A friend of mine asked me to make her some gift card holders for birthdays. While some that I made are specifically for birthdays (using the Light the Candles kit), the others can be used as a template for any occasion.
Here are the quick and easy gift card holder cards I made using the Light the Candles kit:
I took the card bases that were included in the kit and scored the front edge at 1" and folded over to make a place to hold the card. I cut out a notch using the cloud punch (just found a rounded edge and did that) but you can use a circle punch.
Once I punched the notch I taped down the edges using Seal+, but Tear & Tape works great too!
Since I folded down part of the card front, it left a white edge of 1" showing on the card base so I took a 5 1/2" x 1" strip of DSP (using the Rainbows paper from Sale-a-Bration) and put on that white piece to make the card complete.
On the second card above (the one with the green base), the kit has the card horizontal with candles all across the front. I turned it on it's side and cut the larger candle die cuts in half to make the gift card holder. Otherwise I put the cards together as the kit directed using the pieces in the kit.
The other cards I made can be made with any paper you have. Some are with new DSP and others with retired paper. Use what you have!
This first card uses the Expressions in Ink paper:
This next one uses the Hues of Happiness DSP:
Here is one using the Hydrangea paper from last year:
The final two use the Strawberry paper from last year:
Now for how I made those cards above. Take your cardstock and cut at 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2" and at 1 1/4" (to form the pocket for the gift card). Cut a notch in the gift card pocket. Decorate the card front however you choose and dont' forget to decorate the envelope too!
Some of the products I used are listed below.