Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash and Giveaway

Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash and Giveaway is what we have for you today. I don’t know about you but I vowed I was going to be done early for the holidays. First of all, I would like to say I am super proud of myself! I am 75% done shopping and am THRILLED! Creating this easy to create gift card holder is a great way to create something handmade because you want to show your loved ones you care. It is super fast too!  I came up with this quick idea and thought I would share it for those of you that want to plan ahead of time. I have a CAS way to create something from the heart but doesn’t take hours and hours to do SOOOOO let’s get started!


Here are the items you will need for the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash:

Stapler (I used the mini stapler by Tim Holtz)

Stickers in your stash

Fall & Winter Holiday Sentiments

Washi Tape,


Card base

Paper for sentiment

Scoring Board

You can also add Bling, twine and whatever embellishments you wish.


For the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash,

this is the first one I made as a sample. It took me about 30 seconds but this is because I did have the card stock pre cut. If you needed to cut the card stock, it would probably take about 3-4 minutes because it is pretty simple to cut a standard piece of paper in half.. If you know you are doing multiple ones, I would suggest you cut multiple ones so you have them on hand. It saves time!


Take your paper (Cut 4.25″ x 11″) and place it on your scoring board.


Score your paper at 5″ because you will need to fold this for your card to fold in half.


Score your paper at 10″ because you will need to fold this so that it holds your gift card.


This is how the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash looks once it is scored.


Take the smallest area (1″ end) and fold up.


Use your finger or scoring tool and reinforce the scored area on your Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation.


Fold the area where it is scored at the 5″ mark and push down on the fold.


This is what the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation looks like once it has been scored.


Take our your stapler and staple on both sides of the 1″ scored area.


Take out your stamps or your stickers and your paper mat for the Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation.


Adhere your sticker or stamp your sentiment on the white paper.


Apply adhesive to the back of the paper mat and adhere to the card base.


For your Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creation,

take out your washi tape and rip off pieces for the front of your card. I used three. You can pick how ever many you want.


Adhere your washi tape to the card front.


Take out any other embellishments. I chose to add some rhinestones. Adhere your embellishments.


This is what the two Gift Card Holder Using Your Stash creations look like.

CAS – Clean and Simple! My favorite!

Ribbon Causes in October t

Last week, our giveaway was a set of 5 chameleon pens!

The winner is:

                                                 Dee Earnshaw!!

She commented:

October 24, 2016 at 8:23 am
These Chameleon pens look awesome – love how easy it would make creating shadows and getting different tones using the same pen!!!! I would love to win one of these sets:) Please send me a message with your contact info and I will get your prize out to you!

Now, for the giveaway this week!


Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter/Blog Posts and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for a chance to win this awesome stamp set! If you want to be entered in for an extra chance, please leave a comment on this blog post!

Thank you for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.


24 replies
  1. shartl
    shartl says:

    Easy and cute are my favorite kind of craft! I give gift cards all the year round so thank you for this simple holder tutorial.I need to whip some up now, so I don’t get frantic around the holidays! I am a subscriber on Youtube and to your newsletter. Would love to win this handy stamp set, thanks!

  2. karenladd
    karenladd says:

    Love the easy stapled fold for your gift card holder and a reminder to use our stash! I have a lot of little holiday doo-dads that would be fun for decorating gift card holders, and of course…washi tape! Thanks for the chance to win this cute sentiment set. I already subscribe to the blog and am off to subscribe on YouTube too!

  3. Babe O'Mara
    Babe O'Mara says:

    Loved the tutorial. These are going to be great for Christmas, or any other time, just change up the embellishments. Thanks for much for sharing.

  4. Dee Earnshaw
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    Love they easy way of creating a fun gift card holder, Melissa and so excited that you picked my name for the awesome Chameleon pen set!!!
    Thank you:)

  5. KT Fit Kitty
    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Awesome gift card holder – I like how quick it is – great for those last-minute gifts during the holidays! Very excited about your giveaway – I have not had the opportunity to try your stamps yet so I would love to try them – I’m always looking for useful sentiments like these – thanks so much! Have a great day!


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