How to make a quick and easy gift card holder


Day 5 of 30 days of craft tutorials for National Crafting Month: today’s tutorial is for a cute little gift card holder. (it could also just be a small card holder, or you could even tuck little photos in it as well.)



What you’ll need:

– Plain cardstock and patterned paper

– scoring blade

– small velcro circles (with sticky backs)

– stickers/ labels/ embellishments

– 1 white No 8 envelope (9.2 x 16.5 cm)

Optional: pinking shears or decorative edge scissors


1. Cut your cardstock to 3.75 x 8.5 inches, then score it at 2″ and 5.25″


2. Fold along the scored lines


3. Fold your envelope directly in half


4. Cut the ends off of the envelope as shown in the photo. (I used pinking shears but you can use any decorative edge scissors for this)



5. Glue the envelope to the bottom (middle piece) of the inside of the scored cardstock piece as shown. Now glue the two halfs of the envelope together so it stays folded up. You will notice that you now have 2 little pockets.


6. Out of your patterned paper, cut a piece measuring 3.25 x 2.5″ and glue this to the folded envelope


7. out of the same patterned paper cut a piece measuring 2.25 x 3.35″, then cut a piece out of a different patterned paper measuring 2.75 x 2. Glue the smaller piece on top of the larger piece


8. fold your original cardstock scored piece up so that the larger bottom square folds on top of the envelope, then the shorter square folds overtop. Glue the patterned paper piece ontop so that about 1/3 of it is hanging off the end (as shown in photo)


9. Peel the backings off the velcro circles (you can buy these at most craft stores/ fabrics stores/ Walmart and dollar stores). and stick down as indicated in the photo. (I found the easiest way to line them up was to attach the velcro pieces together, stick the first one down on the top piece, close the flap and the second one will automatically stick to the right place. )



10. Add whatever stickers, embellishments, or stamps that you’d like. Your card holder is now ready to have a little something added to it and given as a gift. : )


About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: and

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