“Traveler Train” Gift Card holder

This gift card holder was made with the same stamp set as my previous card, called “Traveler“.  I used the train image for this one, and I stamped the World Map stamp in the background, very lightly. (Stamped on a piece of scrap paper first and then on my card.) I sponged Soft Sky blue ink and Smoky Slate ink to add a little dimension to the image.

To make this gift card holder, I used the Envelop punch board and cut the 2 notches. (see below for the instructions). To secure the bottom part, I used the Epic Day Washi tape, which matched my card perfectly! I found it looks a bit like the railorad tracks, don’t you?

Newsletter pic Fev-19-2015-037 Newsletter pic Fev-19-2015-038


You will need:

  • Card base: 4.25” x 11” card stock
  • Front panel: 3-3/4” x 2-3/4” (color) and 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”(White)
  • Insert: White card stock 3-3/4” x 6-1/2” (for the inside of the card)
  1. Score the 4.25” x 11” card stock at 2” and 7-1/4”. Fold toward the center.

  2. Use the Envelop Punch Board to make two notches at 1” from both sides on the 2” scored side.

  3. Wrap a strip of Washi tape across the bottom flap to hold it in place. Stick both ends at the back.

  4. Stamp the front panel. Mount on the colored card stock and glue in place.

  5. Score the Insert at 1-3/4” and 6”. Fold the 1/2” at the top and adhere on the inside of the top part of the card. Fold the bottom part and insert in the folded flap inside of the card.


Stamp set: Traveler, World Map, Remembering your birthday (French version)

CS: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Back to Black DSP

Ink: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Memento Black ink

Tools: Envelop Punch board, Decorative Label punch, Banner punch, Simply Scored Scoring Board and Tool

Accessories: Epic Day This and That Washi tape

Gift Card Holder and Washi Tape

Gift Cards are becoming more and more popular as a gift alternative for people on our list that are “harder” to pick a gift for… Putting the gift card inside a homemade “gift card holder” makes it a bit more personal!

I made this gift card with half a sheet of Cherry Cobbler, cut lenghtwise (4-1/4″ x 11″). The present is made with a little Whisper White card stock square covered with the Season of Style Designer Washi Tape and topped with a Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon bow. On the right hand side, I used the Delicate Design Embossing folder to create the nice border.

Washi tape gift card holder

On the inside it looks like this:

Washi tape gift card holder opened

You can see a similar gift card holder that I made last year here.


Stamp set: Chalk Talk, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cs and paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Season of Style Designer series paper stack

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Tools: Big Shot, Delicate Design embossing folder, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Simply Scored Scoring board

Accessories:  Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon, Dimensionals, glue dots.


1. Cut half a sheet of Cherry Cobbler card stock lenghtwise (4-1/4″ x 11″). Place your card stock horizontally on the Scoring board and score at 2″ and 5-1/2″. Fold on your scored lines. On the right hand side, emboss with the Delicate Design folder to create the border.

2. Stamp “For you” from Chalk Talk stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock. Use the 1-1/4″ Circle punch to cut. Glue in place on the card.

3. On the opposite side (the 2″ folded part) cut half a circle with the 1-3/4″ Circle punch. Adhere the top and bottom of the folded part. (This is where you will insert the gift card.)

4. Cut a 4″ x 3-1/4″ rectangle in Season of Style Designer series paper. Adhere on top of your card. Cut a 1-3/4″ Square in Whisper White card stock. Cover with 3 strips of Washi tape. Adhere on your card. Make a bow with the Cherry Cobbler Seam binding and adhere with a glue dot.

5. Stamp “Merry Christmas” (from Teeny Tiny Wishes) on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Cut with the Modern Label punch. Adhere with dimensionals on top of your card, just below the present.