Lovely Gift Card Holder

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

GIFT CARD pocket

Whisper White Thick Cardstock

Card Base

4.25” x 11” inches scored at 2” at one end & 3.5” at other end

Gift Card Holder

7” x 3.50” inches scored at .5” at one end & 2” at the other end


How Sweet It Is (DSP from the 2019 SAB catalog)

4” x 3.75” (matching solid cardstock)

3.75” x 3 inches (DSP dots)


4” x 2” inches (matching solid cardstock)

3.75" x 1.75" (DSP stripes)

Matching Ribbon or paper band: 19” (one inch width)

Cupcake (fussy cut from How Sweet It is) or other matching embellishments


Tape the .5 inch folded end of white cardstock section to the top "base" card. Place it about 1/16 to 1/8 inch above the fold of the base card. Be sure sides are parallel to the side of the base card and same distance away from the side of the base card. (Took me a couple of times to get this right.) See above.

Then place the bottom of the inside gift card piece down into the 2 inch white base cardstock.

Fold the outside "base" sections to cover the card holder.

Tape the largest matching solid cardstock piece to the front of the top white section.

Tape the smallest matching solid cardstock piece to the front of the bottom white section.

Tape the largest DSP piece to the front of the matching solid colored cardstock section at the top.

Tape the smallest DSP piece to the front of the bottom matching solid colored cardstock section.

Punch a semi-circle for fingers to pull the gift card up at the end of the 2” section.

Tie a bow to hold the card together. I used 3/8 inch ribbon. One inch would stay in place better to hold top and bottom in place. A paper band would also work here with an embellishment where it is taped together. Take a look at the slide show below to see a different DSP.

The piece in the background of my 2 photographs at the top and middle of post is another sheet of the "How Sweet It Is" DSP paper found in the SAB catalog that comes out in January. Get ready to be wowed!

I have also shown a card holder made with the DSP “All My Love”

I have also shown how different colors of cardstock make your card look different using the “All My Love” DSP and the matching cardstock.