My cousin is graduating from high school next week, and I am so proud of her! I created this super cute gift card holder featuring Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and the Pure Gumption stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I think it will be the perfect thing to help her celebrate her big accomplishment. I hope she has lots of fun shopping!
Isn’t this adorable? And you won’t believe how quick and easy it was to create! What’s more, the stamp set could be changed to match any occasion!
I began with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ Coastal Cabana card base. I scored it parallel to the short edge at 3″ and 7″ and parallel to the long edge at 3″. With the long edge at the bottom, I cut out the two bottom left sections (1-1/4″ x 7″). I saved that strip to use for the belly band later. The tab that was created by cutting out those two sections will be folded up later to create the pocket for the gift card.
I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere panels of Retro Fresh DSP to all the sections of the front and back of the card base. I layered a Very Vanilla panel in the center section on the inside of the card so I would have a place to write my message.
Next, I rounded the corner of the tab and used liquid glue to attach the right edge to the inside of the card. This creates the pocket for the gift card. Finally, I used the stamps from Pure Gumption to decorate the front and inside of the gift card holder.
I used the 1-1/4″ x 7″ piece of Coastal Cabana card stock that I trimmed away earlier and a strip of Retro Fresh DSP to create a belly band for the card. I embellished the band with Coastal Cabana stretch ruffle trim. Be careful not to make the belly band too tight, or it won’t slide on and off easily when the gift card is inside. I used sticky strip create the band, so that it would have a very strong bond and withstand being slid on and off repeatedly.
For the envelope, I selected a sheet of Coastal Cabana DSP from the Retro Fresh pack. I used my envelope punch board to create a custom envelope and stamped it with the graduation cap image from the Pure Gumption stamp set.
This gift card holder was so easy to create, and it couldn’t be cuter! I am going to make a few of these to have on hand for the next time I need to give someone a gift card. I know that my cousin will love getting this adorable card in the mail. You should definitely pin this project to Pinterest for future reference! You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list and cards stock cuts. Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email. All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.
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Note: The Pure Gumption stamp set and Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim used in this product are on the retiring list and have already sold out.
Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 11″ – with short edge at the top of the trimmer, score at 3″ parallel to the long edge; with long edge at the top of the trimmer, score at 3″ and 7″ parallel to the short edge.
Panels: Retro Fresh DSP – two panels 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″, one panel 1″ x 7-1/4″; four panels 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″; Very Vanilla – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Envelope: (finished dimension 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) Retro Fresh DSP – 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ square scored at 3″ using envelope punch board.