Gift Card Wallet

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Gift Card Wallet

Gift cards are always a great gift solution for those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.  Here’s a fun way to present the recipient with a collection of cards – a gift card wallet! 

Start by visiting their favorite coffee house, cupcake bakery, movie house, or yoga studio to purchase the gift cards. The value of each card doesn’t have to be huge - just enough for a latte, smoothie or a single yoga lesson.

Select a paper that represents your recipient well. I had a word-traveler in mind for this project, and chose to use a sheet of map gift wrap.

Select paper that represents your recipient well.

Use your ruler, blade and cutting mat to cut a piece of paper measuring 18 inches wide, and 8 inches high.

Cut a piece of paper measuring 18 inches by 8 inches.

Fold your paper in half horizontally.

Fold the strip accordion-style, every three inches.

Fold the strip accordion-style, every three inches. Use a bone folder to crease each fold.

along one of the long sides, slide your XXXX-Large Circle Punch in just a half inch, and punch out a small notch from each folded section.

Fold open the paper, and along one of the long sides, slide your XXXX-Large Circle Punch in just a half inch, and punch out a small notch from each folded section.

run a strip of double-stick tape along the sides, and along the creases between the sections of the top half of the paper

With the notched side of the paper at the top, run a strip of double-stick tape along the sides, and along the creases between the sections of the top half of the paper, where indicated in the diagram below.

wallet_diagram

Removing the backing from the tape, fold the paper in half horizontally and press and smooth the paper with your hand to adhere.  

Customize the wallet by adding a few punched shapes.

Customize the wallet by adding a few punched shapes.  

And fill the pockets of the wallet with gift cards for the recipient!

And fill the pockets of the wallet with gift cards for the recipient!  

Supply List

A piece of patterned paper measuring 8” x 18”
A few scraps of cardstock
¼ inch double-sided tape
An assortment of giftcards