Friday, November 9, 2012

Gingerbread Man gift card

One of my favorite smell for the holiday season is Gingerbread.  I also love making it, especially in house form.  I made a gingerbread sled when I was in the seventh grade.   It was one of those take home to do Home-economics projects (which I do not think today's children know anything about).  Anyway, it turned out to be an OK project.  The family devoured it in one sitting.  
I made a gift card holder to place gift cards in, but I was afraid of it at first.  I was not sure about how I was going to make it nor what I was going to put on front of it.  It would not look right to have a plain old gift card holder.  Then I had some card blanks lying around, and the Kraft card blank look like the perfect color and shade to make it into a gingerbread type gift card holder.  The great thing about this holder is there is no need for any die cut machines.  If you were one of the people left without electricity from Hurricane Sandy, but you have not lost your supplies, this is a perfect card to make for someone to give to, no matter what the situation is.
So you are going to need the following materials:

2 card blanks (kraft and a coordinating piece) measuring 4" x 8" (folded: 4" x 4")
1 brown piece of patterned paper same size as the cardstock
2 coordinating piece of scrap patterned paper (from your scrap stash)-optional
1 piece of patterned paper with either gingerbread cake, man, house, assorted gingerbread images on it.  Note:  you can also look up gingerbread images on a search engine such as Google, and print them out.

For the patterned paper, I used DCWV's 180 Christmas stack and Echo Park's Dots and Stripes (Christmas), and the cardstock I got from my local Archiver's.

Fold your kraft cardstock in half to make a card blank.  You can use a bone folder to make a sharp crease in the card.  place double-sided tape on the front and back of the card, and set it aside.  do not take the cover off the tape yet.
Next, fold your patterned paper the same way.   remove tape cover and place the patterned tape on top of the card blank.  Make sure it is even before permanently pressing it to the card blank.  Set aside.  Next we are working on the inside of the card.
Next take the coordinating cardstock and fold it in half to make it 4" x 4".  open and take the top left-hand corner of the card, and fold it towards the center of the card to make a triangle.   do the same for the top right-hand corner.  You are going to take double-sided tape and place in on the inside of the card blank (kraft), and along the bottom of the card.  Next, line up the triangles and press to form a pocket.   cut out two triangle of coordinating patterned paper, and glue it to the pockets.   You are basically done.  What you can do next is cut out the imagines and place 3-d dots on the back of the images and pop them up.  Place on the front cover and the other two on the packets..  I also decorated the inside with faux stitching in white gel pen, but again, this is optional.
You can make this a couple gift card holder, a children's gift card, place money on one side, gift card on the other, in case the receiver does not have enough to cover the cost of the gift.  Anything is possible.
Well that is it.  Make other cards with this template.  Change the size, the colors.  This also makes a great gift card holder for the bride and groom.  
I will talk to you later, and be blessed everyday.


  1. Really cute card! It's a different style card too. TFS

  2. Hi Patricia,

    I think your card is darling! Everyone always needs gift card holders!

    Peace, Love & Joy,


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