Friday, October 25, 2013

Sliding Gift Card

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Okay, NOW on to the fun stuff!  When I first saw this video from Jackie Topa, I almost fell out of my chair.....not only from the awesome surprise when you open the card, but from how EASY it was to make!  So, naturally, I had to adapt it and show how to do it in the Envelope Punch Board class last week. (One of my measurements is slightly different from Jackie's.)

It is obviously meant for giving a gift card, but you could also slip some of that "folding green stuff" into it, if the recipient would rather have cash. It will even hold a packet of tea or a Ghirardelli Square! Lookie how cool this open the card and the inner panel slides up and shows the gift!

Card with Slide-Up Gift Card
  1. Card base: Cut cardstock to 4 ¼" x 11" and score at 2", 7 ¼", and 7 ⅜". 
  2. Inner slide: Cut cardstock to 3 ¾" x 6 ½", score at 1 ⅜" and 6". 
  3. Fold card base along 3 score lines in matchbook fashion. 
  4. Fasten smaller flap with Washi tape or ribbon. 
  5. Slide larger flap in punch board to the 1" mark and punch. Flip over and do the same for the other side. (Note: if using DSP (3 ⅝" x 4 ¼") on flap, adhere it before punching.)
  6. Fold inner slide in a Z-fold. Slip end that holds gift card into pocket of card.
  7. Open out ½” flap and apply Sticky Strip adhesive (adhesive should be face-up). With slider pushed all the way into pocket and centered, close top flap to adhere to top of slider.
Voila! A fun little way to give someone special a gift that is so easy, you could give EVERYONE a gift (if your budget allows, lol)!
From Millan.Net 


  1. this is a great gift card holder Cindy - I am going to give it a try. Thank you

    1. Hi Cindy, your gift card is a real treat, will definitely do o some of those for Christmas and other occasions.
      Are you affiliated with the Hearts Delight at the Renaissance fair? I'm Shannon of Boars Head in infamy. ��

    2. Shannon, I'm glad you like it! And no, I'm not affiliated with any Ren Fairs. ;)


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