Here is the step-by-step tutorial to make these fun and quick gift card holders.
Step 1: Gather your supplies
Things you will need:
- 4 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
- scoring tool (I used my paper trimmer with a scoring blade)
- Word Window punch and 3/4" circle punch (mine are from
- Tacky Tape or other strong adhesive (I don't recommend a
liquid adhesive because it may spread and interfere with
the slot where the gift card goes)
Step 2: Score your cardstock
Score your cardstock at the following places along the long side:
- 5 1/2 "
Step 3: Fold at the 5 1/2" score mark
Step 4: Punch the gift card slot
- With the folded edge in the punch (turn upside down for
better placement), line up the edge of the punch with
the edge of the cardstock and punch about half way
in the punch (don't allow the punch to go farther than
half way into the cardstock).
Repeat step 4 on the left side of the cardstock
Step 5: Taking the 3/4 inch circle punch, center it in the middle of the two Word Window punch outs and punch about 1/3 of the way in (there usually is a little peak that makes lining up the circle punch easier).
Step 6: Fold in at the other two score lines so that the gift card slot is in the middle
Step 7: Now turn over the holder and apply a thin strip of adhesive all the way against the edges of the cardstock from the gift card slot down to only the first score line (you only need to do this on one side) and then close the holder to adhere it together.
Step 8: Apply ribbon with a strong adhesive and then decorate.
You can stamp on the cardstock (like I did on my project) before you begin. I hope you have enjoyed (and understand) my tutorial. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to see what you create if you use my tutorial. Please leave a link in the comments so I can come and take a peek.
P.S. Don't you just love my nails above?? My 6 year old gave me a mini mani and pedi the other day....she is such a sweetie!!