Pop-Up Gift Card Holder
by Kim Score
Create a card that has a gift card pop-up when you open the card.
- One 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock or patterned paper for card base
- Two 4" x 5 1/2" pieces of cardstock or patterned paper
- One 1" x 11 1/4" piece of patterned paper for belly band
- Scoring tool
- Gift card with envelope
- Strong adhesive
- 3/4" Circle punch
- 1 3/8" Circle punch
- Bone folder
Score the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 4 1/4" on the long side.
Decorate inside of card with stamps or patterned paper.
Score each of the 4" x 5 1/2" pieces of cardstock or patterned paper at 1", 2" and 3" on short side.
Using patterned paper will make it less bulky.
Apply strong adhesive on the 1" sections of the top and bottom of each piece.
Attach one scored piece to inside of card, aligning at center score line.
Align other end of scored piece at center of card base and adhere to other half of card.
Cut flap off gift card envelope. Punch a 1 3/8" semi-circle at top.
Attach envelope to front of pop-up piece.
Attach other scored section to front of first attached section, aligning at base
Align end of scored piece at base of attached section and adhere to card.
Decorate inside of card.
Punch two 3/4' Circle and attach to each end of your 1" x 11 1/4" piece of patterned paper with mini brad. Tie a 5" length of baker's twine onto one end.
Wrap band around card and secure in back by wrapping twine around both posts.
Attach decorated front to card.
For portrait style A2 card, cut the two pop up pieces for inside at 4 1/4" by 4" and score at 1", 2" and 3" on short side.
Use a belly band that wraps around and is glued end to end in back. Attach card decorations to belly band only and slide band off to open card.
Decorate front of card and use ribbon wrapped around entire card to keep closed.