For Father’s Day: Mens Gift Card Holder With Video Tutorial

For Father’s Day: Mens Gift Card Holder With Video Tutorial

So glad you’re here for today’s fun-fold project, just in time for Father’s Day: a mens gift card holder that looks like a shirt! It’s quick, easy and fun to make with your favorite 12″ Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and a few basic tools. Just the ticket if you need a last minute gift (I won’t tell)!

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Inspired by an origami design I saw several years ago on the Stetler Arts blog, I adapted it to a size that holds a gift card and is mail-able (or give-able) in Stampin’ Up!’s medium envelopes. It’s such a unique way to present money or a gift card to a guy!

This project is simple to make, but, a bit difficult to write out. So I encourage you to watch the video first. Supply list and measurements follow… 

Card Tutorial


  • 6″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Glue Dots
  • 3 Buttons
  • Pencil
  • Medium Envelope

Instructions: I recommend watching the short video first; the instructions will make a lot more sense!

  • Score on SHORT side @ 4-1/2″ and 1-1/2″ (that’s 1-1/2″ in from each edge on 6″ side)
  • Score on LONG side @ 4″, 5-1/4″ and 6-1/2″; then 3/4″ from end
  • On opposite end from 3/4″ score line above, mark with pencil 2-1/4″ from end on long side; score from this mark diagonally to long score line (see photo). Repeat on other side.  This forms the sleeves.

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  • Fold long score lines in first, then diagonals, then 4″, 5-1/4 and 6-1/2″ lines, with center  crease folded in the opposite direction (to look like a “M”). Fold back 3/4″ crease.
  • At top (3/4″ crease) mark from center out 1/2″ on both sides; on long side mark 2″ down each side. Score several times on each side diagonally. Fold in and apply glue dot to adhere. Apply glue dots to hold down sleeves.

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  • Cut oval with largest die from Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamp sentiment of choice. Adhere with SNAIL.
  • Close and adhere buttons to front with glue dots. 
  • Sign, enclose money or gift card, insert in medium envelope and make someone’s day by giving it away! Handmade Happiness 🙂
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    Overview of score lines for use in your Stampin’ Trimmer

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Thanks for joining me today for this fun mens gift card holder. Hope it inspires you
to make one for a special guy in your life! Happy Stampin’!

xxx tammy ?

About Tammy Beard

Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator who loves crafting handmade happiness with paper, stamps and ink!❤ SHOP Stampin' Up!® in the USA @


  1. With 3 sons, 2 grandsons, a DH, and other males in my life, this is just plain WONDERFUL! I’d seen one many years ago, but gave up tryihng to figure it out. This is truly a blessing! Thank you so very much!

  2. Hello Tammy: I’m hopping over from Mary Fish’s blog to tell you that this is indeed a fabulous and beautifully creative way to give a gift card to the men in our lives.
    I have a hubby, two grandsons, one son in law, several brothers in law and also some good Triathlon friends and I can’t wait to create this gift card holder for them, I think it can also hold some cash, which is fabulous too.
    Thank you so much for this great video and the measurements and pictures you shared.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  3. Love this. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Hello Tammy: I’m coming here from Mary Fish’s blog to tell you how much I love this fun, fabulous and totally awesome gift card holder. Thank you so much for the video and the measurements and for explaining so perfectly how to create this project.
    Have a great Sunday.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. This card is GREAT! I LOVE it!!!

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