Friday, December 22, 2023

Gift Card Holders

So, how’s it going? Christmas is only a few days away! Are you done with your shopping and have other preparations in motion? 

Hey there! Today I'm sharing my latest project for CutCardStock. It’s a set of easily constructed gift card holders. Sure, you can give them in the packaging they come in, but why not make the presentation a little more special?

I started by cutting the bases to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches out of Stardream Metallic GOLD 105 lb Cardstock. Score at 2 and 6 inches along the 8 1/2 inch side.

This card stock scores and folds beautifully. The weight is perfect for the base.

Next pieces to cover the outside of the holder were cut. You’ll want a piece for each flap. I used  Mohawk Super Fine White Smooth 100 lb CardStock and cut a piece to 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches for the upper flap and 2/1/4 x 3 1/4 for the bottom flap.

These pieces were embossed with an embossing folder for a little texture and then adhered to the base.

Frames were cut out of the gold metallic and white card stocks, layered and adhered to the top flap.

I die cut poinsettias, leaves, flourishes and a sentiment to add to the frames .

Lessebo Colors Premium DAWN MAROON 83lb Cardstock and Lessebo Colors HUNTER GREEN 83lb Cardstock were used for these pieces. 

This card stock is a fairly new line CutCardStock is carrying. It is nice and smooth and cut and embossed beautifully!

The poinsettias were layered and a pearl embellishment added to each flower center.

A pocket to hold the gift card was created by adhering the sides of the bottom flap to the inside of the base. I used a strong 1/4 inch wide double sided tape for this step.

Decorate the frames with the other die cuts. Add velcro to the backside of the frames and bottom flap to keep the holder closed.

Tuck the gift card into the inside pocket, close and you’re done!

Give these a try and decorate to make appropriate for the gifting occasion. I’m sure your recipients will love them!

Thanks so much for giving my project a look.

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Linking to:
613 Avenue Create - ATG/Any Winter Holiday
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas 


  1. Gorgeous giftcardholders, beautiful poinsettia. Thank you so much for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. Anita DT

  2. Beautiful way to give gift cards! Love those poinsettias! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  3. What a great idea! You're right, it's always nicer to get something handmade with love!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    ~ DT Dagmara

  4. Wonderful gift card holders. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our December challenge.

  5. These are so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner