Giving gift cards this holiday season? This cute Santa Suit Gift Card Holder is a great way to jazz up your gift and it takes just 5 minutes to make!
We have a lot of family members who live out of state and shipping Christmas gifts to everyone can get super expensive. So most years, I just send gift cards to everyone. Gift cards are inexpensive to mail and that way everyone can pick out something they truly want.
However, I don’t want to just stick the gift card in an envelope and call it done. I like to take as much care with the packaging for gift cards as I do with all my other gifts. This year, I made these cute Santa suit gift card holders for all my nieces and nephews. They turned out so cute and the best part was each one took less than 5 minutes to make!
When you slide off the belt, the gift card holder opens up to reveal a pocket on the inside that holds the gift card. This Santa suit gift card holder was made using the Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board. (Be sure to check out the rest of my envelope punch board crafts while you are here!) No die cut machine needed to make this craft – you just need a paper trimmer, the envelope punch board, and a 2″ circle punch.
Buy everything you need to make a Santa Suit Gift Card Holder:
Envelope Punch BoardBetter Together Stamp SetPaper Trimmer with Scoring Blade2 inch Circle PunchGold Foil SheetsCardstock in Real Red, Basic Black, & Whisper WhiteRhinestone Basic JewelsFast Fuse AdhesiveTombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Santa Suit Handmade Gift Card Holders Instructions:
Cut the paper
- Real Red cardstock: 6″ x 6″
- Real Red cardstock: 4″ x 1-3/4″
- Basic Black cardstock: 9-1/2″ x 1-1/4″
- Gold Foil paper: 2″ x 1-3/4″
- Basic Black cardstock: 1-1/4″ X 1-1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock: 3-1/8″ X 1/2″
Make the gift card holder base
- Place the 6″x6″ square of red cardstock into your envelope punch board, lining up the edge with the 2-5/8″ mark. Punch and score with the included bone folder.
- Rotate the square 90 degrees counterclockwise. Line up the score line with the arrow pointer. Punch and score. Repeat for the remaining sides.
- Turn the envelope punch board to the other side. Insert one of the flaps into the corner rounder and punch. Repeat for all remaining flaps.
- Fold along all score lines.
Make the gift card pocket
- Take the 4″ X 1-3/4″ piece of red cardstock and use a ruler to find the center point along the long edge (at 2″). Make a small pencil mark.
- Insert the long edge of the red rectangle into the 2″ circle punch. Only insert the cardstock about 1/2″ into the circle punch and make sure that the pencil mark is centered. Punch, taking a notch out of the rectangle. This will make it easier to remove the gift card from the pocket.
- Using black ink and the Merry Christmas stamp from the Better Together stamp set, stamp Merry Christmas on the pocket.
- Turn the pocket piece over to the back side. Apply a thin line of liquid Tombow adhesive around all the edges of the pocket, except for the side with the notch cut out.
- Adhere the notched rectangle to the bottom of the center rectangle area on the inside of the gift card holder. This will form the pocket for your gift card.
Make the belt
- Place the long edge of the black cardstock strip at the top of your scoring board (or paper trimmer that has a scoring blade). Score at 3″ and 7-3/8″.
- Fold along the score lines.
- Use Fast Fuse on one of the ends and adhere it to the other end, forming the band that will be Santa’s belt.
- Adhere the black square to the gold rectangle. This will be Santa’s belt buckle.
- Adhere the belt buckle to the center of the front of the belt with Fast Fuse adhesive.
- Adhere a self-adhesive rhinestone to the center of the black square to represent the grommet on the belt.
- Add the gift card to the inside pocket.
- Fold all flaps in and turn over.
- Adhere the white cardstock strip down the center of the front of the Santa suit gift card holder. This is the fur on his jacket.
- Slide the belt band around the gift card holder to keep the flaps closed.
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