Hello and welcome to today’s project, which is a very quick and easy gift card holder! This time of year is big for giving gift cards and you can buy (gasp!) a gift card holder just about anywhere, but why not make your own? The Envelope Punch Board is a fun way to create and customize a gift card holder for any occasion! You can use either designer series paper or cardstock to create the envelope and can go all out with decorating the outside, or keep it simple. This gift card holder is a very simple, which is helpful if you are making several or are limited on time and need one quickly. Let’s get started!
I chose to create an envelope that measured 3 ½” x 5” so that it was big enough to fit the gift card and not too big that I couldn’t mail it. I started with a 7 ¼” x 7 ¼” piece of Dashing Along DSP and followed the instructions for scoring and punching, don’t forget to use the built-in corner rounder:
The belly band is a 1 ½” x 11” piece of Garden Green cardstock, scored at 2 ¾” and at 8 ¼”:
The inside holder is a 1 ¾” x 4” of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I used the 2” Circle Punch to create the notch at the top:
The sentiment is from Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamped in Memento Ink and I used liquid glue around the side and bottom edges to adhere to the envelope. You will want to make sure that you are as close to the edge as possible, this is a tight fit for the gift card:
To decorate the belly band, I used the Starburst Punch on a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper, stamped the reindeer from Cookie-Cutter Christmas in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then punched out with the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. To make the nose, I used the ¾” Circle Punch on a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, used snips to cut off enough of the top to cover the nose, used a bit of Wink of Stella, and glued to the reindeer. This piece is glued to the Sparkle Glimmer Paper (liquid glue works bester on glimmer paper) and then this is glued to the ends of the belly band:
Then you just slide the belly band on the envelope:
Quick and easy, right? What I love about the Envelope Punch Board is that you can create an envelope for a card as small as 2” x 3 ½” to as big as 6” x 8 ½”! This is also great for creating a bigger envelope for those slightly thicker cards or if you want to really have your card stand out with an awesome envelope!
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