This type of gift card holder was the one I had out as a Make & Take at Memories Live On in December. I received an email from a customer who had attended, asking me for a template. There is no template for this gift card holder so I decided to create a tutorial for her... and for you. Please keep in mind that this type of gift card holder has been "out there" for a couple of year now and there are many online tutorials on it. I learned how to make this on SCS and do not know who actually created it first.
Let's get started!
Start with a piece of cardstock trimmed to 4-1/4" x 11"
Score it at 3", 5-1/2" and 8".
Fold your scored cardstock in half at 5-1/2"
Fold one end at 3" up and over the middle
Flip over and fold the other side in the same way
Open up and grab the inside fold.
You should be able to see the gift card holder starting to form.
You will need the Word Window punch to create the slot across the middle center for your gift card. The 1-3/8" circle punch is optional.
Take the Word Window punch and start at one end of the inside of your gift card holder.
Start about a 1/4" in from the end and punch once.
Move the punch over until you are 1/4" in from the other end.
My sample shows that I started in a lot more than usual. I went back after taking the pictures and punched off a little more from each end because my gift card could not fit into the slot.
Again... 1-3/8" circle punch is optional.
If you choose to use it, this is what it looks like:
After you are done punching, it should look like this:
I like to stamp first and then I add my sticky strip tape in the very middle of the gift card holder.
Add the gift card and tie it closed with a ribbon or use a scrap of 1" x 12" cardstock to create a wrap around the gift card holder.
Now you try it!
Let me know if you have any questions!