Hi there, everyone! What a pleasure to share one of my absolute favorite gift-card holders with you thanks to CardMaker magazine! Be sure to leave a comment thanking the folks at CardMaker for always supplying us with loads of tips and ideas.
The Season of Giving is upon us (yes, it really is—if you’ve stepped foot in ANY retail store, you know exactly what I mean!) and as paper crafters, we have to get a super head start on our gift giving since we’ll be making all of our packaging, right? Just agree … it will make you feel good for now, hehehe. When I create my own personal gift packaging, I have two goals in mind: it has to be super cute and it has to be super quick and easy. This fun gift-card holder fits both of these criteria perfectly! I hope you enjoy it!
- 1 (8 1/2 x 11-inch) sheet cardstock
- 2-3 sheets double-sided patterned paper (You can also use 3-4 sheets of single-sided patterned paper as an alternative.)
- Additional embellishments and supplies to decorate holder as you desire
- Paper trimmer with score blade (or paper trimmer along with a scoring tool)
- Paper adhesive
Trim cardstock to 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.
Step 2: Score trimmed cardstock every 2 3/4 inches in each direction to create a grid as shown above.
Trim scored cardstock CORNER TO CORNER one time only. Note: These instructions allow you to create two tiny house gift-card holders.
Set one cardstock triangle aside and create second gift-card holder later.
Step 4: With LONGEST edge of triangle at top of paper trimmer, SCORE through TOP triangular panel and TRIM through BOTTOM box panel as seen in the photos above.
Referring to photo above, add adhesive to the two triangular panels connecting to one of the box panels so that when folded in over the box panel, a pocket is formed. Do this to ONE set of triangular panels only.
Step 6: Flip cardstock to opposite side and repeat Step 5 to create TWO pocket panels, one on each side of the cardstock. The basic tiny house gift-card holder is now complete and ready for a few decorations.
Step 7: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 2 x 2 inches and then trim this piece corner to corner, creating the roof panel for the FRONT of the gift-card holder.
Step 8: Cut TWO pieces of patterned paper to 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and then trim each corner to corner. Use these pieces for the roof panels on the INSIDE as well as the BACK SIDE of the gift card holder. Note: Only one piece of patterned paper is shown so be sure to trim TWO for your gift-card holder.
Step 9: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches to decorate the inside square panel.
Step 10: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches to decorate ONE triangular panel of each pocket.
Step 11: Cut a neutral piece of cardstock to 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Use this piece as a gift tag to place in the inside pocket.
Step 12: Place gift card in the back pocket of the gift-card holder. Decorate and finish holder as desired.
The tiny house gift-card holder comes in handy for every season. Decorate it with cute spring flowers along the bottom of the front panel. Or add a little baby’s face peeking out from a window as a baby shower gift. And you have plenty of time to fix up some fun and spooky little houses. The pocket on the back side of the holder will hold a piece of Laffy Taffy perfectly!
Thanks for visiting today! Have fun creating your tiny gift packaging and be sure to fill everything with BIG LOVE!!!