How to Make a Gift Card Holder

Posted by Chrissie Tobas

This DIY card tutorial teaches you how to put a gift card pocket in your design! This handmade card is perfect for many occasions.

This DIY card tutorial teaches you how to put a gift card pocket in your design! This handmade card is perfect for many occasions.

Supplies You Will Need:

  • Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Spectrum Noir White Cardstock
  • Palette Knife
  • Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
  • Distress Crayons Set 1: Peacock Blue, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed
  • Heidi Swapp Stencil Square Lattice
  • VersaMark Watermark Ink
  • Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
  • Therm O Web XL Tape Runner
  • Washi Tape or Repositional Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Cross Stitch Border Dies
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Die cut a rectangle from a piece of white cardstock.

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Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark watermark ink and cover with gold embossing powder. Activate with a heat gun.

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Place a stencil over a panel trimmed to 4 x 5.25. Secure it down with washi tape so it does not move

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Using a palette knife, add some embossing paste to the panel. Don't cover the entire panel; just add the paste in the center, top and bottom. Stray away from the sides.

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Peel back the stencil and clean it immediately with water. Allow the paste on the panel to dry at least one hour. Then, color a small area with Distress Crayons.

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Use your finger to blend the color!

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Add additional colors and use your finger to blend. Get messy! It comes off with soap and water, so don't sweat it. The Distress Crayons blend easily together.

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Adhere the left and right edges of the stamped rectangle onto the front of the card with strong adhesive. Make sure you leave enough space to slide a gift card through. Or, if you prefer, leave less space and add cash in place of a gift card!

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Adhere the front panel to the card base (base is 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5 inches) to complete the card.

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This is such an easy and unconventional way to gift a gift card or cash!

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