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  • Writer's pictureKristine Vicente

Clean + Simple: Easy Square Gift Card Holder

Hello there my friends... I have an easy, 4" square gift card holder project for you today and a fun, easy way to create a little envelope for it too! Now these can't be mailed through the U.S. Mail, but they look adorable on a Christmas Tree or tucked into a stocking!

You can watch the video HERE. Keep reading for measurements, more photos and a description of how this came together.

So to create this cutie, start with a piece of card stock measuring 4" wide by 10" tall. Lay the tall edge against the top of your trimmer or score board and score at 4" and then at 8" leaving a 2" section at the end.

Fold on all score lines and the 2" section becomes a little pocket that you tuck the gift card into. Glue down the side edges only of the 2" section to make the pocket. In the video, I show you how to use a circle punch to remove a partial circle on that 2" section to create a "grip" area for the gift card.

Once you have the base card set, all you have to do is decorate. I used a 3-3/4" square of DSP from the Gather Together paper packet to add a wood plank paper layer to the front. I used the Layered circle dies to create a stamp panel for my sentiment and a sprig of pine from the Pine Boughs dies featured in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. These elements give the finished gift card holder a very traditional, country design.

To create the envelope, take a regular A2-size envelope (or one of the Stampin' Up! medium envelopes) and seal it shut completely by licking the glue strip and adding a bit of adhesive to each end. Once the envelope is completely sealed, lay the long side on the top of your trimmer and place it at the 4-3/8" mark. Cut off the side of the envelope. Now you have a sealed envelope with the side cut off, creating an opening. This is the opening you'll put your gift card into. To create a new flap, take a piece of DSP in a coordinating pattern (I used a piece of plaid from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP packet) and cut it to 4-3/8" x 2.5".

Lay the 2.5" edge at the top of your trimmer or score board and score at 1/2". Fold on the score line and add tape adhesive to the 1/2" strip. Glue this to the front of the envelope along the edge of the opening you cut. Round the edges of the that new envelope flap you just created and you have a finished envelope for your 4" square gift card! I use a bit of washi tape to secure the envelope closed, but you can use more tape adhesive or even a glue dot.

This time of year it's always handy to have gift card holders made and ready to give! You can make two from one sheet of 8-1/2x11" card stock, so you might as well make them both since you have the supplies out anyway.

I hope you enjoyed the project today. If you need any supplies you can always SHOP HERE. Thanks so much for spending some time with me today.

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