Thursday, June 20, 2019

A perfect little gift card holder . . .

Hi Everyone.
Nancy here today with a way to dress up those gift cards.

Sometimes you want to give a bit more than a gift card/certificate.
Enter the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Trifold Pocket Mini.

This is what it looks like when shipped
but it's so much more than this!

Pre-cut, simply fold it on the pre-scored lines
and you have a tri-fold.
It's that easy!

First, I inked all the edges with Black Soot Distress Stain.

Then chose my paper and started *wallpapering*.

On Panel #1, I used an extra bit of paper to create a pocket.
The flips were closed with thin clear Velcro fasteners.

Panel #2 is reserved for a sentiment that I'll add a bit later.

Panel #3 is glued to create a pocket
and that's where the gift certificate will be placed.

Once the Velcro is applied, all the panels are closed.

I wanted a frame for the outside of the trifold
and chose the Bella frame.

This is a double layer frame.

The bottom layer was painted with a light green acrylic.
Once the acrylic was dry, I stamped it with a crackle stamp
and embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold.

The top layer of the frame was painted with 
a gold acrylic paint.

I add a thick layer of Clear Rock Candy, a few seed beads
and let it dry.

While that was drying, I finished the cover panel.

First a layer of green corrugated paper.

Next, the closure:
I took some silk sari ribbon and folded it in half
to create a loop.
The loop was placed on the far right, 
overlapping the side slightly.

Then the remainder of the ribbon was wrapped around the back
and up to the loop.
The stray ends then go through the loop to close the booklet.

Once all that was glued down and in place,
I added a popped up decorative paper layer,

followed by the frame popped up and centered.

(I used Anna Griffin paper on this project.)

Change up the paper and you have a booklet
suitable for anyone's birthday or graduation.

I like to have a few of these on hand for the
*just in case* last minute moments.

Hope you enjoyed this mini project.

Here are the Gypsy Soul Laser Cut items I used:


  1. This is adorable!! I love the colors and details!! Who would not love to receive this as a super thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!

  2. Another great project Nancy. It’s so pretty. Thank you for sharing.