Smaller Gift Card Holder


Hello again, stamping friend! Yesterday I shared a gift card holder for those larger, extra plastic/packaging gift cards. Today, I’d like to share a smaller gift card holder; a version that will work with the smaller, card only gift cards.  It’s a cute flap wallet style, that I saw on a Facebook page for stampers. I took the idea, and made a couple of small changes, to make my own version.


This version is very quick to make, with no extra cutting, and just a few score lines. First, here’s what it looks like when it’s closed up.

Smaller Gift Card HolderYou can decorate it any way you want; since it’s holiday season, I made this one for Christmas giving. Change up the paper and/or the sentiment, and it’s perfect for birthdays, as well.


Once you remove the belly band, the holder flips open top & bottom, so you can write your sentiment and tuck in the gift card.

Smaller  Gift Card Holder


As I said earlier, this version is very easy to make; you could put together many of these in one sitting!


Real Red cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 1 7/8″, 5 1/2″, and 9″

Designer Series Paper: Outside Front and Inside Flaps: Under the Mistletoe DSP (2) 4″ x 1 3/4″; Front bottom piece and Inside bottom: (2) 4″ x 3 1/4″

Whisper White cardstock: 4″ x 3 1/4″

Belly Band Strip: Under the Mistletoe DSP: 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

For the front sentiment, stamp the sentiment from the (retired) Among the Branches stamp set, or any set you  currently have, in Real Red ink. Die cut the sentiment, plus a piece of Garden Green cardstock, using the Big Shot and the Layering Circles Framelits. Use the scallop one for the Garden Green piece.


Round the corners of the front and bottom flaps. I used the retired Corner Rounder Punch; the current punch you can use is the Detailed Trio Punch.  Also round off the corners of the Under the Mistletoe DSP  for each of those flaps. Attach the DSP to all of areas as shown in the photos above; the 2 flaps, and the bottom of the front.

Next, use your 1″ Circle Punch to punch a 1/2 circle from the bottom flap. This will make it easier to access the gift card, once it’s placed inside.  Attach Tear & Tape to the inside edges only of the bottom flap; remove the backing, and adhere the flap closed.

Stamp the inside sentiment from the Ready for Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink onto the 4″ x 3 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. Attach it to the middle of the inside of the holder with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Now you’re ready to wrap the belly band strip of DSP around the closed gift card holder. Don’t make it too tight; you have to be able to slip it on & off easily. Hold the belly band closed with a piece of Tear & Tape. Attach the 2 layers for the sentiment together with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then attach it to the middle front of the belly band.

And there you have it! Your gift card holder is done – in less than probably 10 minutes! The more you make, the quicker you get – and making the ‘assembly line’ style makes things even faster.


These smaller gift card holders (or any size, actually) are great to have on hand, ready to go at a moments notice! You can get the supplies I used by clicking on the product images below, or on my signature. This will take you to my online store, which is open for your convenience 24/7. I appreciate any and all orders, as they help me continue stamping, creating and sharing with you!



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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Smaller Gift Card Holder

  1. Sweet card holder. I love that it’s so quick and easy (and that you can get two bases from one sheet of card stock). I now have no excuses not to have pretty gift card holders ready to go.

    1. I’m glad you like today’s smaller version of the gift card holder, Buffy! It is economical to make 2 at once, from one piece of cardstock. (and yes, we all like easy & economical!) 🙂

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