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
Step 1Score the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 4 1/4" on the long side.
Step 2Decorate inside of card with stamps or patterned paper.
Step 3Score 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.
Step 4Apply strong adhesive on the 1" sections of the top and bottom of each piece.
Step 5Attach one scored piece to inside of card, aligning at center score line.
Step 6Align other end of scored piece at center of card base and adhere to other half of card.
Step 7Cut flap off gift card envelope. Punch a 1 3/8" semi-circle at top.
Step 8Attach envelope to front of pop-up piece.
Step 9Attach other scored section to front of first attached section, aligning at base
Step 10Align end of scored piece at base of attached section and adhere to card.
Step 11Decorate inside of card.
Step 12Punch 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.
Step 13Wrap band around card and secure in back by wrapping twine around both posts.
Step 14Attach 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.