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Pop Up Gift Card Holder

by Kelly Rasmussen October 18, 2018 19 Comments

My go-to gift for my kids' teachers are gift cards! After several years of stressing over what to get the person that spends just as much of their day with my kid as I do, I finally decided to let it go. With a gift card they can pick out whatever they want! Since a gift card isn't the most personal gift, I decided this year I am going to make them a little more fun with an interactive pop up card.

Here is visual of how the card is assembled:

  1. Begin with a 4.25"x11" piece of cardstock. Score lines at 4.25", 5.5" and 6.75".
  2. Fold the center score line first and then the two outer score lines will be folded the opposite way.
  3. Place strong adhesive (I used 1/8" wide Be Creative double sided tape) on the three sides shown in the photo. 
  4. Fold together to form card. The 1.25" tab sticking up will be the gift card holder. It will produce a 4.25" square card base.
  5. Partially die cut an oval where the gift card will slide in.
  6. Photo shows card after die cutting oval.
  7. Photo shows card open to reveal pop up.
  8. Place gift card inside of slot.

Now that the card base is made, I moved on to the front of the card. I used the adorable Holiday Cheer stamp set to create a snowy scene. Just some simple stamping using Mint Julep, Cornflower and Orchid inks. The colors I used were actually inspired by the colors of the iTunes gift card inside the card. Inspiration is everywhere! :)

I outlined some of the elements with Ranger Diamond Stickles and popped up the panel on the front of the card base with foam adhesive. I also carried over some of the stamping to the inside of the card. The curved slot for the gift card was made using the Nesting Oval Infinity Dies.

I love this simple way of creating a gift card holder with a regular sized sheet of paper and think it will be a great option for the holidays this year.

Hope you have an amazing day!





Kelly Rasmussen
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19 Responses

Diana E. Bishop
Diana E. Bishop

November 05, 2018

love your card and the idea of the pop up gift card ! Thanks for sharing such a neat idea ! !

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

November 02, 2018

What a clever idea! I give gift cards to so many of my neices and nephews at Christmas. Now I can design my own card to make it more personal…and A lot more fun for me! Thanks!

Monica
Monica

October 24, 2018

Hi Kelly,

I am always looking for another quick and cute gift card holder. I make them for the company that I work for (around 150) each year for Thanksgiving. Thanks for another GREAT and simple… but VERY CUTE gift card holder! I will put this one in my stash of ideas!

DeeDee
DeeDee

October 20, 2018

Love this! Will be using this for gift cards at Christmas. Thanks

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

October 20, 2018

Such a great idea for gift giving those hard to shop for people, lovely card. TFS

Karen Brown
Karen Brown

October 19, 2018

Thank you! I will definitely be trying this for Christmas gift cards.

Bunny
Bunny

October 19, 2018

Thank you for the tutorial. These are really cute.

Lagene
Lagene

October 18, 2018

Great gift card holder tutoria!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

October 18, 2018

Great idea and loce the front of the card!

Isabelle
Isabelle

October 18, 2018

Fantastic idea and card ! And all the explanations are so clear and precise, it will be easy for me to recreate such a clever card. Thank you for sharing.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 18, 2018

What a great idea and a simple but very effectful pop-up. Thank you Kelly for this lovely card and great idea.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

October 18, 2018

Thank you for sharing this simple and lovely idea!! I’m gonna try it 😊

Beverlee Sagon
Beverlee Sagon

October 18, 2018

What a clever idea. Love it can be made with normal cardstock dimensions. Going to add this to my technique examples for great ideas for cards. Kindly, Beverlee ⭐️

Joan
Joan

October 18, 2018

Kelly, this is so cool and your card is so pretty! Thank you for this new idea of making a gift card holder in the card itself.

sharon l-s
sharon l-s

October 18, 2018

Very Simple Card to make. A quick easy way to give a gift card and it looks great. hanks for sharing your idea It will be used this holiday season.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 18, 2018

Great idea, thanks for sharing the photo tutorial Kelly!

Helen
Helen

October 18, 2018

Great easy-to-do idea, Kelly. tfs

Mary W
Mary W

October 18, 2018

A very merry little card! I need a little stack of these for last minute presents! I adore the simplicity of your card front.

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

October 18, 2018

super cute!