Friday, June 6, 2014


Present Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I mentioned quite some time ago that I would share a tutorial for the present gift card holder that my guests made at a make and take last year before Christmas. Well I never got around to it, and then I thought no one was interested until I got an e-mail recently requesting the tutorial. So... here it is! Sorry it took so long. :-)

This one uses the Retro Fresh DSP from the Occasions Catalog to make a fun birthday gift card holder. 

When you lift up the top the piece with the greeting (and with the gift card) slides up. 

Here is what you need: 
  • Bermuda Bay card stock 4-1/4" x 11"
  • So Saffron card stock 3" x 5-1/2"
  • Tangerine Tango card stock 1-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  • Silver Glimmer Paper 1/4" x 4-1/4"
  • Retro Fresh DSP (squares pattern) 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"
  • Retro Fresh DSP (stripes pattern) 2-1/4" x 9-1/4"
  • Retro Fresh DSP (squares pattern) 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
  • Retro Fresh DSP (squares pattern) 1" x 2-1/4"
  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar
  • Accessories: Gift Bow die, Scallop Border Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive

1. Take your piece of Bermuda Bay card stock and place it on your Simply Scored with the 11" edge against the top. Score at 1-1/2" and 6-3/4". Stamp the 4-1/4" long section with the small dots splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge in Bermuda Bay ink. 

2. Flip over your Bermuda Bay card stock so you're looking at the non-stamped side. Apply Sticky Strip onto the 4-1/4" long section just on the edges. Remove the Sticky Strip liner and fold the card stock up and press it down onto the middle section. Now you have a nice little pocket. Glue the 1-1/4" x 4-1/4" DSP onto the front of the gift card holder with some Glue Stick.

3. Take your So Saffron card stock and place it on your Simply Scored with the 5-1/2" edge against the top. Score at 3/4" and 4-3/4". Stamp the "happy" and "birthday" from Endless Birthday Wishes in Bermuda Bay and Baked Brown Sugar ink. You want the greeting to be close to one of the score lines, but in the middle section. 

4. Now flip over the So Saffron card stock and add Sticky Strip to the top flap as shown.

5. Flip the card stock back over to the stamped side and fold up on both of the score lines.

6. Insert the So Saffron card stock as far into the pocket as it will go. Then remove the Sticky Strip liner and press the flap of the gift card holder closed. This gets the So Saffron card stock stuck down in just the right place.

7. Punch one long edge of the Tangerine Tango piece with the Scallop Edge Punch. Glue this under the flap of the gift card holder with some Glue Stick.

8. The Tangerine Tango card stock should bump up against the score line on the So Saffron card stock. Now when you open the gift card holder it looks like this.

9. At this point you can insert your gift card. I keep a store card that I don't really use in my craft room for when I make gift card holders. That way I know I have the right size pocket. The fold on the bottom of the So Saffron card stock holds the card and pulls it up when the gift card holder is opened. Cool huh?

10. Now use some 2-Way Glue Pen to glue the strip of Glimmer Paper at the edge of the flap. Gotta have some sparkle right?

11. Use the Gift Bow die to cut the remaining pieces of DSP. The stripe DSP is for the long section of the bow. The smallest is for the little piece that wraps around the middle, and the remaining piece is used to cut out the tails of the bow. Once you have all the pieces cut take the long section of the bow. Fold the ends toward the middle and glue the tabs into the middle one at a time with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

11. Now glue the tails onto the bow with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

12. Now glue one end of the small strip. Wrap the strip around the bow and back around to the back and glue the end down onto the back with more Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

13. Finally use a little more Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to glue the bow onto the top of your gift card holder.

Now it's ready to give! With gift cards being such a popular gift it would probably be a good idea to have a few of these on had for that last minute gift.

What do you think? Are there any other specific projects or tutorials that you would like me to do?