Monday, April 5, 2010

Match Book Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone, Kathy here. I've got a quick and easy tutorial for you to fancy up a gift card. These are my favorite gifts to give, and I like to make them a bit more special with the holders to go along with them. A match book style card is just perfect to hold a gift card, because it already has a built in pocket.

First cut your cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. Score it at 9 1/2 and 4 3/8. Punch the short folded end with a decorative border punch.

For the fun part, chose your image. I used my newest Diva stamp Denise for this one. She's perfect for any birthday project. I also chose a Rubber Romance sentiment "Birthday Diva" for the front. Check out all the great Rubber Romance stamps in the Etsy shop.

Add some decorative matting to the front of the card and bottom strip and add a sentiment. Fold up the bottom segment of the card and fasten it in place with either brads or eyelets. Make sure to go all the way through to the back of the card. This forms the match book slot.

Here is a view of the inside of the card, with a gift card tucked into place. See how perfectly the slot holds the gift card!

Now here is the full view again. The bottom of the image panel is tucked in place behind the match book fold.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope this gives you a fun idea for presenting a gift card.


  1. great tut & idea for gift cards Kathy- TFS :)

  2. You have done a wonderful job at designing your blog, and your cards are lovely. Thank you for letting me visit.

  3. Well in case you would like to visit me also, I can't believe I didn't even put the right url on there.
    Although my computer talents no where match yours, you really have done a lovely job, and I just might get inspired to learn how to make cards.