 

9. Decorate the top as desired. 

In the original design, a cute image and scallop base completes the gift card holder. I wanted to keep it simple and see how they did without any toppers. I think they turned out great due the DSP

All in all, this took me 1 hr to finish… from cutting cardstock, designer papers to gluing it all. 4 Gift Card Holders in 1 hr…not baad 😉

Last look: 

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =) 

All in One gift card holder

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break…. I did with friends and their kids… made some kid crafts all week….It was fun. But its time I get back to regular things now. =) With Xmas season around the corned, I need to start my box of Xmas cards to send to friends and family. While going through ideas, I found this one All in one gift card holder by Kelly Gettlefinger at Always Stampin’ -some nice ideas, wonderful video tutorials that you can subscribe to on youtube.com. So I love this gift card holder… its 3-fold and very different. 

So after watching the wonderful tutorial..I had to make one of these…Perfect for Xmas giving this time =) So here is the link to the tutorial ALL IN ONE GIFT CARD

Here is my version:

View of the inside:

The right most flap is where you can insert the gift card =) I use patterned paper to decorate the small flap that holds the gift card, but you could stamp a greeting there

Another idea instead of a patterned paper in the middle you could glue a cardstock and write personal message for the receiver of the gift card. You can also decorate the front–since the patterned paper I used on my belly band had “Ho Ho” on it… I did not want to put anything. 

One thing I realized— I used bulky patterned paper…these are sort of raised (due to the embossing) so after folding and tucking the belly band, it becomes a little thick.

I also made a template for myself… wrote the measurements… that ways all I have to do is look at the template and I can recreate the wonderful gift card holder 😉

More holiday stuff to come…

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Flip Top Box

So am back after almost a month… work has been keeping me busy. The weather brings sickness, sick teachers…. more work for me 😀

With Thanksgiving around the corner, and with Thanksgiving break for a week… have some time at home =) So of course the first thing I do is go through SplitcoastStampers — can’t stop praising their tutorials… So they had a Flip Box tutorial… a crayon box like box… its super cute for treats–chocolates or gift cards… I loved it!!

Cutest little thing…this box is perfect!! Since at splitcoaststampers they have perfect tutotrial with Video… I am not going to mess with it… Making the base box is very easy…the decorating with designer paper was a little tricky… Tutorial says to cut the DSP 1/8″ shorter than the scored measurements… but I had to cut a little more. But once it is ready….simply fab!! I always wondered how could you make box with a flip lid–Click HERE for the tutorial.

Try making it…. perfect for the holidays =)
Until next time,
Happy Krafting
Cheers =)

Funky Gift Card Holder

Continuing with trying something new……I came across this website www.stampington.com a very long time ago. It is a Publication company that publishes umpteen number of Art and Crafting Magazines. I was trying to find a cupcake template for a friends birthday (was leaving her a surprise of cupcakes, so wanted it to decorate the box). Google took me there. Now this website has some a Studio Section with ideas and instructions for free projects, video tutorials, limited but free templates and like. I copied down most of the templates ;)– had to!!! 

Anywaz… So this time I decided to try the Funky Folder– would be a cute little gift card holder I thought and one of my friends birthday today so I thought I could make this for her =) 1 stone-2 birds– Stone being Funky Folder, Bird 1 being my desire to try it and Bird 2 being something for my friend 😀

So here is what I made-

Funky Folder/Gift Card Holder

 Let me see if I can put down the instructions in words 😉

1. Start with printing the template and putting it on tracing pape 

2. Then I traced the template on a Designer Cardstock paper and cut it out. I sponged the edges using Old Olive ink (SU ink).

3. The other side of this cardstock is white, so I lined the inside with an Old Olive Cardstock in the rectangular area. I wanted to write in there so I decided to do it. 

 4. Next I made holes on the flaps using a 1/16th” hole punch. I made them at edge overlaying each other- not realizing that would make it difficult to open it. So I punched holes a little inside. 

So you see 2 holes on each flap (hey its handmade… errors happen :D). So I put 1 brad on one flap (Pic on right). Wrapped ribbon around it and took both the edges to the opposite flap (Pic on left) and pushed them through the hole. Finally pushed a brad and sealed it (no glue…yayyy). 

5. Since I had 2 holes on the edges of the flap… I created a tag and tied it to one of the holes on the flaps. 


 Just insert a gift card or a little note or money and give it away 😀

Will keep looking for new things and try making them. 

Until next time,



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