Short on time? Callie Huza has you covered with making gift card holders to store away in and give as a gift when needed.
Hey Sweet Friends! This is Callie, and I am up on the blog today to share a tutorial on making gift card holders. I find that a gift card is the perfect way to say thank you, or as a random gift to cheer someone up. I don’t like handing over a plain gift card, so I thought I would show you how I pre-make some gift card holders to have on hand.
Since just about everyone loves getting a coffee gift card, I decided to make my holder in a coffee theme using “Coffee Town” and “Hand Out” (linked below). As this is going to be a “just because” gift, I won’t be adding any other sentiment, however; it would be perfect to add a Thank You, Happy Birthday, or Happy Holiday’s stamp to it. Or, how about decorating it with some of the new Sticky Sweet Stickers? Totally cute, right?
First thing you will need is your cardstock paper for the gift card holder. I personally love kraft cardstock with coffee related crafts, but any color you have will be great. I am using a 110 lb kraft cardstock for my project. You can make 2 gift card holders out of a sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper. Cut your cardstock down to 7.25” tall and then cut in half at 4.25” wide.
Now you will want to score your cardstock. If you have a paper crafting score board, it will make it easy, but if not just measure and score against your ruler. I made two scores on my paper. The first one is at 2” and the second one is at 5”. Once you have it scored, simply fold your paper down to create the gift card holder.
I decided to round the corners on the top fold over piece. I used my 1″ corner rounder, but you can skip this step, or use whatever corner rounder you have.
I then took a piece of white cardstock – I totally dug it out of my scrap paper bin – and cut it to 4.25” wide and 1” tall. Next, I stamped the large sentiment that says COFFEE in the center of my scrap. Since I want to color with Copic markers, I used Memento Ink. I love the look of ombre on the outline letters, so I used 3 shades of brown to get that effect.
I thought it would be cute to use the coffee cup stamp to create a background on the card, so I used a a brown ink and randomly stamped the coffee cup all over the front – at various angles so it looks like a random patterned paper.
On the inside, I decided to use the sentiment from “Hand Out” that says “looks like you could use one of these”, I also thought about using the one that says “just a little pick-me-up.” Either would be totally perfect for a random act of kindness. I stamped that under the flap so that it will be seen when the recipient open the card. I left the upper inside flap blank so that I could write in whatever greeting I want to when I am ready to use it.
Now you are ready to assemble. I used some double sided adhesive tape to secure just the sides of the lower flap, or you can use a tape runner. Then I glued my COFFEE stamped white paper across the top flap, and it is done.
I usually seal my gift card holder with a tiny piece of Velcro inside the flap, but I was looking at my Sticky Sweet Stickers and the donuts that are on the top of every sheet caught my eye. I pulled out my ¾” circle punch and punched one of them out to use as a seal; now how perfect is that? You could also just cut one out with scissors so that you have a single sticker, or go ahead and use all three of them – that would be super cute too!
Now that you have the basics of the gift card holder, you can customize it to work for any occasion using your stamps and stickers from Sweet Stamp Shop14. I know that when I gave gift cards for holiday’s last year, I made these holders for them, and the recipients were all so impressed. So, take a little time and make a few, they are a quick, fun project that lets you use up some scraps you have laying around too.
Thank you for stopping in to read my post today, please be sure to share your creations on social media and be sure you tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest and tag me on Instagram @CallieCoPaperTrail so we can all see what you create.