Grateful Heart Gift Card Holder

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.  I hope your day is a good one however you choose to spend this holiday.  We will be spending the day with friends that are family.  But first I have a card to share.  It is a really Fun Fold and a Gift Card Holder.

I made this gift card holder as a Thanksgiving card, which may seem a bit odd.  This year has definitely made me aware of how much I have to be thankful for.  So I thought a gift to someone special is a good way to show how grateful I am for them, or something they have done.


Stampin' Up!, Banner Year, Plaid Tidings, Itty Bitty Greetings, Harvest Hello, Jackie Beers

LOL!!!  Please forgive my finger…..the card wanted to open instead of cooperating with the picture!

As I said at the top of the post, this is a Fun Fold.  But first, I love the simplicity of the look of the front.  The pumpkin is from the Harvest Hello stamp set and is stamped on Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment, which is an all time favorite, is from the Banner Year stamp set.

Here is the next view:

This is with the pumpkin layer lifted up.  It reveals a gift card.  The gift card is in a pocket on the bottom section.  And seeing this picture, I should have stamped something on the underside of the pumpkin layer.  Never fear, I will be doing this Fun Fold again!!

Here is the final opening:

Now you can see where the gift card is being held.  Yes this card has quite a few layers, but I do love all of the folds.  As I said, I will be doing this one again soon!!

Here are all of the measurements and instructions:

  • The base is Rich Razzleberry and is cut 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • the Crumb Cake layer is cut 4 X 7 1/4 and scored at 5 1/4
  • For the gift card slot, you need Crumb Cake cut to 1 3/4 X 3 3/4.  Put Tear & Tape on each short side and one long side.  Adhere with the side without tape and the end. (as shown in last picture)
  • Center the Crumb Cake layer folded as if it was a 4 X 5 1/4 layer
  • The Bumblebee layer is cut to 3 3/4 X 5 for the inside layer and 3 3/4 X 1 3/4 for the bottom fold
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 4 3/4 for the inside and 3 1/2 X 1 1/2 for the bottom fold
  • The Top Crumb Cake folded layer is 2 3/4 X 8, folded at 4
  • The top Bumblebee layer is 2 1/2 X 3 3/4


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Toile Gift Card Holder

I really like the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper.  I have used it a few times this season since it came back as a Returning Favorite.  Today I have a little bit different fold to showcase it.  Because the paper is so pretty, I hate covering it up.  And it is difficult to find ways to Not cover it.

I paired the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper with the Gift Wrapped Bundle.  To not cover the DSP, I created a band to go around the card to hold it closed.  Did I mention it was a Gift Card Holder?  You know how much I love these!!

Here is the inside view

The gift card slot is just above my watermark.  I was not thinking that I did not have a card in there!

From this picture I think you can see that the card is basically divided into two equal parts.  The DSP is cut to line up perfectly.  And the seem is covered my the belly band.

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Measurements and Directions for today’s project:

  • Card base of Garden Green is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • Very Vanilla is cut to 4 X 10 1/4, and scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • The 8 1/4 fold is for the gift card. Fold it to the inside and punch a thumb hole using a circle punch inserted halfway prior to securing the edges with Tear & Tape
  • DSP is one piece cut 3 3/4 X 5. On the 5″ side cut at the 2 1/2 mark for two equal pieces.
  • Adhere one piece to the front of the fold down (gift card) section, close it and then add the second piece and align them
  • The belly band is 1 1/2 X 11. Score at 2 5/8 and 7. Fold and burnish.
  • Wrap around the closed card and secure the overlap in front.
  • Add the stamped and punched bow and tag so they cover the overlap on the band

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Snowman and Snowflakes

Last Wednesday I shared a great Fun Fold card for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  I made a slim card using the same fold that I am sharing with you today.  This fold is a CASE from Paula Butler and a card I received in a swap we were part of.  I LOVE this fold and all of it’s possibilities.


And here is the open view:


As you can see from this open view, it is also a gift card holder!  WooHoo.  This version of the card has the top focal layer pushed to the left.  This allows room for the sentiment, which is a bit long, to go to the right side.  One of the things I love about this fun fold is that you can move that center section to wherever you want it to accommodate different elements.  And you could eliminate the gift card slot as well.

This gorgeous DSP is the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.  I think having the various shades of blue along with the Highland Heather makes it very special!  I love traditional Christmas colors, but I also like “different” some times.  This definitely fits that bill!

The snowman and sentiment are from the Snowman Season stamp set.  It is in the Annual Catalog and was a carry over from last year.  There is a matching punch as well.    The inside sentiment is from the Wrapped In Christmas stamp set.

I have the measurements for this card just below.  You can click HERE to see the slim line card I did using the same Fun Fold.


  • Base card of Highland Heather is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • Center folded / gift card layer is 3 1/8 X 10 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2
  • Fold the 8 1/2 score line to the inside for the gift card pocket
  • Inside Whisper White layer , and front stamped layer, are 2 7/8 X 4
  • Left side DSP is 3/4 X 4
  • Right side DSP is 1 1/4 X 4
  • Gift slot DSP is 2 7/8 X 1 3/4
  • Sentiment layers are 1 1/4 X 3, and 1 X 2 3/4
  • Regarding assembly:  For me, it was easiest to apply to DSP pieces on each side allowing the same spacing on the outsides.  Then simply fit the center piece into place.  The center piece fits flush with the top and bottom of the base card.


