Center Step Gift Card

by Wendy Lee

Tuck a gift inside this fancy fold card.


  • Cardstock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 4” x 5 1/4” (Stampin’ Up!® Gray Granite and Whisper White cardstock used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Night of Navy & Whisper White cardstock, Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper, Night of Navy & Gray Granite ink, Stitched Labels Framelit dies, Elephant Builder punch, 1/8” Sheer white ribbon, Twinkle adhesive backed sequins, Dimensionals)


  1. Step 1

    Cut in 1” from each side of a piece of 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” cardstock between 1” and 5-1/4” on the long side. (Cut lines are shown as red lines on the template.)

  2. Step 2

    Turn the cardstock and score along outside sections on the short side at 1”, 2” and 5 1/4”.

  3. Score the middle section at 4-1/4”. (Score lines are shown as dashed lines on the template.)

  4. Step 3

    Mountain fold the card base along the score lines.

  5. Step 4

    For the inside pocket, score 4” x 5-1/4”cardstock from the short side at 1”.

  6. Step 5

    Fold along the score line.

  7. Add adhesive to the outer edges of the bottom flap. Fold the flap up to create a pocket.

  8. Step 6

    Add adhesive to the back of the pocket and adhere it to the inside of the card base.

  9. Step 7

    Embellish the card as desired.

  10. Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Center Step Gift Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Thank you for this great tutorial. Such a fun and creative way to present a gift card. I'm going to CASE this to make my Christmas gift cards this year.
Doodledop  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 7:25 AM
Very clear, concise tutorial. Thank you.
Miss Kitty  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 7:58 AM
Great tutorial. I'm headed to my craft room to make one now.
Nonnief  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 8:02 AM
Oh so beautiful. Love it.
gramma jan  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 9:50 AM
Thrilled to see an A2 version of this fun fold!
And I send gift cards for ice cream with all family birthday cards, so I hope to make quite a few! Thank you!
Kim Padan  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 9:54 AM
Outstanding tutorial and video! Thank you for sharing your impressive paper engineering talents. You have made a lot of people happy with this WOW! idea ^_^
Mom Hom  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 10:51 AM
Super cute design! Thanks for the tutorial!
Stephanie Perry  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Fun way to give a gift card!
muscrat  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 1:39 PM
So VERY much fun to make. Thank you Wendy. This will be for a grocery store gift card for DGD in summerschool at the beach! Not sure I got it into the correct gallery for this challenge though--it is here:
Prissequito  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 1:47 PM
Wendy, love this idea. Your addition of the pocket makes all the difference in this card. Made one a while back, didn't think I'd make another...until you gave the design a REAL purpose! A great card for so many different gift-giving occasions, starting with Christmas.
Stamper-Elaine  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 2:35 PM
Hi Wendy,
Thanks for sharing this tutorial - super cute card idea! I love the little details you added and the clear instructions.
Sue Zorzut  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 2:39 PM
Wendy, Bravo! This is not only an adorable card but is so useful. Thank you!!
Leanne Cyr  |  Wed Jul 25, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Love it!! You are so clear and organized in your video. Thank you!
Lee  |  Thu Jul 26, 2018 at 10:46 AM
Oh, Wendy, I LOVED your video and love the cards! What a great way to give a gift card! Thank you for the great step-outs too, and you've made the cutting and scoring very clear! Hugs!
Cheryl Scrivens  |  Thu Jul 26, 2018 at 11:47 AM
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. It was so easy to follow. I enjoyed following your instruction and making a card.
Lisa K  |  Thu Jul 26, 2018 at 4:35 PM
Like ve this car Door! Thanks for the great instructions.i went right away and made 5 bases so they would be ready when I need a card.
BrendaLea Abbott  |  Fri Jul 27, 2018 at 6:58 AM
Thank you for the tutorial - easy to follow and like another before me - headed to my craft room to make a few!
Mary Ellen Staley  |  Fri Jul 27, 2018 at 11:51 AM
Awesome card, easy to do and would work for almost any occasion. Thank-you.
Elaine Hulstein  |  Fri Jul 27, 2018 at 5:52 PM
Thanks for the tutorial. It was easy to follow and my cards turned out great!
LISA in CO  |  Thu Aug 23, 2018 at 10:38 AM
Thank you for this easy to follow tutorial. Needed a graduation card and this is perfect.
Miss Kitty  |  Wed Jul 8, 2020 at 7:08 AM

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