Simple Birthday Gift Card Holder

This gift card holder is so easy to make and so much fun to look at–it almost makes me hungry!

The ‘card’ part of it is actually only 5×7 to allow the giant cupcake to peek over the edge.  I used the ‘Perfect Polka Dots’ embossing folder on the Real Red background.

I stamped the giant cupcake stamp twice, once on Regal Rose and once on Chocolate Chip, and cut the top out of one–and the bottom out of the other.  I dusted off my paper corrugator and ‘waffled’ the bottom of the cupcake for a more realistic feel.  I stamped the cherry in scraps of red left over and used Dimensionals to hold it to the cupcake top and the top to the bottom.

Finally, for the best part–the inside gift card holder–it is one long strip of white cardstock, 10 inches by 4 inches, scored along the 10 inch side at 3, 5 & 7 inches).  Fold it into a ‘W’ and adhere one side to the inside top of the red card and the other side to the inside bottom.  DO NOT put tape or adhesive in the middle, it will stay together by ‘force’ of the top and bottom being adhered down. Besides, the gift card won’t fit in if you glue it shut!

For the slit down the middle, I used the Word Window Punch, punching along the seam to make an opening and then to make it fancy, I punched the Designer Label punch HALFWAY in for a ‘finger’ grab area (otherwise it is hard to pull out the gift card).

Set(s) from the 2010 Idea Book & Catalog: Simple Birthday Thanks #111546  (Pg. 142); Perfect Punches #117022  (Pg. 131 ); Heard from the Heart #111644 (Pg. 156)
5 x 7 Real Red cardstock
10 x 4 White cardstock (scored at 3, 5 & 7 inches)
3 ½ x 4 Chocolate Chip cardstock
3 x 4 ¼ Regal Rose cardstock
2 ½ x 2 ½ Regal Rose (for scalloped circle)
2 ½ x 2 White c/s (for greeting)
2 x 2 ½ Real Red c/s (for cherry)
Black StazOn™
Satin Ribbon, Pink beads, Glue dots
Dimensionals™, Crimper
PUNCHES: Word Window, Designer Label (for inside)
Large Oval (for greeting)
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Sizzix Big Shot, Multi-purpose platform, clear cutting pads


  1. LOVE IT! I’m going to make this at my next class.


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