Saturday, December 24, 2022

Pop-up Gift Card Holder Card

The idea for this fun Pop Up Gift Card Holder Card came from Lisa Curcio. You can read about it on her blog here: Wow Them With an Interactive Pop Up Gift Card Holder Lisa Curcio ( Lisa provided a pdf file with all the measurements for the card, so I used that to create a cut file in my Silhouette Design Studio software. I changed the sizing on the layers slightly to leave a little more of the red base card showing. It was convenient to be able to cut and score all the pieces using my Silhouette Cameo 4. I have uploaded the file to the Silhouette Card Making and Paper Crafts FB group if anyone would like the free file for the card base and layers. This design could work well for any holiday/birthday where you'd like to give someone a gift card or insert a decorative tag. 

I used some festive design paper to coordinate with my red and green card stock layers. Then I used SU!'s Merriest Moments bundle to stamp the "Joy" sentiment on the front (the book-shaped die is a Spellbinders die) and the poinsettias, leaves, and "Thinking of you this festive season" sentiment on the inside of the card. I embossed the white background panel on the inside of the card using a Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder called "Pine Branches." 

I chose this card design because I purchased a Target gift card for one of my nieces as her Christmas gift and I needed a card that could hold the gift card. This one is a pretty design that works well for that. Thanks, Lisa Curcio! 

Front view: 

Here's what it looks like as you start to open it (can you spot the Target gift card in the pocket?!):

Here's the card fully opened:

Side view:

Back view (the score line shows where the "pop up" part is adhered):

Close up of the sentiment:

A look at the card without the gift card enclosed: 

 Challenges I'm entering: 

Can You Handle The Pressure? ( ATG with embossing folder; optional twist of snow (I used Tim Holtz's Pine Branches EF)

Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (1/4; ends Jan. 6)

Festive Friday Challenge ( Christmas (3/3; ends Jan. 5)

Twisted Thursday Challenge ( ATG (ends Jan. 11)

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #47 ( ATG with a fun fold (ends Jan. 4)

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: ATG Christmas (5/10; ends Dec. 31)

Peace On Earth Christmas: ATG Christmas (1/3; ends Dec. 31)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG (3/8; ends Dec. 31)

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge (ends Dec. 31)

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (unlimited entries; ends Dec. 26)

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog ( ATG (1/3; ends Dec. 31)

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: Traditional Christmas Colors (1/5; ends Dec. 29)

Creatalicious Challenges: ATG with option of CAS Christmas (1/3; ends Dec. 30)

Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge: ATG Christmas (ends Dec. 31)

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies: ATG with dies (ends Dec. 31)

Let's Craft and Create ( Inspired by a song (Joy to the World) (1/3 ends Jan. 5)

Mirtillamente Challenge ( Winter or Christmas (1/5; ends Dec. 27)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (5/5 for the week; 5/10 for the challenge period; ends Jan. 4)

Once Upon a Time Challenge Blog ( The Legend of the Poinsettia (I used DP with poinsettias on it and stamped and die cut a poinsettia and leaves) (1/5; ends Dec. 31)

Scribble Challenge ( ATG (1/3; ends Dec. 31) Gifts (1/3; ends Jan. 12)

Krafty Chicks Challenge: All Occasions (ends Dec. 27)

The Paper Shelter: ATG (3/3; ends Jan. 18)


  1. Absolutely awesome card!! I love the fun fold, hiding the gift card so well - such a fantastic idea! And a great card as well. Thank you much for sharing this with us

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge!

  2. I love your entry!!! Thank you for sharing with the Outlaz Festive Friday Challenge.

  3. What a beautiful fun fold gift card holder, Carrie! I really love the paper. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Debbie DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  4. Such lovely paper, and the shaded embossing looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks!

  5. This is gorgeous! I love that shape and the beautiful papers.
    Lia DT POE

  6. Fantastic card! Love it. The pattern paper is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  7. I love it, thanks for sharing it with us at the Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  8. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

  9. Beautifully created! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.