Christmas Card with a Store Gift Card Pocket

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Every Christmas there will be someone we buy a store gift card for instead of a physical present. It might be because they live far away and we’re avoiding postage costs, or perhaps they’re just fussy?! So I’ve made this card with a pocket to hold a store gift card…

Season’s Greetings:

Season's Greetings Gift Card with Pocket by Jennifer Grace

I used the Sweet Stamp Shop’s ‘Speedy Greetings’ set to paper-piece a delivery van for the front of the pocket – so cute!

Here’s how to put the pocket together:

Step 1: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 7″ x 3″. Draw a horizontal line at the 3½” central point, and then vertical lines ¼” below the top edge and above the bottom edge:

Season's Greetings Gift Card with Pocket by Jennifer Grace

Step 2: Cut the ¼” sections off at one end, and snip the corners off the sections at the other end, to make tabs:

Season's Greetings Gift Card with Pocket by Jennifer Grace

Step 3: Crease along the lines and rub out any pencil marks. Cut a semi-circle notch from one short end of the pocket. Add glue to the flaps and fold the pocket shut:

Season's Greetings Gift Card with Pocket by Jennifer Grace

Then add it to a card ready for Christmas!

Be Inspired:

Paper-piece a stamped image

Make or use a pocket on a page or card

Use a black, blue, and red colour scheme for a Christmas project

Do you give out many store gift cards at Christmas?

That’s the last post for tonight. I think things got a bit late this evening, and I may have missed a post out somewhere along the way, but let’s keep that between friends, okay?! I’ll be back with lots more inspiration tomorrow!

Jennifer x

  • Bethany Hardy

    We don’t do many gift cards. 🙂 In our family we pool our money together and donate to our favorite charity and only buy for the littles. We have a camp for special needs kids/adults that we have supported for many years. We love it!

    November 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    November 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm
  • Margie

    Great gift idea!

    November 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    Very cute gift card holder. Love your paper choices. Well done!

    November 9, 2013 at 11:31 pm
  • Julia Colli

    This is a great idea, and I love that delivery can stamp!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:23 am
  • senoritascrapper

    The delivery trunk stamp is very cute. TFS

    November 10, 2013 at 2:23 am
  • The second card on this post is my one made for this challenge. I’ve used an Elle’s studio tag cut to size for a gift card.It will probably be for my boss & his wife.

    November 10, 2013 at 2:41 am
  • So simple – so awesome!

    November 10, 2013 at 2:48 am
  • I like the idea of putting the gift card on the front.

    November 10, 2013 at 2:57 am
  • This is a super cute idea and I just love that truck!

    November 10, 2013 at 3:06 am
  • Giving a gift card sometimes can’t be bypassed. This looks much better than the store bought holders.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 10, 2013 at 3:21 am
  • With 12 nephews all in their teens or older, I am always on the lookout for creative ways to package gift cards or money. Great card! Thanks for sharing!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:20 am
  • Kelly B

    Adorable! Going to make one for my dad!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:35 am
  • So perfect for some of my xmas presents for those hard to shop for or just to far away 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 6:11 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super card….and the stamp you used is so right!!!!!!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:31 am
  • Jenny

    Lovely! The car is soooo cute!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:20 am
  • Love the idea of putting the card on the front 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 7:40 am
  • hiya another great tutorial though I rarely buy store cards anymore as there have been a few stores going bankrupt so I normally give out cash.

    November 10, 2013 at 11:23 am
  • Brenda W

    This is a good idea – better than just putting the gift card loose inside the Christmas card.

    November 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm
  • Dawn

    Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration and your hard work putting these posts together.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm
  • I really like this idea. I often give gift cards and the store bought cards they come with are not very special. Great idea I will be using

    November 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm
  • Annie

    This is SUCH a good idea – I’m going to pinch it for a birthday I have coming up, thank you! 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  • lilgik

    Such a fab idea!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm
  • I have a few older teenagers that I give gift cards to……and that card would be perfect…..especially as they are boys.

    November 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    I love this SSS set and you have really made it work here! Loving those red stars too!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  • Alison

    Another clever idea!
    Alison xx

    November 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm
  • Frances

    Great idea to put the gift card holder on the outside of the card. Lovely card!

    November 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm
  • Janis in ID

    We do a lot of GCs, and I have never dressed one up. Love your tutorial. I want to try this. TFS!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm
  • super cute card. Great idea to put the gift card holder on the outside. I love it.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:29 am
  • jengd

    Great way to dress up a gift card and adorable stamp on it!

    November 11, 2013 at 4:24 am
  • Great idea – I don’t normally give gift cards but this would also work for lottery cards 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  • Lisa H

    I think you’ve just solved my brother’s present dilemma!

    November 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  • I love that paper pieced truck! It gives me an idea for lots of the random cars I seem to have in my embellishments!

    November 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm
  • I was thinking that i need to make some of these card holders for Christmas. Now i’ve got a tutorial..thank you x

    November 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm

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