Pop-Up Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I came up with the design for this card a few years ago. It became one of my make and takes during the Stamp and Scrapbooking Expo in St.Paul, MN; Maddison, WI; and Milwaukee, WI. I submitted the design to Club Scrap and was published in their Scrap Rap Magazine.


You will need the following supplies: (1) 6×6″ Base, (1) 3×12″ Piece of Paper, (2) 3×3″ Panels, (2) 2×2″ Pop Up Panel inserts, (1) 3″ Circle Tag (you can matt this piece or use a 3″ die cut as well), (1) 18″ Ribbon, Adhesive, Ink, Stamps, Corner Rounder, 1″ Circle punch, and a hole punch. On this card I also used flower and pearl embellishments.

PGC11. Stamp and embellish circle. I double matted my circle and added paper flowers over my stamped image. Make sure you hole punch on the right side of the circle. The ribbon will be coming out of this hole.

PGC22. Complete any additional stamping includeing what you want on the two interior panels, the 6×6″ base, or the gift card pocket.

PGC33. Score the 3×12″ Paper Piece at 9″ and 3″. Fold in the sides and make a 1″ score centered at 1/2″ from both sides of the 9″ and 3″ score lines.

PGC44. Fold both sides in.  Cut up to each side of the 1″ score line.

PGC55. Push in on the 1″ scored area until it makes a pop up step on the inside of the card. Do this on both sides. Burnish the folds.

PGC66. Place adhesive only on one side of the pop up step that is closest to the outer edge of the card and place the two panels.

PGC77. In the center top of the 3×12″ paper piece use the 1″ circle punch to cut a half circle where the gift card can be accessed.

PGC88. Place adhesive only on the bottom and outer edges. DO NOT apply adhesive along the top.  Wrap the ribbon around the front of the card and affix each end to the center sides of the back of the card. Mount the 3×12″ piece of paper on the 6×6 card base. Cut the ribbon where there is more ribbon on the left side.

PGC99. Thread the ribbon from the bottom to the top through the circle tag hole. Place adhesive on the half of the circle tag that does not have the hole. Center the circle over the two front pan nets and ensure it is adhered to the left side. Add a gift card, tie the ribbon and your card is complete. Here are two other samples.


Both of the above samples were made with Club Scrap Paper, stamps, and ink.


This sample above was made with pattern paper, card stock, and stamps from Close to My Heart. Inks: Denim Adirondack by Ranger,  Bordering Blue classic stamp pad by Stampin’ Up, Tullip exclusive ink pad by Close to My Heart. Gel Ink Pen by Sakura. Ribbon is Ribbon by the Spool sold at Michaels. Paper flowers are from the Painted Desert Kit by Club Scrap, and Prima Flowers. Imaginisce Pearl Embellishments.