Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to make an "Envelope" Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone,
This is going to be a "Blast from the Past" for you.
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Remember the Gift Card Holders that we did with Envelopes? I just remembered it today while helping my downline and decided to share it with you
First you will need any envelope, a Crimper, Ribbon, Cutter, Ink , Punch and stamps of choice.
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Then you will seal your envelope….
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Next place your sealed Envelope in your cutter and cut at the two inch mark. You will be cutting across the shortest side of the envelope (the 4 3/8 side).
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I decided to punch the ends of the top piece….with my Scalloped Edge Punch.
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Now take the larger part of the sealed envelope and run it through your crimper….lines will be going straight up and down when set up right.
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This is what you will be working with for your Envelope Gift Card Holder…..The top fits nicely over the bottom now. See…
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I then took a Snowflake stamp and stamped it on the top with Crumb Cake Ink and sponged Crumb Cake on the Scallops to better define the edges against the bottom.
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I cut a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock to place my Gift Card on…..then I attached a punched piece from our Tab Punch so that the card could be removed easily!
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Here is my Decorated and finished Gift Card Holder…I had this extra Snowman sitting on my desk I had done a few days ago…why not right? I attached him to one of the scallops from the Pennant Die and a little Crumb Cake Seam Binding and I’m done.
I hope you’ll give this “Blast from the Past” a try. I had forgotten how fun these were to make.
Have a great Day!


  1. Ha! I remember these! What fun! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. What was the final measurement of the envelope (not sure which side to cut the 2" from).

  3. I had forgotten all about this----so cool---but I need the measurements also (which side to cut the 2" from) thanks for the refresh!!

  4. This is great, Lee - hope you will respond to the ladies above me as to the their questions.
    Thank you!

  5. Thanks for the measurements! I might have figured it out.....7 envelopes later!

  6. Cool! I remember doing these and filling with hot chocolate pouches! Thanks for recycling.

  7. what material you use while making these Gift Card envelopes?

  8. OMG! These are sooooooooooo cute; glad I am starting to feel better.

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  10. Making your own gift card holder can be very exciting and i think gift card can be perfect last minute gift when you are in a pinch to get a gift quick. i like the card that you made, looking beautiful.
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