seventh day of christmas: holiday gift card holders

Hello friends! Happy Eighth Day of Christmas! I love giving gift cards for the holidays because they allow the receiver to pick out what they get, which often ends up being something they might not get for themselves otherwise. But, I worry that when I give them as a gift, it might seem like not much effort went into it. My solution? Make some pretty gift card packaging!

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To make these festive gift card holders I started by gathering my Banner Punch Board, my Trim and Score Board (or a basic score board), some other We R tools, and the Winter Frost Premium Stack from Die Cuts With a View, Inc (available at JoAnn Stores).

First, I trimmed my papers down to 12×4 inches and cut a crest banner shape in one end.

Then I placed my paper on the Trim and Score Board horizontally, with the crest shape facing left, and scored it at 2 1/2, 4 3/4, 7, and 9 1/2 inches.

I folded the score lines as shown below, and then added double sided craft tape to three sides of the second to bottom panel. Be sure not to add adhesive to the side with the crease along the center panel, as this will be the opening for the pocket for holding your gift card. Tip: At this point I placed my gift card on the panel with the adhesive to make sure it would fit inside the tape properly.

I adhered the center and second to bottom panels together to create the pocket, and then trimed 3/8 inch off the top to create the opening for the card as shown below.

Then I create a notch in the pocket for easy access to the gift card with the Clear Cut Circle Punch. It was easy to align the paper halfway into the punch using the clear alignment guide and magnetic system!

Once I finished assembling the gift card holder, here’s what it looked like:

To finish off my gift card, I added a ribbon around the top flap which I cut and sealed with the Ribbon Cutter. I seriously love this tool–don’t know how I ever lived without it!

I cut some tags out of the Winter Frost Premium Stack. It’s so convenient to have cut out tags, journaling cards, and labels included in the stack!

Then I die cut some snowflakes from the DCWV Embossed White Holidays Stack with my Evolution Advanced, and embellished the top flaps.

I hope this gift card holder idea inspires your holiday gift giving. It’s easy to make, but adds a special handmade touch to gift cards. Thanks for joining me today. I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

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