Pop-up Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I found a template for a pop-up gift card holder on the PaperCrafts Connection Blog and  wanted to try it.


I have a bunch of teacher friends, and they always insist that one of the gifts teachers like best are gift cards.  I’ve always made pocket gift cards, but thought this might be different and fun.  The card kind of hands the gift card out LOL!


For the card, I used the Summer Swim Cling set and the Pink Lemonade Paper kit.  I think teachers are about ready to celebrate summer by now!

The card is made from the yellow cardstock and the pop-up is made from the green.  

  Here is the template for the pop-up.  I did not make this template, it is from the Paper Craft Connections blog.  For my pop-up, I cut the paper 5.5″ wide and 6″ tall and scored and folded it as shown (their template is 6″ by 6″).


popupI added a small amount of adhesive to the ends of the card holder valley to help keep the pop-up tight.

To install the pop-up, apply adhesive to the bottom (1.5″) section and adhere it to the card base right along the fold. 



popupinstallThen press the pop-up flat (like it would be with the card closed.  Apply adhesive to the back flap and press the card closed.  This will help position the pop-up.






copicsTo complete the card, I stamped  Gwendaline and Bobby and colored them with Copics.  Here are the Copic colors:

 I cut out and embossed Gwendaline with a circle die and then inked the background with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and a Duster Brush.   She is matted with a scalloped circle die.

 I cut out Bobby to put him inside (just cause he’s cute!)

I created the strip on the front by punching both sides with the Apron Lace Border punch and adding a paper strip from the paper kit. 

Here are all my card pieces:


This was fun, and pretty easy.  Maybe you want to try one too…

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10 thoughts on “Pop-up Gift Card Holder Tutorial

  1. Janelle S

    Hi Cathy! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. It’s such a clever idea and I’m glad you mentioned the measurement change so it will fit in an A2 card. I’ll be creating some more for a fundraiser I’m doing and have linked you in my post!

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