I was over on YouTube watching my favorite male crafter and he made some adorable gift card holders. They are so simple to make and it only took me 15 minutes to make one. This gift card holder was inspired by Jesse who has a YouTube channel called Paper to Masterpiece. If you get a chance go over and show him some love. He is an up and coming craft star.
Digital Magic Shop Drawing Hearts Paper Designer Series Paper or DSP
Red Card Stock
Hearts Foam Sticker
Art Glitter Glue
Step One: Cut the red card stock down to 4 1/4″ x 10. On the long side of the card stock, score at 3″, 4″, 5″, and 8″. Fold on the score lines, but fold the 4″ and 5″ into a hill.
Step Two: Cut the digital DSP paper into the following sized strips:
3/4″ x 4″ (qty 2)
1 3/4″ x 4″ (qty 1)
2 3/4″ x 4″ (qty 4)
Step Three: I used art glitter glue to adhere the strips to the spots where it was supposed to go. See photos. The part that will get glued together (the inside of the mountain) does not get any DSP paper. Place close attention to the pattern and how it should go according to how it will end up getting folded. I had a hard time with this and when I was finished some of the paper was upside down. Good thing these will be going to teenagers; we all know how they pay attention to anything.
Step Four: Apply glue to the outer edges of the section that does not have any DSP paper, this would be inside the mountain created when the score lines were folded. Press down the mountain fold and let the glue dry before this next step.
Step Five: Once the glue is dry take the paper trimmer and cut off 1/16″ from the top of the pop up just created from step four. Now there is an opening to place a gift card in (gift card for reference purposes ONLY. No, I will not be giving teenagers Starbucks cards. Those are for my special adult peeps only.)
Step Six: Jesse used Velcro dots cut in half to secure his, but I am using a belly band, which is really simple to make. Simply cut a strip of card stock long enough to fig snuggly around the holder. Cut a piece of DSP paper approximately 1/4″ thinner than the width of the card stock. Glue the DSP paper strip to the card stock strip. Folder around the holder and glue the two ends together.
Final Step: I took a red Valentine foam heart and glued it to the front of the belly band. So the sticky part of the heart sticker would stick to the holder I turned it over and tapped the sticky part with my anti-static bag. I thought this trick was the bomb when I learned about it and now I do this all the time when I have stickers hanging off of something.
I really like this holder and how simple and quick it is to make. So, if you have a number of people you’d like to give gift cards to you should definitely try this.
Here’s a link to his video if you’d like to watch this being made live. DIY Easy Gift Card Holder – Valentines Gift – Paper to Masterpiece
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