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Santa Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I'm here to share a quick and simple project for this month using some of my favorite Altered Pages supplies and I got to try my creativity with some of the printable film from this month's sponsor Craft Attitude.

I'm going to show you how to create a gift card holder from a tag so lets get started.

The base of this gift card holder is created from a #10 tag (4 1/8"x8 1/2") and all you need to do is fold as shown below. Also ink all edges of the tag in red.

I cut cardstock to fit the inside and then adhered to the tag. I didn't cover the inside of the "pocket" since it won't be seen.

I did the outside of the tag the same as inside.

Next I punched a tiny hole in the center of the flap and threaded the twine through and tied off on the backside. Then I adhered the flap down and used cloths pins to keep everything in place while it dried.

Then I ran a small line of adhesive down each side of the fold to create a pocket and I used cloths pin to hold it together while it dried.

Next I printed Santa from the Altered Pages Collage Sheet Very Vintage Santa onto the Craft Attitude film, adhered to a piece of white cardstock and once dry I then fussy cut the image out.

I adhered the image to the back of the gift card holder and added a little Stickles here and there to give Santa a little sparkle.

Next I used three buttons, two small and one large to create the button closure. In this order I glued the larger button and  then the two smaller ones to the top of the flap. Which I finished off with a dew drop.

There you have it an easy and simple gift card holder. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Other Supplies: Craft Attitude, and Buttons

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!


  1. Love it! Tags are always fun but the nifty folding trick makes it even better!

  2. Awesome project! And I learned some more! (Who'da thunk clothes pins?)

  3. Tonya! What a great gift card!! I love it- you made it look so simple to make, and yet it looks very elegant!

  4. Fabulous and quick gift card holder, Tonya! TFS.

  5. Very clever gift card holder♥

  6. Wowness!! Thanks for this!

  7. Terrific idea! Simple but so beautiful! I wouldn't even care if it had a gift card!!!

  8. How awesome, never would have guessed it was a tag, great job!


  9. What a great idea for gift cards! Super project!

  10. Okay, I'm definitely saving this. What a useful idea!


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