Making Gift Card and Money Holders Using Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Supples

I don't tend to keep a lot of crafting supplies on hand so when I saw this month's de-stash challenge I wasn't sure what I was going to make.  I finally realized that with so many of my Christmas gifts being cash and gift cards this year that I needed to make up some fun paper crafting/ creative ways to gift them.  



I still want my nieces and nephews to have something to open so I pulled out my papers and stamps and made up some cute little money/gift card holders. They were much easier to make than I thought. 

The first one I worked on was to hold some oversized Nintendo gift cards.  I made a standard sized card and folded down one corner of the card front.  Then I ran my double sided tape along the bottom an 1/2 way up the side creating a cute little pocket.  Finally I added some cute embellishments and ribbons.  




Voila! A simple and easy gift card holder for those larger sized gift cards. 


The bulk of the tweens and teens on my list just wanted cash this year and while I will miss shopping for them I did have lots of fun making money holder cards (ignore the $50 bill in these photos though; it's all I had on hand).  I ordered some envelopes on Amazon that are sized 3 1/2 & 6 1/2 so I knew I wanted to keep my cards shorter than that.  

I finally settled on cutting the paper to 8 1/4 x 6 7/16.  Then I would score the card at 3" and 6"  on the long side like this:


I used my hexagon punch to make a notch and then would use my paper cutter to cut off one side (on some of them)

Like this:


Then I would decorate the front and the inside.  


See the notch?

Now because my envelopes were shorter than the length of a bill I had to make a small fold in the money to get it to fit.  If anyone knows how to find/buy regular money card envelopes I'd love to know!

I used a varieties of patterns and colors to make my holders. 



Some of them I didn't bother making a notch and just had a straight pocket inside. 







My final three cards were made using a similar process as the above ones. I cut the cards to 7 1/2 by 6 7/16th and scored on the long side at 2 1/4 & 5 1/4.  Like this:


Then when I folded them they overlapped so I decorated the front and the inside flap that holds the money in place and created a little band to go around them and hold them shut. 

The band is 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 with score lines on the 6 1/2 side at 2 and 5 1/4.  I decorated the band and then slipped it on.






I just love how they turned out and I had all the supplies on hand already other than the envelopes and some extra double sided tape.   



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Comments

  1. W O W ! ! You have some gorgeous stamps! These are lovely! Thank you for showing all the different designs. I was thinking about trying to make Christmas cards this year and your money holders have given me lots of ideas! pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Aw, thank you! I made some Christmas cards too this week and will be showing them on the blog next week.

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  2. What a great idea, and they turned out so cute. Thank you so much for sharing and wonderful hopping with you. Chas @chascrazycreations

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  3. I love these! They look fabulous and I am sure you had fun making them! #MMBC

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    1. I really did have a lot of fun making them.

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  4. These turned out so perfect! I made some years ago, then got lazy and only made regular cards.

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  5. I love these. So cute. I've been feeling the creative bug lately.

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  6. Those all turned out so cute! I love a homemade card like this.

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  7. How adorable! What a cute way to give money or gift card to make it extra special. Very pretty paper too.

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    1. Thank you! I think I used up the very last of my Christmas paper though. Which just means I get to buy more!

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  8. These are awesome and how special to have it homemade!

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  9. These are great, Joanne! They might be homemade, but they look like something you'd find at a card store. Lovely!

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    1. Aw, thank you! That is such a wonderful compliment.

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  10. It must be nice to receive one of these...filled with money too. Pinned to my paper crafting board and Christmas board.

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    1. Thanks! I hope they like them; I figure no one will complain about money.

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  11. ...oh darn, I thought that you were a BIG giver!!!

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  12. Those are super cute and perfect for teacher's gifts!

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    1. They would make great teacher's gifts (though the school my son attends has a strict no gift policy).

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  13. I absolutely love ALL of these gift card/money holders! The embellishments you used are marvelous, especially the mug with the candy cane. Too cute! I'm pinning this wonderful idea!

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  14. They are so cute. What a great idea. Perfect for Christmas! x

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  15. Those cards are as much a gift as the money. They're beautiful!

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  16. I came for the Show Us Your Books post but I'm a relatively new cardmaker and my attention was pulled to this post. Oh my gosh these are beautiful!!! What a great way to use the rest of my paper pads.

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  17. So many great ideas! I love the clever way you used you hexagon punch. I think the pleat in the notes is just fine, I think your US money is longer than our UK notes anyway so for us it would probably be just fine. I love love a nice wallet like this, it makes the gift card or cash seem so much nicer somehow.

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