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Hoot Gift Card Holder

You all know that I LOVE Gift Card Holders.  I have one to share today that I have made several variations of for classes this year.  The one I am showing you is made with two of my favorite products from the Mini Catalog.


I paired the super cute Have A Hoot stamp set with one of my all time favorite DSP, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.  I also used the Wrapped In Christmas stamp set as well.

Somehow I failed to take a picture of the inside of this version!  DUH!!!  But I have a picture of one of the other versions.  Other than the DSP, it looks the same.  So here is the inside view.


The only difference on this inside view, is that I added the Circle Die cut to the top.  This allows the gift card section to tuck underneath it for a closure.

I love this fold and layout.  It allows quite a lot for your stamped and written sentiments, as well as the gift card slot.

Here are a few different versions of the same fold.

Here are the measurements for the top photo and the inside.

  • base card is Whisper White Thick cardstock cut 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 1 1/2, 5 1/2
  • Fold and burnish the score lines.  The 1 1/2 is the gift card holder.  Fold it to the inside.  Place a gift card or business card into the slot as you secure it with Tear & Tape.  This allows a bit of extra room so that the card does not tear the paper when added later.
  • When closed, the fold of the card (the 5 1/2 score line, is at the bottom.
  • The DSP is cut to 4 X 1 1/2 and 4 3 3/4 for the front. The gift card slot DSP is 4 X 1 1/4
  • The front layer is 2 X 3 1/8 and 1 3/4 X 2 7/8 for the owls.
  • The inside sentiment layers are 4  X 3 3/4 and 3 3/4 X 3 1/2
  • The top circles are cut using Layering Circles Dies.  It is added with dimensionals that are placed center and top.  This allows the bottom portion of the card to tuck underneath.


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Fall Gift Card Holder

I have been cleaning, sorting, etc in my craft space a bit lately.  One of the best parts of this is I find old projects that I saved because of the layout, folds, etc.  Today I have a gift card holder that is an “Oldie but a Goodie”.  This is one that is very quick and simple in terms of cutting and scoring.  And it it super flexible so that different stamping or DSP makes it appropriate for anyone at any time of year.  I know I need gift card holders year round!


Stampin' Up!, Plaid Tidings, Label Me Fancy, Label Me Lovely, Jackie Beers


As I started working on this post, I realized I did not add the touch of bling that I had planned on.  So imagine that there is some bling next to the sentiment!  LOL!!!  Sometimes I would forget my head.  I was running out of time, so did not go back down to my room to fix it.  Sorry!!

Besides the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, I used the Little Treats stamp set.  This little set has decorations and sentiments for a variety of occasions.  Plus the Little Treat Box is adorable.

Here is the inside of the card.


As you can see , the gift card sort of stands up in the center fold.  You can decorate this card as much, or as little as you want.  I opted to just show the pretty DSP.  It is from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  As I have this one done, which is DSP on every panel on both sides, it takes 2 sheets of the 6X6, with just a bit left over.  I have the measurements for you below.

Here is a close up of the slit that the gift card fits in.


I cut the slit just after I have made all of the score lines.  Go back to the 6″ score line.   It is the center one of the three that are close together.  Using the Paper Trimmer, lay that score line on the cutting track.  Come in 3/8″ and slice down the score line, and stop at 3/8″ from the other end.  To make the little stand up holder, use Tear & Tape and place it against the cut edge on one of the panels above or below the cut line.  You do not need to do it on both of those sections.  But the tape does need to be against the edge so you don’t close up the opening you made.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will add the instructions and measurements just below.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I would love to help you out.


  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 10
  • Score along the 10″ side at 2, 5, 6, & 7.
  • Place the 6″ slit on the Paper Trimmer and cut , leaving 3/8″ from each end solid
  • Fold and burnish on all score lines.  Make a “mountain, Valley ” fold with the three short lines.  The slit for the gift card should be at the top.
  • Place Tear & Tape along the edge on each end of one of the 5-6 or 6-7 scored sections.
  • Cut DSP to: 2 pieces cut 1 3/4 X 4, and 4 pieces cut 2 3/4 X 4
  • After adhering the paper, remove the Tear & Tape and make the mountain with the slot at the top.
  • Decorate the front as you see fit.  I did use a velcro dot to hold the card closed due to the thickness.




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Quick Gift Card Holder

If you follow my posts, you know I love gift card holders. I have a pretty but different one to share today.  And it is not a card.  However, you could take the properties and make a really cute card.


Stampin' Up!, gift card, Heartwarming Hugs, Gift Wrapped, Ornate Frames, Triple Banner, Jackie Beers


This adorable tin is on page 55 of the upcoming August – December Mini Catalog.   It is a perfect size of not too large and not too small.  It holds a Gift Card perfectly.  Plus, you have a little room to add some extra surprises.  It measures 4″ x 2 3/4″ x 1″.  And it is food safe as well.  They come very well packaged in a group of 4.

I wrapped the tin with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper that is cut 8 1/4 X 2. It is tight enough not to easily slide off, but does slide off and on.  The length gives a good bit of overlap, which I like for sturdiness.

The banner is from Heartwarming Hugs DSP as well.  I started with a piece cut 2 x 3.  It is punched using the Banner Triple Punch.  The sentiment is from the Gift Wrapped set.  I layered it using the Ornate Frames Dies.  The finishing touch is the bow I made with the Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon.  It ties wonderful bows that stay fluffy!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I will have another card project to share with you tomorrow.

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