January 17, 2020

Jazz Up Holiday Cards With Pop-Up Gift Card Holder

I love receiving gift cards, but I do feel a little guilty giving them because I’m afraid the recipient will presume I didn’t put any thought into the gift. (That’s not true, I swear.) One way to jazz up a gift card is to create this pop-up holder to present it in. It says “voilà,” like you’re unveiling something very special. 

What You’ll Need:
Card stock
Glue or double-sided tape


1. Cut a piece of card stock to 10 inches by 7 inches, and then fold it in half to create a 5-by-7-inch card.


2. Cut another piece of card stock to 9 inches by 4 1/2 inches. Fold it crosswise every 2 1/4 inches to create a four-sided box with a half-inch flap.


3. Staple the left and right ends of the flap to the main box.


4. Cover the staples by gluing on a strip of paper or card stock over them.


5. Adhere the back and bottom of the box to the card with glue or double-sided tape. When the card closes, the box will fold flat.


6. Place your gift card in the pocket in front of the box.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.