Holiday Giftcard Holder

Hello, again!  Do you give gift cards for Christmas?  I do, and I like to make cute holders for them.  Today, I have a lovely one made with the Gift Card Envelope die from Hero Arts May 2016 kit.


While I’m certain there are tutorials out there giving dimensions and instructions for creating a holder like this, the die makes it so easy because it scores the fold lines for you and even creates a slit to tuck in the flap (You’ll see that in a later picture).  After I had die-cut the envelope, I trimmed some pretty patterned paper to cover the outside of the envelope.  I used the same paper to cover the top flap of the inside of the envelope, too.

20161101_115134I die-cut a vellum circle, added liquid glue to the edges, and dipped it in distress glitter.  I also die-cut the word “happy” three times using Simon Says Stamp’s Happy die: once from glitter cardstock and twice from green cardstock.  I layered those die-cuts together.  The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy 3×4 set.  I stamped it in Versamark and heat-embossed it in white.  The strip was then bannered on both ends.  I adhered my vellum circle onto my envelope and arranged the die-cut and banner on top.  A snowflake from EK Success was popped up for some added sparkle.


On the outside flap of the envelope, I adhered a die-cut snowflake, which was created with Whimsy Stamps’ Layered Snowflake dies.  A blue gem in the center is the finishing touch.  Below is a picture of the outside of the envelope as seen when it is fully opened.


Thank you for visiting.  I hope your day is wonderful!

I’m entering this card into the following challenges: Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge, a2z Scrapbooking November 2016 Challenge:  Embellish It, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes, and Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge October 2016.


  1. Angie | 2nd Nov 16

    This is so pretty! Love it! Thanks for joining us at a2z!!!

  2. Arlene McClung | 2nd Nov 16

    Lovely – puts me in the mood for Christmas – the colors and glitter are perfect for the season.

    So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  3. Debby | 2nd Nov 16

    Gorgeous, beautiful Christmas giftcard.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Cindy C. | 2nd Nov 16

    Wow this is so pretty!! Love how you embellished both front and back! So nice to see your creation in our challenge gallery at a2z.

  5. Helen Gullett | 6th Nov 16

    Andrea, that is a very beautiful way of giving. I love how you embellish this gift card holder on the front and back. Beautiful colors, too. THANK YOU for playing along with a2z Challenge this month 🙂

  6. Michele Greenwood | 9th Nov 16

    How beautiful – I love the colors; and a gift card holder to boot – nice work!!

    Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrappbooking!! ~Michele, DT

  7. ~amy~ | 21st Nov 16

    This is so pretty! I LOVE the soft colors and the glitz!
    Thanks so much for joining us for the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge!

  8. foleysfriend | 28th Nov 16

    So very pretty; love all the beautiful details you added; thanks for joining us at a2z this month.

    sue n.

  9. D idlet | 28th Nov 16

    Beautiful card! I love the soft colors you used. Thanks for sharing with a2z.

  10. Dawn T | 29th Nov 16

    Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at A2Z this month

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