2 Kinds of Pocket Gift Card Holders

I’m super excited to share these two fun card designs that feature pockets for holding gift cards. I really like that both designs function as a greeting card and a gift card holder at the same time. I think you are going to love having these fun folds in your repertoire when you want to find a way to give a gift card to someone special. The first fun fold is called a Double Pocket Gift Card Holder, and the inspiration for this design came from Kay Kalthoff, Stamping to Share. The second fun fold is called a Pop-Up Pocket Gift Card Holder.

2 Kinds of Pocket Gift Card Holders

Watch the video tutorial and download the written tutorial to make your stamping easy! Give these fun folds a try and dress up those gift cards! I’d love to see what you come up with.

Supplies for Double Pocket Gift Card Holder

  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” cardstock
  • 5-1/4” x 12” double sided pattern paper
  • 3-1/8” x 4-1/4” coordinating cardstock
  • 3-5/8” x 4-1/4” Basic White cardstock
  • 1” x 4-1/4” coordinating cardstock or pattern paper
  • 10” ribbon

Directions Double Pocket Gift Card Holder

  • Choose the pattern that you want on the right side of the card and have that facing up when scoring. Score the 5-1/4” x 12” piece of pattern paper at 1-3/4”, 4-3/4” and 8” along the 12” edge.
  • Accordion fold on the score lines as shown in the picture.
  • Apply adhesive to the 1-3/4” section first and fold back to the right.
  • Apply adhesive to the top and bottom only of the 3-1/4” section and fold back to the right.
  • Flip the pattern paper over to the other side and apply adhesive to the top and bottom only of the 3” section and fold back to the left.
  • Attach the folded pattern paper to the 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” piece of cardstock.
  • Punch a small hole along the edge of the 3-1/8” x 4-1/4” piece of cardstock. Tie a bow through the hole. This will be a pull tab for this piece to reveal the gift card.
  • Attach the 1” x 4-1/4” piece of cardstock/pattern paper to the edge of the 3-5/8” x 4-1/4” Basic White cardstock. Stamp the inside sentiment on this piece.
  • Create a focal point/outside sentiment for the card and pop up on the front overlapping the folded pattern paper on the front.

Let’s switch gears and work on the second kind of pocket gift card holder.

Supplies for Pop-Up Pocket Gift Card Holder

  • 4-1/4” x 11” cardstock
  • 3-1/2” x 7-1/4”  Basic White cardstock
  • 4” x 3-1/4” pattern paper
  • 4” x 1-3/4” pattern paper
  • 1-7/8” x 3-1/2” pattern paper
  • Focal point shape sized to overlap card opening

Directions for Pop-Up Pocket Gift Card Holder

  • Score the 4-1/4” x 11” piece of cardstock at 3-1/2”,  and 9” along the 11” edge.
  • Fold on the score lines in towards the inside of the card like an offset gatefold card.
  • Score the 3-1/2” x 7-1/4” piece of Basic White cardstock at 1-7/8”,  and 6-3/4” along the 7-1/4” edge.
  • Fold on the score lines in opposite directions like a “Z”. 
  • Apply adhesive to the 1/2” section. Position the 3-1/2” x 7-1/4” piece inside the card base with the 1/2” section next to the 3-1/2” score line and close the card to adhere this section. 
  • Adhere the 1-7/8” x 3-1/2” piece of pattern paper to the front of the folded pocket.
  • Apply adhesive to the outside edges of the 2” section of the card front and adhere to the inside of the card making a pocket.
  • Insert the folded part of the 3-1/2” x 7-1/4” piece inside the pocket. As the card opens and closed the folded part will slide in and out of the pocket.
  • Adhere the 4” x 1-3/4” and 1-7/8” x 3-1/2” pieces of pattern paper to the front sections of the card.
  • Create a focal point shape that is large enough to overlap the opening of the card front and pop up onto the flap that opens.

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4 thoughts on “2 Kinds of Pocket Gift Card Holders”

  1. Hi Robin!

    I have been viewing your videos on You Tube. Really enjoying learning all the different card folds!!!
    I’m 75 and enjoy making cards for friends and family. I also make cards for Cards for Kindness.. I have accumulated a large collection of stamps and dies over the years, including some Stampin Up stamps. dies and a few embossing folders.

    I would like to request your permission to print some of your card instructions from your website. I try to take notes as I watch your videos, but I don’t think I got all of your instructions, my notes are a bit confusing!!!! My attempt at drawing them leave a lot to be desired, too!!!

    I would also like to know if Stampin Up allows people to use their products, (stamps, dies, or embossing folders) on cards sent to Cards for Kindness. I do not receive any payment, The cards are made completely at my own expense,

    Thank you so much!!!

    1. Hi Bette! I love your stamping story – thank you for sharing it with me! My pdfs are all free to download and use as you would like to use. You can also make cards to share with card charities using SU! products. They would like a copyright on the back: images © Stampin’ Up! This just protects their images. You can print on a tiny label or write. Email me if you have any questions.

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