How To Make A Partial Folder Style Card Gift Card Holder

Hello!  It's Christmas eve.  Have you got all your Christmas cards mail out and gifts shopped yet?  I am late again this year and didn't get my cards (all 50 of them) mail out until two days ago.  But thanks to online shopping, I managed to have gifts shipped to our out-of-town little nieces and nephews last week.  But for the college age nephew and first year medical student niece, they appreciate gift cards much more.  So I send them gift cards instead, tucked nicely in this partial folder style kraft card.  Now, whether or not they will received by Christmas, that's a different story.  Haahaa.

gift card hold

If you need last minutes gift idea, how about tucking a gift card in one of this partial folder style card?  Here is how to make one.

How To: Partial Folder Style Card Gift Card Holder


8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
Paper trimmer


1.  Trim the cardstock to size 8 3/4" by 7".

2.  Position the cardstock (with the 8 3/4" going across) on the scoreboard. Score down at the 1/8" (or 0.125), 4 1/4" (or 4.25) and 8 5/8" (or 8.625).

3.  Turn the cardstock around (with the 7" going across), score down at the 5 1/2" mark (or 5.50) up to the vertical 4 1/4" mark. Trim off the remaining.

4.   Now fold inward and adhere at the 1/8" and 8 5/8" scored marks.  Trim off the corner like show in the template below.  The length of your paper size now change from 8 3/4" to 8 1/2".

5.  To create the pocket, fold inward at the 5 1/2" scored mark and adhere just the outer right edge.

Your card should now look like this.  On the other side I decorated with the ever so gorgeous Tim Holtz 2016 Doodle Greetings #1 cling rubber stamp, heat embossed with the Ranger Gold embossing powder. Isn't this gold embossing powder gorgeous? I have tried so many different gold powders and this is by far my most favorite! Just look at how beautifully it melted and show off on this white cardstock!

Now fold over at the 4 1/4" scored mark.  You now got your A2 size card (or 4.25 x 5.50).  That's it!  You're done.  Here is the front of this card.

Gift Card Idea: Partial Folder Card

I have shared two cards of this similar image in last week post with a tutorial on how to draw your own evergreen branch.  This design is one of 12 I sketched out with distress ink markers.  But this one is actually a digi copy of the original.  

I scanned the drawing into my laptop and converted to digi.  The colors converted correctly.  But for some reason it printed out much darker.  I might have to try a different printer setting next time.  But I think it still turned out beautifully.  Don't you?

I would like to share my card in this week challenge fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make It Sparkle.  My sparkle are the GOLD Ranger embossing powder on the Tim Holtz 2016 Doodle Greetings #1 for the inside of the card and the Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste over the ornament on the front of the card.

Thank you for joining me.  May you have a blessed Christmas week.  Happy Holidays!


You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the thumbnail picture or wording to take you directly to the product. 

Tim Holtz 2016 Doodle Greetings #1

SSS Happy Christmas Set

SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Frames

Ranger Embossing Powder-GOLD

Neenah Environment Desert Storm Cardstock

Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock-Marshmallow

Sizzix Express


Copic Marker-R35

Copic Marker-R37

Copic Marker-R39

Lawn Fawn BLACK LICORICE Premium Dye Ink

Copic Multiliner Set

SB Nestabilities Classic Rectangles

SB Nestabilities Standard Circles

Copic Twinkling Stars Glitter Pen

Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste

Ranger Distress Marker-Peeled Paint

Ranger Distress Marker-Crushed Olive

Ranger Distress Marker-Walnut Stain

Ranger Distress Marker-Vintage Photo


I would love if you pin this partial folder card summary photo and be my pinterest buddy :)


Megan J said...

Hi Christina, a gorgeous gift card holder, I have pinned it to my Crafty Lessons Board on Pintrest to try after Christmas and New Year, Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, safe and Healthy 2017... Megan

Lois Wyche said...

Great card holder for any time of the year. I can use the technique when sending a gift card for another occasion....thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Great gift card holder. I have granddaughters who love gift cards, so this will come in handy.

Lori Kobular said...

Thank you for the tutorial on how to make the gift card holder! Your card is great! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

CherylQuilts said...

Christina, I love this beautiful gift card holder, and what wonderful directions and a great "pin" to share. Merry Christmas, sweet friend! xoxo

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