Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gift card holder ideas

My go-to gift is often a gift card or certificate. Although some people believe they're not as personal when it comes to gifting, I actually feel the exact opposite -- a gift card is extremely thoughtful! You can tailor it to the person's exact tastes and interests, and who wouldn't be delighted by a little extra spending money at their favorite place these days?

Plus, you can always add a very personal touch with the card you create to hold your gift card. We asked our awesome Crew Team gals to show us some ideas, and they came up with great ones!

Speaking of gals... since it's almost the end of our Gal Gala sale, we thought we'd start off by showing this adorable gift card holder designed by Crew Designer Kendra Sand (using Gals on Summerset Circle and the Goes With Summerset Gardener Gal).

Don't forget you still have through tomorrow, June 14, to grab ANY of our Gal or their Goes With accessory sets for the low price of $9.99 each! You'll save more than 33% when you buy now! (See details at

Kendra did a beautiful job coloring our gardener from Gals on Summerset Circle (which also includes a really cute beach gal). The other items featured are from the fun accessory set, Goes With Summerset Gardener Gal.
Both are just $9.99 through tomorrow!
Isn't this a clever way to tuck the gift card inside? Great idea, Kendra!

Crew Team Designer Katherine Schmitt came up with this fun gift card -- what a cute concept for those hard-to-buy-for teens! The design could also be easily adapted to a Father's Day theme for the upcoming weekend! We know the dads out there love to watch a little t.v., right? Just drop a sports image or fun word into the customizable screen, and add a gift card Dad will love!

Katherine featured our Screen Shots set with Sleepless Slumber and Summer Lineup for this fresh and happy greeting. Love it, Katherine! Add anything inside the t.v. screen - there are so many fun possibilities! To see supplies, click here.

We love how the t.v. antennae pulls up to reveal the iTunes card!

Crew Team Designer Allison McCutcheon was thinking out of the box -- and into the purse -- for her adorable gift card packaging! By simply angling the edges of a regular card, she created this precious and portable purse holder that we know girls of any age would love! This would also make such a sweet birthday party invitation.

Allison used Asian Serenity Outline and our BoatHouse CollectionTM grosgrain ribbon, which coordinates beautifully with our BoatHouse Collection cardstock colors. This is gorgeous, Allison! All supplies are listed here.

Sealing the gift card with Velcro is a nice finishing touch!

Crew Team Designer Linda Lapotka is getting summer off to a perfect start with this refreshing ice cream-themed gift card! I've been known to have some brain freezes, myself, so I think this is a card I will be making for my belated greetings -- and the gift card really makes up for being slightly behind with the b-day wishes. A little ice cream solves nearly everything!

Linda used our Cool Treats and Lollipop background sets for this gift card holder. She did some paper piecing with our BoatHouse CollectionTM cardstock to achieve the bold look on the popsicles.
Looks good enough to eat, Linda! All supplies are listed here.

Bakers Twine is a nice extra accent to the cute pocket for the gift card. 

Next time you need a gift card holder, you'll be ready with lots of ways to include the gift card and personalize it for your lucky recipient! Remember, we also offer Money Gift Innies and OutiesTM at You'll love these pre-printed inserts that fit perfectly into your standard greeting cards, complete with 8 different light-hearted phrases about your money gift -- plus 8 envelopes! Check out all of our Innies and OutiesTM themes here.