Happy Christmas week! We're in the home stretch... is anyone else as frazzled as I am? Yeesh.
If you're anything like me, half of the gifts purchased for loved ones are gift cards. The downside to gift cards? Trying to figure out how to present them! 3 years ago, I made some cute and simple matchbook-style gift card holders and that's what I use for my gift cards. Every year, I make a few new ones using scrap from leftover holiday projects. They're the perfect size to tuck into a stocking, or a coffee mug, or a purse! The possibilities are endless!
Step 1 - Cut one piece of patterned paper and one piece of coordinating cardstock to 3"x12" pieces.
Step 2 - Score each piece at 2" from one end and 4 1/2" from the other end.
Step 3 - Adhere the patterned paper onto the cardstock using a glue stick (or if you have an old school Xyron sticker maker, you can use that!), making sure to glue and fold one scored section at a time.
Step 4 - Next glue the backside of a mini paper bag or a mini envelope to the inside of the gift card holder just above the 2" score line. You can also create your own pocket using a coordinating patterned paper.
Step 5 - Add a strip of glue to the 2" section, about 3/4 quarters from the top (the top being where the score line is) and fold over. Press down until fully adhered.
Step 6 - Create a tag to insert into the pocket. You can add a $ amount line to the top. If you'd like to add a little something to the inside, now's the time to do it. Keep it simple.
Step 7 - Now you can get creative on the front of the gift card holder! Fold the top flap over and into the bottom flap just like a matchbook, embellish, insert gift card, and VOILA! A handmade gift card holder sure to be treasured and admired. It's like 2 gifts in one, really. :)
Wishing you all a most joyous holiday season! See you next year!