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Gift Card Holders



Gift Card Holders


The gift season is upon us!  There are some people on our lists for whom gift buying is easy and then there’s everyone else!  Thank goodness for gift cards!  They’re lifesavers when we can’t find the perfect gift but giving them can be boring.

Well, no longer!  May Arts and Glue Arts can make your gift cards the hit gift of the season because you can personalize your gift card holder to your recipient.    Your only limitation is your imagination!

I’m going to show you 3 different styles of gift card holders so settle in with a cup of your favorite beverage and let’s get started.

You’ll need a few basic supplies:

  • Cardstock
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scoring Tool
  • Designer Paper/embellishments of your choice


Ok, here we go!


This design is the simplest.  It’s basically a 5.5” x 4.25” card with a gift card pocket.  Here’s the template and the measurements:

Simply crease firmly on the score lines.  Run a strip of Glue Arts Perma Tac adhesive along the short ends of the pocket, press firmly and decorate as desired.



  • Paper – Neenah Classic white cardstock, SEI Winter Song DP, SU Riding Hood Red
  • Ink – SU Riding Hood Red
  • Stamps – Papertrey Ink – Vintage Ornaments
  • Spellbinders Oval dies



This gift card holder is ½ sheet of cardstock.


Double Fold Gift Card holder template and measurements:

Fold and press firmly on score lines.  Run a strip of Glue Arts PermaTac or High Tac adhesive along the short ends of the pocket.  Fold up and press firmly to adhere.



  • Paper – Neenah Classic, SEI Winter Song Snow Globe
  • Ink – Versamagic Sea Breeze, Versamark
  • SU Heat and Bond, Dazzling Diamonds
  • Self adhesive Velcro dots



I had so much fun with this option that I made a few samples!





Here is the photo tutorial:

Press the adhered ends together firmly.  Flip to the front side.


Run through your cutting/embossing machine according to manufacturer’s instructions.



  • Paper – SU Garden Green, Martha Stewart Gingerbread
  • Stamps – Hero Arts Wishes Come True, Papertrey Ink Simple Little Things




Each of these designs is super simple.  Now all you need are some inventive gift card ideas…one of my favorites is a gift card to a specialty ice cream shop.  It’s somewhere I feel is a real splurge when I have to pay, but when it’s a gift,  it’s pure fun!  How about book stores, antique shops, online shops (May Arts Ribbon!!, stamps, paper, etc.), candy stores, bakeries.  You can shop online and have your cards delivered to you while you craft up these easy holders.


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Blog Posted By: Charlene Driggs

  1. Michelle

    Hi Charlene
    What an absolutely fabulous idea!!
    Thank you for the tutorial.

    Michelle 🙂

  2. Jean Benson

    Oh thank you for the gift card instructions – think that’s going to be the majority of my gifts this year and now I can make them “special” – THANKS!

  3. Kelly massman

    Love them! Great idea!

  4. conniemelancon

    thanks for the tutorial! love the gift card holders.

  5. Kimberly Jones

    Great tutorial! Gift cards are one of the best presents ever, and it’s great to have a variety of ways to present them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. patty

    Great variety, colors and style!!! Thanks for an easy to follow tutorial. Looking forward to your next project!

  7. Su C.

    These are beautiful gift card holders! The ribbons are all gorgeous! I really appreciate the great tutorials!

  8. Lynn

    These are all great ideas!! And the directions are soooo detailed, I feel like I could make any of them!!! Thanks so much!!!

  9. Ola Jaggers

    These are some amazing ideas!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  10. Karen K

    I like the idea of making such cute little holders for gift cards. Nothing better than homemade.

  11. DeniseB

    Great assortment of gift card holders! Thanks for sharing the ideas with us. Great tutorial.

  12. Courtney Lee

    Those gift card holders are fantastic! What a great tutorial! Thanks so much! I’m bookmarking it for the future.

  13. Barb King

    I love these, I am making some right now, and they are coming out great!

  14. Mandie W.

    I don’t know if my other browser isn’t working right or if comments have to be approved…. They aren’t showing up… I hope this works….

    Love the idea of these beautiful gift card holders! TFS!

  15. Mandie W

    I love all of these! What a great idea!

  16. Mandie W

    These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Pam Spradlin

    These are adorable. I know that I will be making some of these for Christmas.

  18. Clare Dempsey

    These are wonderful! Thanks for a great way to glam up an otherwise plain item! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  19. Shelly

    Wow…too cute. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial on making this fab gift card holders. I will definitely be making a few of these this holiday season.

  20. Wendy Crowe

    What a great idea! And these holders are fabulous!!

  21. Janet Sisk

    Wow, I LOVE all these gift card holders! Thanks for sharing these with us. It is so handy to have them all in one location. 😀

  22. Kelly Sas

    Thanks for the great gift card inspiration. I just love the red and green Merry Christmas one with all the gorgeous ribbons on it!

  23. Patty B

    I am going to try a couple of these this year…thanks for the tutorials.

  24. Rosemary D

    great gift card holders!

  25. jen shears

    These are great! Thanks for the great tutorials!!! I’m thinking teacher gift…. 😀

  26. Ujjwal

    Thanks for the tutorial and template!! Great idea for the gift card holders!!

  27. Jennifer H.

    I love making gift card holders. Thanks for the measurements on the various kinds! Great job and they are beautiful!!

  28. HollyK1226

    Great ideals for gift cards. i will have to try to make these this year. Makes give give cards more special.


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