Packaging Recycled Craft: Making Holiday Gift Card Holders

Today we are creating a Packaging Recycled Craft: Making Holiday Gift Card Holders. I love to create different gift card holders. I am so often giving gift cards for birthdays, holidays and special occasions so there are numerous uses for them. Wouldn’t you like to have a few ideas in your back pocket? Then you are going to LOVE this!

Here are the supplies you will need:

You’re Snow Wonderful Stamp Set

Acrylic Block

3L Adhesive

Manual Die Cut Machine

Sizzix Die 658258 Pillow box with labels by Tim Holtz

Strap, tag and mat papers

Clear packaging material


Tag punch

Corner Rounder


Take out your manual die cut machine, recycled packaging material and die.

die cut your recycled packaging material

Place your material on the die ensuring all areas to be cut are covered. Run the die through the machine.

run die thru the machine

This is what the pillow box looks like after it has been cut.

die cut material

Fold all of the scored areas on the pillow box.

fold at score lines

Place strong adhesive on the flap of the pillow box as shown.

add strong adhesive to pillow box

Line up the flap to create the enclosure. You can also run a brayer on top of it afterwards to ensure its adhesion. Set aside.

line up edge of pillow boxTake out your paper, ink and You’re Snow Wonderful stamp set.

stamp tag

 Take out your tag punch and punch your tag out.

punch out tag

Using the corner rounder punch, corner round the mat for the tag

punch corners with corner rounder

Place adhesive on the back of the tag and adhere to the mat for the tag.

apply tag to mat

Take out the paper strap for the pillow box and apply adhesive to create a band for the pillow box.

place strong adhesive on strap

Adhere the strap to create an enclosed band.

adhere the strap to create the bandAdhere the tag to the band only using a line of adhesive down the middle to allow movement when placing it on the band.

adhere tag to the strap

This is the side view.

completed band

Your creation is complete!

finished creation

Thank you for joining us today. I really appreciate all of the kind words, love and support I have been shown due to my father’s passing. It is greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.