Holiday Gift Card Holders

Happy Friday friends! Aly Dosdall here–I’m glad you stopped by today. I love giving gift cards for the holidays because they allow the receiver to pick out what they get, which often ends up being something they might not get for themselves otherwise. But, I worry that when I give them as a gift, it might seem like not much effort went into it. My solution? Make some pretty gift card packaging!

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these festive gift card holders I started by gathering my Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, some other We R tools, and the Winter Frost Premium Stack from Die Cuts With a View, Inc (available at JoAnn Stores).

Banner Punch Board, Trim and Score Board, Clear Cut Circle Punch, and DCWV Winter Frost Premium Stack

First, I trimmed my papers down to 12×4 inches and cut a crest banner shape in one end.

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then I placed by paper on the Trim and Score Board horizontally, with the crest shape facing left, and scored it at 2 1/2, 4 3/4, 7, and 9 1/2 inches.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I folded the score lines as shown below, and then added double sided craft tape to three sides of the second to bottom panel. Be sure not to add adhesive to the side with the crease along the center panel, as this will be the opening for the pocket for holding your gift card. Tip: At this point I placed my gift card on the panel with the adhesive to make sure it would fit inside the tape properly.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I adhered the center and second to bottom panels together to create the pocket, and then trimed 3/8 inch off the top to create the opening for the card as shown below.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I create a notch in the pocket for easy access with the Clear Cut Circle Punch. It was easy to align the paper halfway into the punch using the clear alignment guide and magnetic system!

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished assembling the gift card holder, here’s what it looked like:

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers


Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my gift card, I added a ribbon around the top flap which I cut and sealed with the Ribbon Cutter. I seriously love this tool–don’t know how I ever lived without it!

Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

I cut some tags out of the Winter Frost Premium Stack. It’s so convenient to have cut out tags, journaling cards, and labels included in the stack!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers

Then I die cut some snowflakes from the DCWV Embossed White Holidays Stack with my Evolution Advanced, and embellished the top flaps.

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Card Holders by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this gift card holder idea inspires your holiday gift giving. It’s easy to make, but adds a special handmade touch to gift cards. Thanks for joining me today. Have a great weekend!


Banner Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Clear Cut Circle Punch
Ribbon Cutter
Evolution Advanced
Stitch Happy Thread (Navy, White)
DCWV Inc Winter Frost 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
DCWV Inc Embossed White 12×12 Premium Stack (available at JoAnn Stores)
American Crafts Ribbon
Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Sticky Tape
self-adhesive clear gems

Pop Up Gift Card Holder + A Giveaway!

30 days of evolution

Good morning, WeR fans! Jen McDermott here, sharing a neat gift packaging idea for you.  I tend to give lots of gift cards these days because they are just so easy to pick up while I’m out shopping, and I KNOW the recipient of the gift will be excited—who DOESN’T want to go on a shopping spree on someone else’s dime?  But sometimes it can be hard to package up the gift card in a way that doesn’t scream “I just grabbed this card for you while I was out grocery shopping. No big deal.”  We need to add some “oomph!” to our gift card delivery!  That is exactly why I love the Pop Up Gift Bag Template Die.


I used the new Cake and Candles paper collection, and ran the template die through my Evolution Advanced twice. (you need two cuts of the die to piece together the gift bag.)  I adhered the bag together, and then used a coordinating piece of Cake and Candles; cut and scored to an A2 size, using my Trim and Score.

Once I had the bag secured inside, I added some yellow twine to make the gift bag “handles” and inserted my gift card inside the bag.


Finally, I got to work decorating the front of my card.  I went with the pop-up theme of the card, and added lots of dimension to the front; using American Crafts pop-up foam tabs on some Cake and Candles Ephemera bits.  I also added some enamel shapes from the Cake and Candles collection as well.


And there you have it! A super fun and NOVEL way to give a gift card!


How about you? Who could you create a pop-up gift card for? Share with us on Facebook!

pop up gift card die

**Isn’t that such a cute interactive card? Would you like a chance to win this fun Pop Up Gift Bag Template Die for yourself? To be entered into this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what you would put inside that darling little pop up gift bag. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Aug 14th at midnight (mountain time). We’ll announce a random winner on Friday, Aug 15th. Please remember to check back to see if you won. Good luck!**



Evolution Advanced
Trim and Score
Pop Up Gift Bag Template Die
Cakes and Candles paper
Cakes and Candles Ephemera
Cake and Candles Enamel Shapes
Baker’s Twine
Pop up foam squares

Father’s Day Gift Card Tag

Hi everyone, it’s Traci from Artsy Albums and I’m happy to be back to share a fun and easy Father’s Day project with you.  I created a tag that can hold a gift card.


To create the tag, I used the new 123 Punch Board, an angle Corner Chomper and the trim and score board. To start, I cut the pocket portion of my tag from navy card stock 3 1/2” x 10”, and scored the piece at 5”.


With the piece folded in half on the score line, I used the “angle” side of the pink Corner Chomper to create tag corners.


Next, I created a notch on one short side of the card stock for my “shirt collar” by using the center marks on the 123 Punch Board.  Then I adhered the piece together on the long sides to create a pocket, and punched a small round hole in the back to hold my jute cord.


I cut a piece of plaid paper (from the StoryTime collection) to create my shirt.  3 1/4” x 4 3/4”.  I followed the same steps to create the tag corners and “shirt collar” notch.

I adhered the plaid paper to the front of the navy background tag.  To create the bow tie, I followed the directions for the XS bow on the 123 Punch Board.


Finally I added the bow tie to the front of the “shirt”, added a few buttons and a title.


Thanks for letting me share this tag for Dad with you today!  Please share your Father’s Day projects with us on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by!



123 Punch Board
Angle Corner Chomper
Trim and Score Board
Storytime Plaid paper