12 Days of Christmas 2016 | Day 10

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – 12 Days of Christmas 2016 | Day 10

Today’s project is a gift card holder, now some of you may read that and think, Nah! next blog. I completely understand, they’re not for everyone and have only been done a million times before, but for those of us who give gift cards for the more “challenging” relatives or the new addition to your Christmas celebrations you don’t know very well or the special someone who wants a certain tool of a certain brand that you have no idea where to find and you’ve looked, gift cards can be a lifesaver, just sayin’ and, after that big spiel, I also want them to look pretty, hopefully today’s project can help with that 😉


These gift card holders are an adaptation of the file folder cards made using the Envelope Punch Board that were popular a couple of years ago, the gift card just peeps over the front and there’s plenty of room to add a small card as well.

I used the Warmth and Cheer DSP (reduced in the Year-End Closeouts) and coordinating cardstock to make these cuties and finally got to use the Cable Knit Textured Embossing Folder. I’ve hardly used this folder this season and am so glad it’s carrying over in the new Occasions Catalogue, I hope I’ll get a lot more use out of it as we move out of Summer and into Autumn.


The holder is kept together with baker’s twine (this is the Baker’s Twine Trio pack, currently on special in the Year-End Closeouts), but you could use ribbon or even make a belly band. Tip: I knotted the twine before tying the bow and then added a glue dot behind it to make sure it didn’t loosen or come undone.

So many sentiments would fit perfectly on this holder, so just use what you love. I used a hostess set from the Annual Catalogue (it hadn’t seen ink yet, so it was time) and my favourite Christmas Greetings Thinlits cut from glimmer paper. Merry was glued to the sentiment and then that was popped up on dimensionals, which meant I could attach it at a jaunty angle without worrying about the twine getting in the way 🙂


After I made these I was thinking about how I’d like to gift them and thought a simple envelope would be nice. I was so happy to discover that there was an envelope sized for these on the Envelope Punch Board and that it only needed a piece of 6 x 6″ paper, so I could use paper from the same stack. I do love it when projects work out like that 🙂
The gift card holder is quite thick so I assembled my envelope around it to make sure it could slide in and out easily.

A quick and easy tutorial:
Finished Dimensions: 3 x 4″

– Cardstock: 4 x 5-1/2″ scored @ 2-1/2″ (for the holder)
4 x 1-1/4″ (for the front panel)
– DSP: 4 x 2-15/16″ (for inside)
4 x 1″ (for the front panel)
– Twine or Ribbon
– Envelope Punch Board

  1. On the 2-1/2″ side of the cardstock, line up the left corner under the middle of the punch bubble and punch.
  2. Slide the cardstock to the 2-1/2″ mark and punch, remove the cardstock from the second punch to the right edge (this forms the file tab shape)
  3. Optional: Emboss the front of the gift card holder
  4. Attach the 4 x 2-15/16″ DSP panel to the 3″ part of the holder, round the corners if desired
  5. Attach the 4 x 1″ DSP to the 4 x 1-1/4″ cardstock and attach this to the front of the holder (I used Tombow as I was attaching it to a textured background)
  6. Tie your twine or ribbon around the holder to keep it closed
  7. Embellish as desired

I hope that makes sense and is easy to follow, they really are quick to put together and a great way to use up small pieces of DSP.

I’ll see you soon with Day 11!


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12 Days of Christmas | Day 10 – Supplies

Envelope Punch Board // 133774

Time of Year (Hostess set) // 141790

Christmas Greeting Thinlits // 139659

Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder // 143537
Baker’s Twine Trio // 141999
Warmth and Cheer DSP // 141991



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