Saturday, December 2, 2017

Day 2: Gift Card Holders

Hello everyone! Stacy here with Day 2 of Power Poppy's 12 days of Christmas! If you missed Katie's post yesterday, you can check out the kick-off to our festivities HERE!  Instead of offering up one theme for our monthly Power & Spark Challenge, we are giving you 12 days of Christmas-themed ideas. All you have to do is try one and then link up your creation here on the Power and Spark Challenge post for December. Each time you try one of our projects and link it up, you are entered to win a $50 shopping spree to the Power Poppy Shop! Ideas & chances to win? That sounds like a win-win to me! 

Today, I am sharing an easy way to whip up a gift card holder for this time of year. So let's get started...

Under Glass Christmas Traditions is the stamp set I choose for my gift card holder and some designer paper. Decorative die is optional.

Cut a piece of solid cardstock 3-3/4 inches in width by 6-13/16 inches in length. Score along the length side at 2-1/4 inch and then 4-1/2 inch. Pre-fold score lines as above.

As you can see, I used an oval die shape. You can use an oval punch if you have one instead. This is used to create the opening needed to see the gift card inside. Die cut or punch desired opening.

Add adhesive along the edges as shown. Fold over and adhere to secure pocket.

Voila! You have your easy peasy gift card holder. Decorate as desired. You will see below that I have added a few layers to the front of the gift card holder. There are several decorative die bases that fit this which makes for an extra special touch.

I will admit -- I think I adore this little globe on the front of the gift card holder. Santa just looks so cute with his reindeer, doesn't he?  :-)  I colored the image with various Copic markers and then adhered it to some black cardstock and cut around for an edge. This is popped up using dimensionals as well. Some gold cord is wrapped around the base layers before adding to the gift card front. 

In the inside, I added a sentiment panel on the left using the globe. I then colored over the word YOU. For an added touch, I stamped a bow and popped it up in the corner of the pocket and added some sparkle. Voila! 

Hope you have a chance to create and have fun with us during our 12 Days of Christmas festivities! Again, if you try this little gift card holder, be sure to link your creation back to the Power and Spark Challenge HERE. 

You'll want to swing back by for day 3 and join the wonderful Tosha tomorrow! She will be joining us with an idea on how to give the average gift bag that hand-crafted charm! 

Have a great day,


  1. Gosh, Stacy, this pretty gift card holder sure is a lot easier than it looks! Thank you!

  2. WOW! I have been searching for an easy way to make a gift card holder. I need to make a ton. Thank you for this wonderful idea. Off to fold/cut/decorate!

  3. ooow I'm really liking this gift card holder, you make it look so simple, love your little glass globe on the front and inside

  4. What a fun and easy way to create a gift card holder.

  5. Perfect! Such a simple way to make gift card holders! And we can make the front as simple or ornate as we want, like a normal card! WooHooo!

  6. Love this idea for a gift card, very cute image for the card too inside and out!

  7. Wow---this is just beautiful Tosha!

  8. Oh my, that is so quick and easy. Love it and those stamps are fabtastic. HUgz

  9. I have to get this stamp out and
    play with it. Love Santa and
    he seems happy being on display.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. What a wonderful gift card holder! So simple! Thanks for sharing.


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