Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quick Gift Card Holder for Christmas

Hi Stampers,

Fall is in the air and you know what that means...less than three months until Christmas!

Today I want to share with you a simple gift card holder that starts with an A2 sized envelope.  The embellishments could be changed to fit any gift-giving occasion.  The only limit is your imagination!

I made two versions - here's my "stepped-up version":

And here is the simpler (but just as cute!) version:

Here are the basic directions for this simple gift card holder.  Start with an A2 sized envelope.  Score a line down the center of the envelope front at 2-7/8".  Cut the flap of the envelope on the score line.

On the back of the envelope, seal the left side of the flap and tuck the right half of the flap in.  

Fold the envelope in half on the score line.

Cover the sealed flap with a piece of Designer Paper cut to 2 1/2" x 4 1/8".  

Here's another way to cover the sealed envelope flap using a reindeer stamped and punched from Cookie Cutter Christmas.

The tag is a 2" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock stamped using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.  The end is punched using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

The gift card slides inside the pocket along with the tag.

On the stepped-up version I cut a piece of Designer Paper 1-1/2" x 4-5/8" and flagged one end.  I stamped "for you" in Real Red and used an oval die-cut for the shape.

The belly band is made from Real Red cardstock cut at 1" x 6-1/2".  The reindeer is stamped in Early Espresso ink and the bow is Real Red ink stamped on Real Red cardstock.

I hope you'll give this a try!  Here is a list of the Stampin' Up materials used for this project:

# 107297  Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes
# 143493  Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle
# 141981  Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
# 102482  Real Red Cardstock
# 100730  Whisper White Cardstock
# 133324  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Visit my online store to purchase any of the materials you need for this project.

Have a lovely day,


  1. Love this idea! I have a question - what set did that lovely "for you" sentiment come from? Thanks! ~chris

    1. Thank you for your comment! "for you" comes from Birthday Blooms (#140658) and the holly sprig is from Oh, What Fun (#140386). I hope you have fun making these!