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How to Make an Easy Gift Card Holder

Want to learn how to make an easy gift card holder? I’ve gotcha covered!! The holidays are soon upon us and one of my favorite things to give is gift cards. Today I want to teach you how to make an easy gift card holder that perfect for Halloween and for all the upcoming holidays. I’m certain you’ll love decorating your handmade gift card holder and your recipient is guaranteed to love receiving it!!
This year I am kicking my DIY gift card holder palooza starting with Halloween and sending all my far away kiddo’s a special surprise.


These cards can be made with any color combination, any stamps and any papers!  So, even if you don’t send gift cards for Halloween, make sure to check out my video today to learn how to make an easy gift card holder.


How to Make an Easy Gift Card Holder

These are gift card presentation ideas you’ll love at ANY time of the year! Check out the video, then scroll down for all the measurements and scoring directions.

What do you think?  Can you visualize this idea for other holidays???

Don’t worry, I will help you out.  I am sure I will be sharing this idea again with some Christmas papers!!!!


Gift Card Holder Instructions


You are going to start with a piece of 11″ x 4 1/4″

Score it at 1 1/2″ and at 5 1/2″

It will fold up and fit in a regular greeting card envelope!  Also notice how I added fun paper to the envelope flap!


Designer Series Paper Measurements:

  • Front:  4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside:  (2) pieces 1 1/4″ x 4″
  • Inside Very Vanilla:  4″ x 3 3/4″

That’s all you need–Easy Peasy!



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34 thoughts on “How to Make an Easy Gift Card Holder”

  1. Hello.
    I have been making cards for 25 years or more. I volunteer at assisted living home to help seniors make cards. It is upsetting that you’re sure will not let me print out the directions to make a card. Instead I have to recoup everything by hand. Other card artists are more friendly and encouraging to their readers. Crafters help other crafters.

    • Sorry you don’t like the way I provide instructions both via my blog as well as a video. I spend hours and hours every day providing instructions completely free to all of my followers. I am not quite sure what else you expect? You certainly can print out the instructions from the blog if you want.

    • Crafters help crafters huh, Joan? Well I think Jackie does a GREAT job at being encouraging and helping other crafters. She breaks down the card (even if its not in a printable format) and shows you with video. What more do you need? Her to do your project too? I’m sorry but the time it takes Jackie to record and edit her videos and come up with ideas is more then enough. Just deal or move on. It is not that hard to print of the instructions if you write them down and type it yourself.

    • Joan, I’m sorry you feel this way…Jackie has always given great instructions & has always provided a link for printing her cards. I’ m 77 yrs young & have no problem printing out instructions and also pictures of her cards …Hope you figure it out!

  2. Very cute gift card! I make quite a few of them through out the year and it’s fun to have different ideas to choose from. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Marilyn, I am sorry but that went out by accident as I was working on the blog post….
      It will post again, for real this time, in a week or so.

  3. Love, Love, Love this gift card! So simple to make. This will definitely come in handy over the upcoming holidays!
    Thank You!

  4. Hi Jackie

    I was really interested in using xmas paper for something other than xmas, but your always helpful information did not come through. Perhaps you could see what happened or try again to make it so we could all enjoy your helpfulness.
    Thanks for everything you do to help us, and bring new ideas to us at least three times per week. I don’t think I understand Joan’s comment above. If it is a putdown, pay it no mind.
    Best wishes,

    • Karren, I am sorry but that went out by accident as I was working on the blog post….
      It will post again, for real this time, in a week or so. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy today’s gift card holder idea.

      Thanks so much for the kind words. I do my best to bring tons of free content to all of you and I spend hours each day designing, creating/editing videos, writing blog posts and taking all of the photos. The fact is, this is my business and while I love giving ya’ll free stuff I have to have the occasional “sales” video for my card classes and kits and I can’t please everyone. I do my best though and I appreciate your words of support Karren! Have a stamp happy day!!

  5. I am soooo in love with this gift card holder idea! I watched the video yesterday and made several today. Oh…my…gosh. I will be making a whole bunch of these up. Seems like whenever I get ready to send gift cards, I don’t have a holder card made up. And the ones I see…as I’m in a gigantic hurry…take way too much time! This turned out so very pretty. I used fall papers and colors for my adult granddaughter’s birthday gift card. Thanks so much for sharing this idea through your video. I’m a new subscriber and plan to follow all your videos and blog. Your cards are gorgeous!

    • Welcome Sherrie! So glad you are here, following and that you got some useful ideas to make. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. I just know she’ll LOVE your handmade gift card holder!

    • I love love LOVE hearing that you made these Kathy. Happy birthday to those family and friends and I just KNOW they will love your handmade creation!!

  6. I love this card idea. Thank you for the video AND blog. Its so easy to cut and paste the instru tions to print out and add to my collection. Sending you hugs!

  7. Thank you so much my first time seeing the gift card holders. I made a bunch of Christmas gift card holders so easy I love them. Thank you again.


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