Monday, March 22, 2021

Gift Card Holders

 Hello my friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Saturday was the first day of Spring and the weather was a real mixed bag here. Perfect weather for crafting! Saturday was also my one year blogaversary. I started this blog one year ago and it has been so much fun. Did you get the bonus post on Saturday? There are a couple more chances to get your name in to the draw for an amazing prize!

So on to today's is actually not a card at all. I will be sharing another type of gift card holder. This one was inspired by a small box that I received years ago with a gift card and small gift in it. I kept this adorable little box thinking I would re-use it for something. Obviously that didn't happen. I decided to take the box apart so I could recreate it and turn it into a gift card holder. That's what paper crafters do. I had to adjust the dimensions to make it the size I wanted but I am quite pleased with what I came up with.

Here is the one for the girls:

And the one for the boys:

Here is a picture of them all together:

And here is a picture of the back where the fold flap is:

I had to make a total of four - one for each of my big kids. I put a Starbucks card in them for Easter. I didn't decorate the boxes to look too Easterish because I thought they could re-use the gift card holder and if it was total Easter the chances of it being used again would be very small.

For the girls I started with Petal Pink cardstock. I used a piece that was 7 X 9 inches. On the long side, I scored at 2, 2.25, 5.5 and 5.75. I scored on the short side at 1, 1.25, 5.75 and 6. I folded along all score lines and then cut out the four corners. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners on the flap that folds over.

I layered some DSP from the Peony Garden DSP pack on to a mat of Basic White and then added that to the three sides of the gift card holder. On the flap and the back, I added a very tiny magnet between the Petal Pink cardstock and the Basic White cardstock. I ordered the magnets from Amazon and they are very thin (1mm thick) but are very strong.

On the front side, I decorated it a little more. I stamped my sentiment using Petal Pink on Basic White cardstock. I used my sentiment from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. I cut this out using the Layering Oval Dies. I matted this onto the next size up scalloped oval in Petal Pink cardstock and then matted onto the next size up oval. I added a swoosh of Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon to the center of the front side using glue dots. I then added my sentiment piece on top of the ribbon using dimensionals. To finish off the box, I added some Opal Rounds and that is the gift card holder.

The ones for the boys are basically identical to the ones for the girls except that I used Gray Granite cardstock in place of the Petal Pink cardstock. I used the same DSP as the Gray Granite design was on the reverse side of the Petal Pink DSP I used on the girls gift card holders. Also, instead of the Opal Rounds, I used the Frosted Epoxy Droplets to complete it.

What I used for today's project:

Peony Garden DSP

Gray Granite Cardstock

Petal Pink Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Detailed Trio Punch

Layering Ovals Dies

Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad 

Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad

Beauty Abounds Stamp

Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon

Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon

Opal Rounds

Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this project. It is nice to have a different way to present a gift card. I'm sure the big kids will enjoy them. It has been a tradition in our family that the kids get a gold Lindt bunny every Easter so of course they will also get that along with their gift card and a few other little things. I love keeping these traditions going. Usually we would all get together for a big family dinner but unfortunately we aren't able to do that this year. What are your traditions for Easter?

Stay well and keep creating!



  1. what a great idea - this is on my must make list!

  2. I always made hot cross buns on Good Friday. When they were ready, we would have people over to enjoy them, warm from the oven!
    When my kids were younger, an easter egg hunt was the highlight of the day followed by a family dinner(usually ham).
    This year?? Not so sure...