Surprise Gift Card Holder with New Card Sketch

Surprise Gift Card Holder with New Card Sketch

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Hi there! Have I got a fun card for you today! I created this for my local Paper Hugs Class a couple weeks ago and this card was hands-down their favorite. To look at it you’d think it was just a regular, adorable birthday card… but, open it up and SURPRISE!.. out swings a gift card pocket! FUN?



There’s nothing sweeter for birthdays than the HOW SWEET IT IS Designer Series Paper and matching Cardstock Pack. It’s FABULOUS! The color scheme (and “decorations”) are straight from the paper (just a couple of the many reasons why I L*O*V*E Designer Paper!)

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The Card Sketch Blueprint Tutorial includes measurements and directions. Click on the image below to download and/or print for future reference!




Surprise Gift Card Holder Details

  • With a few exceptions, simply follow Card Sketch Blueprint Tutorial #105. The (separate) tutorial with all the instructions for this card follows later in the post. Make sure to download them both!

  • Notice I placed the sentiment in the circle instead of using the 1/2″ sentiment strip called for in the Card Sketch Tutorial. Options are good! “Happy Birthday” is found in the WELL SAID Stamps Set). The sentiment on the inside is from the MORE THAN WORDS Stamp Set (“Today calls for something sweet”). The SWEETEST THING Stamps would be ideal.

  • You’ll find the gumball machine on the front of the card in the Designer Paper (along with several other fun images). Simply die-cut with the JAR OF SWEETS Framelit Dies or fussy-cut with Paper Snips. INSTANT FOCAL POINT! The candy decorating the gift card pocket also are cut from the DSP.

  • Instead of simply cutting the Coastal Cabana Cardstock panel, die-cut it with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies

  • Dress up your circle with stitching detail from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (see my Savvy Tip for saving paper in the Tutorial!)
  • That scrummy Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon replaces the 1/2″ sentiment strip on the Card Sketch. It’s been on back-order, but look for it to be back in stock next week


Here’s a side view, showing the pocket swinging out when the card is opened (photo above).

Surprise! The gift card pocket swings out when you open the card. Decorate with the DSP… there’s so many fun images to choose, like the candy (photo above)!


Lift it up to discover the gift card (or cash, check, note) and sweet sentiment. Find the card tutorial to download and print after the supply list!

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  • Click on image below to download the full tutorial for today’s card

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Thanks for joining me today! Like today’s card? Are the PDF Tutorials helpful? I’d love to hear from you! Build up your stash of birthday cards with this sweet surprise gift card holder perfect for gift cards, money or even a special note… they’re sure to make your friends and family SMILE!❤

About Tammy Beard

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


  1. Cute cute and more cute !! I give gift cards a lot and this is a great way to do that ! Plus I love love this DSP ! I just finished making cards using this one and started on another set with the vivid rainbow stripes !
    BTW ….love your newsletter !!!

    • Isn’t that HOW SWEET IT IS DSP great?! Have lots of fun… such a surprising way to present a gift card- in a card! Thanks for your sweet feedback on my newsletter- sooo appreciated! Always love to hear from you Sonny!❤

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