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Gift card holder hand made card tutorials

19 Jun 2023 | Projects & Tutorials

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Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a handmade gift card holder with a matching card. Let’s get started:

Materials you will need for your gift card holder:

  1. Coloured cardstock or patterned paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue or double-sided tape
  4. Ruler
  5. Pencil
  6. Ribbon or twine (optional)
  7. Decorative elements like stickers, die-cuts, or stamps (optional)

Part 1: Gift Card Holder

Step 1: Measure and cut the cardstock:

  • Take a piece of cardstock and measure and mark a rectangle shape. The size of the rectangle will depend on the size of the gift card you want to hold. A common size is 4 inches by 6 inches (10 cm by 15 cm).
  • Use a ruler to draw straight lines and cut out the rectangle shape.

Step 2: Folding the holder:

  • Place the cardstock horizontally in front of you.
  • Fold the bottom edge of the cardstock about 2/3 of the way up.
  • Fold the top edge of the cardstock down to meet the bottom fold, creating a pocket. Make sure the pocket is slightly taller than the gift card.

Step 3: Secure the sides:

  • Apply glue or double-sided tape to the sides of the cardstock.
  • Fold the sides inward to seal the edges of the pocket, ensuring that the gift card will fit snugly inside.
  • Press the sides firmly to secure them in place.

Part 2: Matching Card

Step 1: Cut and fold the card base:

  • Take another piece of cardstock and fold it in half to create the card base. You can choose any size you prefer, but a common size is 5 inches by 7 inches (12.5 cm by 17.5 cm).

Step 2: Decorate the front of the card:

  • Use your creativity to decorate the front of the card. You can use patterned paper, stickers, stamps, or any other decorative elements you like.
  • Consider creating a design that matches the theme or occasion for which the gift card is being given.

Step 3: Attach the gift card holder:

  • Apply glue or double-sided tape to the back of the gift card holder.
  • Carefully align the holder to the inside of the card, positioning it on the right-hand side of the card.
  • Press the holder firmly to adhere it to the card base.

Step 4: Optional embellishments:

  • If desired, add additional decorative embellishments to the card, such as ribbon, twine, or more stickers.
  • You can tie a bow around the card to give it a finished look or add a sentiment or message using stamps or handwritten notes.

And there you have it—a handmade gift card holder with a matching card! You can personalize the design and colours according to your preferences and the occasion. Have fun creating your unique gift card holder and card combo!

Samantha West

Samantha is the founder of Paper Creations Paper Craft. With a long history in childcare and kindergarten teaching, crafting, especially hand made cards and scrapbooking, came naturally to her. Sam has run the business for over 7 years.