Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gift Card Holder

Make someone's special day a bit more special with a gift card in a handmade holder.

It's time, once again, for Iron Craft's weekly challenge. This week's challenge is to make a wedding gift. I have no weddings coming up in the future, so this challenge was a bit more challenging than usual for me. It really made me think. And think. And then I had a breakthrough. I normally give gift cards. The holders that come with them are usually plain, so why not make a pretty one? (And save it for some hypothetical future wedding.)

  • Gift card template
  • Glittery scrapbook paper
  • Sticker
  • Adhesive foam strip
  • Stamps
  • Inks
  • Scrapbook tag
  • Tulle
  • Brad
  • Rhinestone
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Straight edge
  • Stylus or bone folder
  • Pencil

I started off with an old gift card holder that I had and traced it on glittery scrapbook paper with a pencil. If you don't have one, I made a template for you. You're welcome. Just click below to download it. Print it at 100%, cut on the solid lines and fold on the dotted lines.

Click here to download this template.

After getting everything cut out (don't fold anything at this point), I stamped hearts with pink ink all over the inside.

The inside needs to be pretty, too.

 I then stamped a To:/From: image in gold ink.

Yeah, it's a Christmas stamp, but in gold it looks like wedding bells.

Now you can fold it. I used a ruler and a stylus to score the lines.

Using a straight edge and a stylus or bone folder ensures a clean fold.

Yay, it folded correctly! (I usually get worried at this point.)

It folds nicely.

I had a sticker that says "Celebrate" and attached it to a scrap piece of paper and then stuck that down to the  decorative tag with an adhesive foam strip.

Celebrate good time. Come on!

That wasn't fancy enough for me, so I stuck a velvet brad through the corner of the tag that had a fake rhinestone...

More, please!

 ...and then I stuck a real rhinestone on top of that.

Rhinestones make me smile.

Still not fancy enough. Tulle to the rescue! I took a strip, made a loop, and glued it to the back of the tag.

Tutu cute.

I glued all of that onto the front of the card. So pretty! A bit over-the-top, but most weddings are.


It's all finished and just waiting for a card. And a wedding.

Just add a gift card.


  1. That pretty card could be used for a shower or other celebratory event as well as a wedding.

  2. Thanks for making the sketch available to download, and ready to print at 100% size. I loaded it up in Photoshop, did some editing, added a few personalized images and text, printed it and WOW - you are the best. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know! It turns out Google has gotten rid of Picasa while I wasn't paying attention. I have it fixed now. Hope you enjoy!


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