Pretty up those gift cards …

If you’re gifting ‘gift cards’ this Christmas, here’s a way to pretty them up.

Hi, and welcome to my contribution to the CTMH Silver & Gold Australasian Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Creative Workshops by Rachel Stribling then you’re in the right place.  If you landed here by accident, welcome!  To join in simply follow the link at the end of this post.

Today I’m sharing with you a wee gift card holder I’ve created.  Giving gift cards seems to be a pretty standard ‘gift’ these days, and I have to say I sit on the fence as to whether I ‘agree’ with them or not.  BUT, that’s a story for another day.  Right now, they do seem to be a popular form of gift giving, so I thought we could take the opportunity to pretty them up a little.

This is such an easy project to do, and it does bring a little extra thought and personalisation into a gift card.  And these look so great hanging on your Christmas tree – they can double as a decoration until Christmas Day!

gift holder

I’ve used CTMH’s Silver and Gold paper as the base, and have added on the front a tag from the Cut Above Tag Kit (Merry Everything).  This kit has everything you need to create 10 foil stamped gift tags, including the tags, die-cuts and white twine.  (I used the gold variety on a Beary Christmas version of this.)

To keep it closed while it’s hanging on your tree, I’ve used CTMH’s lovely little Hook & Loop Dots (I bet many of you didn’t know these existed!).  These are indispensable in so many projects.  They really are the finishing touch you don’t ‘see’ but what a difference they make.


gift holder 1

So that’s the first ‘opening’, then there’s one more fold to get into it fully.

gift holder 2

See how nicely your card fits into the little pocket.

gift holder 3

I also trimmed one of the pocket page card papers that you get in the Silver & Gold paper packet, and added this to write your message etc.

These take about 10 minutes to create, so really are the simplest most effective little card you’ll make this Christmas.

So – do you want to know how to make them?

It’s easy!  And I’ll show you how next week – stay tuned!  (Or best yet, register to receive email notifications, then you’ll know exactly when I’ve posted the instructions!).

But for now, it’s time to continue your ‘hop’ for further inspiration, and I know you’ll find that at your next stop with Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations.

Happy crafting,




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