BYOP Gift Card Holder

I find  myself giving Gift Cards a lot more than buying actual gifts.  I am at the age, not saying what age !, that if I want something I go buy it.  And most of my friends are the same.  So I find it better to give a gift card for a favorite store or restaurant than to worry over what they might like and not already have.  Are you in that same area?

This card holds a gift card and is large enough for you to still write on and it fits in a standard envelope.  Yay, and yay!  Here is is:


BYOP, & Balloon Adventures


BYOP & Balloon Adventures


As you can see in the first picture, the “Open Me Already” holds the card closed if you were giving the gift in person. You would not need to place it in an envelope.

I apologize for the SAB DSP I used.  I designed this card for a girl’s weekend shoe box swap and at the time it was during SAB.  Then, of course, I forgot to use it in a post before it retired.  However I am giving you all of the measurements so you can use any DSP you have on hand.

The measurements are:

  •     Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and is scored at 2 & 5 3/4
  •     Card slot is 2 X 4 1/4 and is scored at 1/4 on 2 short sides & 1 long side
  •     Inside greeting is 4 3/4 X 3 1/4

DSP – small is 5 X 1 3/4 and larger is 5 X 2 1/2

For the gift card slot , cut out the 2 corners where the scoring intersects. This makes for a less bulky fold.  Score all the lines and add glue or tear tape to the three folds.  I recommend folding the sides in first and then the bottom . This way your card, or cash, has a little more room in the bottom without getting hung on that flap. And it will hold cash as well as a gift card !

For the front closure be sure and place your dimensionals no higher than the center of the label and place them beside each other in the center.  That way there is room for the top flap to fold under and by them being beside each other I think it gives it a little  more strength.  You don’t want your card to not work properly !!

Please if you have any questions about this card and my directions leave a comment or email me.  I am happy to explain further.

Thank you for stopping by.  The supplies I used are listed below.  And Do Not Forget the Retiring List !!


Love and Travel

I absolutely love to travel!  And I bought this stamp set to use with that in mind.  I have to confess that this is the first time I have actually used it.  Don’t you just hate that?  Now that I have inked it up, I am in love.  Talking about quick and easy!!  Wow.  A few stamps and you have a really cute card.  And the stamp set is: “Places You’ll Go”.


Places You'll Go, Crumb Cake card stock

Places You’ll Go


You really cannot tell from the picture, but the globe is layered.  It gives the front just a little more definition.  I wanted this to be a sweet card and I do like it.  Isn’t it nice to have a card that uses only one stamp set.  Sometimes it is difficult to do that!

The base is Crumb Cake card stock cut to 4 1/2 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and then the front folded under.  This made for a great way to add ribbon and it not be wrapped on the inside of the card. I cut the ribbon, taped the two ends down on the back side of the crumb cake, and then took a short piece and just tied a not around the ribbon across the top.  Easy Peasy!!

The Real Red layer is 3/4 X 4 3/8, and the Very Vanilla layer is 3 5/8 X 4 1/4.  I like the smaller amount of red showing as opposed to the normal 1/4″ difference in layers.  Remember that you will need a smaller than normal layer of Very Vanilla for the inside of the card.  You do not want to see it around the edges of the red from the front.  I used 3 1/2 X 4 for the inside.

Here are the few items required for this card: