Last Minute Gift Card Holders

If you need a last minute gift card holder, then I have a very quick and easy one for you. I’ve made three or four of these in the last few days (yes, I’m very behind) and I’m sharing two of them today. I like to place these gift card holders in a box and then wrap it up or simply tie some ribbon around the envelope. 



You’ll need to start with a piece of cardstock that measures 11″ x 4-1/4″ and score at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″. Fold on the score lines and then add adhesive to make the pocket where the gift card (or cash) will go. The picture shows a notch on the left side, but don’t do that until you’ve adhered the Designer Series Paper which I’ll explain below.  I wanted a strong adhesive and prefer to use Tear & Tape. 



You’ll first need to add a piece of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper to the front of the pocket (the other side of the piece where you added the adhesive). THEN, use the Layering Circles Dies to cut a notch so the recipient can easily pull out the cash or gift card. I used my retired 1″ Circle Punch but the Layering Circles Dies will work too. Now you’ll peel off the liner of the Tear & Tape and fold it towards the right, to make the pocket. 



Next, add a panel of of Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper to the front of the card and the inside panel  You’ll also add a piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside. We’re almost done!  The sentiment was stamped onto Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink and the stamp set, Christmas to Remember (this stamp set isn’t retiring – yay!!!!). I cut the sentiment out using the Seasonal Labels Dies (also, NOT retiring) and cut a larger one out of Soft Succulent cardstock.  I layered the two pieces together and then on the back (on the right-hand side only) I added Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered it to the front of the card. Easy and so cute! You can find all the measurements I used below the Supply List. 

Here’s another gift card holder using Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper (retiring), Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink, the stamp set Perfectly Plaid and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies





Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.



  • Base of Card:  11″ x 4-1/4″  score at 2-1/2″ & 5-1/2″
  • Cardstock the Color of the Base (piece layered with the sentiment): approx. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper (front and inside left panel):  (2) 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper (pocket):  4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock (inside panel):  4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock (sentiment): approx. 3″ x 1-1/4″


Celebrate with Flowers Card Sampler



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  • Finished size: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ 
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Tracy’s Tuesday Tutorial

It’s Tuesday so that means I have another free tutorial for you using Stampin’ Up! products! Today’s tutorial is for the gift card holder featured last Friday for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop. If you missed that post, which includes many more pictures and a supply list, you can check it out here.  


Bradley Points

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Glitter Queens Blog Hop – All About Men

It’s time for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop and this month it’s all about men! I have to admit, it was REALLY hard for me to come up with a card suitable for a man.  Ever since I lost my dad almost ten years ago, I just haven’t been able to make a Father’s Day card. I’ve made cards for my husband but I usually sneak in some feminine touches.  It’s so hard not to add a rhinestone or two!!!  

I tend to give my brother in law gift cards so I made my cards today with him in mind! I made a video last year showing how to create this type of gift card holder which you can view here! (Please note:  many of the products in the video have retired).  (more…)

Seasonal Tags Framelits by Stampin’ Up!

I wasn’t able to finish the video I had planned for today so I’ll be sharing that project tomorrow.  Today I’m sharing a Stampin’ Up! project (you can find it in the Annual Catalog on page 103) and another project I made last year, both using two products I’ve featured all week long, the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies and Seasonal Chums stamp set.