Making Gift Card Holders

Another option for gift cards, is to bake up a batch of cute Christmas crafts with the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit!

November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts!

Whether it’s a gift card holder, a traditional card, or a tasty-looking gift tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!


  1. Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card holders with coordinating envelopes.
  2. Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  3. Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box!
  4. Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  5. Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  6. Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

There are several options to choose from. You can sign up monthly and receive your own unique kit every month. If you don’t want to commit, you can try it out by purchasing a pre-paid kit for 1 month, 3 month, 6 months or 12 months. Click on one of the links below to see more.

Monthly – click here

One month – click here

Three months – click here

Six months – click here

Twelve months – click here

Speaking of newer Designer Series paper (DSP) , now is a great time to stock up with some beautiful papers. A select group of designs shown below are 15% off until the end of October and there are no limits on what you purchase. Tick! Tock! Time is running out. To shop now, click here to visit my online store.

I recently made up these gift card holders with some retired Christmas paper from last year. Small items like treat boxes or gift card holders are a great way to use up the old papers and make way for the newer Designer Series paper. I also used the new Poinsettia Petals bundle to stamp and cut out the flowers. I am loving this bundle as there are so many possibilities and different sized Poinsettia’s that you can stamp or cut out. Odds and ends of other stuff I had on hand were used to complete them.

This is a picture of the Poinsettia Petals Bundle I used on the gift card holders. As you can see, there are so many different sized flowers and leaves that it will suit just about any project you have in mind. These lovely flowers also suit very well in whites, silvers, blues. Who doesn’t like design options?

To purchase this bundle, click here

DIY Gift Card Holder

So many times, gift giving is done through a gift card to a favourite store. This takes the trouble of finding the perfect size, colour or item away from the person giving the gift. It also saves the person receiving the gift from having to return it or worse, re-gifting it to someone else. While I am not a fan of gift cards, preferring to pick out a unique gift myself, I will say that I have both purchased them in the past and have happily used them many times as well. They do seem to be a staple when we don’t know what else to buy.

However, I love coming up with unique ways to present a gift card to someone and would like to share this mask gift card holder with you today. With Covid-19 so prevalent, it just seemed appropriate. This particular gift card holder is super easy to make yourself.

Start with two 6″ x 6″ pieces of double sided paper. Since there is a wide variety of cloth masks out there, your paper could be subdued or as wild as you like. I rather like the wilder masks I have seen around town but used a quieter paper pattern to demonstrate. Anyways, back to the instructions. Fold your paper into a triangle, creasing it using a bone folder (or your finger) to ensure a crisp crease line. Fold each corner inwards until you have a horizontal line, then repeat with the other corner as shown. Ensure all fold lines are crisp and neat.

Take the top piece and fold it down to crease it, then tuck it into the outside folded triangle so it all lies flat. This becomes your “closed” side. Do the same again with the second 6 x 6″ piece of paper so you have two but instead of tucking the top into the pocket, fold it inwards so you won’t see it. The second piece will become the “open” side.

Once both are done, it’s time to assemble. Add your adhesive to one of the triangles shown and then slide the other one into the pocket to bring them together. Cut two 6″ pieces of ribbon and add a glue dot or other adhesive to each end of the ribbon, then you can tuck them under the folds to complete the mask. You can now slide the gift card into the pocket of the “closed” side and fold the “open” side down to close it.

I then added a 2″ circle of card stock with the saying and glued half of the circle to the “closed” side, so the other half will overlap and hold the right “open” side closed until it is ready to be opened by the recipient. I then flipped it over and added another sentiment to the front of the mask, just because it needed something to finish off the look.

Well I hope you will try this unique gift card holder. It’s adorable and can easily be made with any paper you have on hand. The overall size of the “mask” is approximately 5″ long and 3.5″ high. I used approximately 6″ of ribbon at each end.

Please send me a picture if you make one, I would love to see your version.

Note of caution, they are addictive to make.