I was inspired by this card on Pinterest and decided to modify it to my own needs. I’ve been asked often by my friends if I would make gift cards for them. Since all my cards are handmade, they find it pricey so I decided to post a tutorial here for them encouraging them to make their own, it’s so easy.

Materials required

  • 1 A4 size cardstock (I used caramel but you could use whatever you have in stock)
  • Designer Series paper (again use one that co-ordinates with the cardstock)
  • Double sided tape or tape gun
  • Corner chomper tool
  • Stamp and stamp ink
  • Scallop and circle punch
  • Watercolour pencils or any colour medium that you may own.
  • Score board

Method

  • Cut your cardstock 3.75×8.25”. You can make 3 gift cards from one cardstock of 8.25X11”.
  • Score at 2” on one side on the long side, turn the card over and score at 2.5” on the other side.
  • Use rounded corner puncher on the 2” end. Cut three pieces of
  • Designer paper:
    • 1.75×3.5”
    • 2.25×3.5”
    • 3.5×3.5”
  • Use the corner puncher to round up one side on the 2.25” designer paper.
  • Use double sided tape on the designer paper and attach it to the back, the front and the top of the gift card holder. (Look at the video)
  • You can attach a piece of Velcro to the front of the card to hold the flap down.
  • Using your scallop and circle punch, punch out a scallop circle (I used dark brown cardstock for this one) and circle punch(I used snow white cardstock on this)
  • Stamp a greeting or image on the circle. I used a cupcake stamp. Colour it with watercolour pencils. To add a bit of sparkle I used my Spectrum sparkle clear overlay pen.
  • Layer the circle and scallop punch and attach it to the front of your card.
  • Run adhesive along the front of the card to use as an envelope to hold your gift cards. (Apologies we did not add this part on the video tutorial. It was my first one. I promise the next one will be much better J)