Easy Half Envelope Gift Card Holders

Have you ever been in need of a quick & easy gift card holder when you're running late, or need a simple style gift card holder to make for a group of people? 

Today, I'm sharing Two Cool ideas for dressing up your gift cards in a cute and clever way…in no time at all! 

Half envelope - two cool

I was inspired to create these from a Leadership presentation by Stampin' Up! CEO Shelli Gardner. She shared a mini note card tucked into an envelope that had been cut in half.  I quickly discovered that a half envelope was the perfect size for a gift card! 

Both gift card holder styles are created by cutting a  standard A2 Medium Crumb Cake Envelope in half at the 2-7/8" mark. 

Half envelope - with flap  
Half envelope - with flap opening

The first one is created by adhering the cut edges together to make a mini, sealable envelope. You need all the room you can get inside this envelope for the gift card to fit.  TIP: Sticky Strip is too wide for the edge, so I used a super-thin line of Multipurpose Glue.

Half envelope - with flap stamping

I decorated the envelope with the You Are Loved floral stamp, inked in Rich Razzleberry, Not Quite Navy and Elegant Eggplant Markers.  To save time, I only inked once, then continued to stamp the random pattern up the front of the envelope.  

Half envelope - with flap button

I didn't want to actually seal the envelope, so I wrapped some Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine around the top so the flap could tuck into it.  It's embellished with a Basics Designer Button and a Tiny Tags sentiment punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch.  

Half envelope - with flap card 

My mini card is a piece of 8-1/2" x 2-1/2" Crumb Cake folded in half.  I stamped it first with the Vintage Verses Sale-A-Bration stamp, also inked up with Markers, then added a bit of embossing with the Needlepoint Border Texture Impressions Folder. 

Half envelope - with flap card open

See!  It's the perfect size, with just enough room to sign your name!   

Half envelope - with pull 
Half envelope - with pull 3

Version #2 is a pouch that is open on the cut side with a sealed flap.

I decorated the outside similarly to the other one, and also added my sentiment on the front, since there wasn't any room on the inside.  I wrapped it with Linen Thread (which matches so much better than the Twine!), and added some Pearl Jewels, too.

Half envelope - with pull open

My gift card is mounted on a 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Crumb Cake that decorated with a Rich Razzleberry Scallop Edge Border and Not Quite Navy Window Frame Framelit pull-tab.  I also added some Needlepoint Border embossing along the top of the tab.

Adhering The Gift Card Holder—Many times you can re-use the glue strip that holds the gift card to the holder card it was attached to when you purchased it.  If you don't have that, you can create your own glue strip with Multipurpose Glue.

Simply add a bead or dots of Multipurpose Glue to the back of your card, avoiding any strips or scan codes, and let it dry overnight.  The glue becomes tacky and repositionable after drying.  You can pre-dry a bunch of lines or dots of this adhesive on wax paper, then attach them to your card later, too. 

Disclaimer: Sometimes the glue doesn't pull off the card very easily, so the card may have a sticky residue.  Something to keep in mind if the recipient will be carrying it without the envelope.

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