Saturday, December 07, 2013

Santa Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Santa Gift Card Holder Tutorial
Santa Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I love gift card holders, especially for teachers as a special something extra during the holidays. This is such an easy gift card to make - it doesn't hurt that it is really cute too!

I love to get the most out of my paper, so I took a 12 x 12 sheet of paper and cut 6 gift cards, each is 4 x 6 inches (10.16 cm x 15.24 cm).  I found that it looks much prettier if you use a paper that has a bit of a pattern to it. I selected one that has a damask design.

Fold the short end 1 inch (2.54 cm), and glue or sew the outside edges only.  This creates the pocket for the gift card.

Fold the opposite short end 2.5 inches (6.35 cm), this becomes the outer jacket for Santa!

Note: .  If you have paper that has a pattern on only one side, you want to make sure that you make your folds such that the pretty red is on the outside. (check out this picture to get an idea of the pieces and the folding)

Santa Gift Card Holder Tutorial
Santa Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Fur Trim:
  1. Cut a 1.75 inch (4.45 cm) strip of white paper and take out your handy dandy border punch and create a scalloped edge to give the impression of a nice fluffy trim.  I used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch.  I love it!
  2. Glue the white fur trim to the center of the outside of the gift card holder
To Create the Belt:

  1. Cut a strip of black paper approximately 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) wide and 7 inches (17.78 cm) long. Snip off about 1 inch (2.54 cm)
  2. Cut a yellow square approximately 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) for your Belt Buckle

To Assemble the Belt:

  1. Place your gift card in the pocket
  2. To create your Belt Buckle, take your yellow square and glue the small 1 inch (2.54 cm) piece of black paper to the center of the square.
  3. Attach your yellow Belt Buckle to the approximate center of the black strip
  4. Now take your black strip and fold it over the card holder and glue the ends together

And there you have it! This was the gift card holder I handed out last year, so I cannot give them out this year again.  This year I think I am going to make Christmas stockings (it has been a few years since I've made them, so hopefully no one will remember).

Santa Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art


Noreen said...

This is a fun idea for giving money or a gift card! Santa is always popular!

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Ann said...

Those are adorable. I was trying to find a cute way to give gift cards this year and here you are with my answer. I'm definitely going to make some of these.

Amy @ Homey Oh My! said...

How fun! And very clever with the Santa buckle :).

Peanut said...

What a clever way to give gift card...perfect for Christmas!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Bronwyn said...

Cute idea!

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