Grateful for InKing Royalty November Blog Hop

How better to be grateful than to show appreciation with a gift card.  And you can’t just give a  grateful gift card in a plain envelope, that would be lame, wouldn’t it.  So you have to dress it up and make it pretty and fun to make.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GRATEFUL. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we are grateful you’ve stopped by. We are excited to share our Thanksgiving-themed or grateful-centered projects with you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I have done gift cardholders of this type before and was reminded of it the other day when I was looking through Pinterest for ideas.  The concept is simple and can be decorated in so many different ways, think Christmas and holidays for sure but Birthdays, Graduations, Father’s day, Mother’s Day,  You get the idea.

I used only 1/2 of a piece of cardstock, plus some designer series paper to make my holder.  Measurements are:

  • Cardstock base 4 x 9
    • Score at 1-3/4, 5, 5-1/2, and 6
  • Cardstock 2 x4  – This should be the remainder from your piece of cardstock for the base
    • scored at 1 inch on the short side.
  • 4 pieces of DSP at  3-7/8 x 3
  • 1 piece of DSP at 1-5/8 x 3-7/8
  • 1 piece of whisper white at 1-5/8 x 3-7/8

Use a corner rounder on the top corners of the flap, the shortest section, where the sentiment goes.

Do a mountain fold in the center of the so the middle fold is up.

Fold the 2 x 4-inch piece of cardstock in the center. Adhere tear tape to the very edges of the cardstock and adhere to the mountain fold on the holder.

Use the Classic Label punch and punch out on the fold a slot large enough for the gift card to fit.  Start at one end and Punch about 1/4 in from that side.  Move punch to the other side and punch about 1/4 from there.  Adjust if necessary with paper snips.


Use a corner rounder on the bottom two corners of the smallest piece of DSP and adhere to outside flap.  Adhere DSP to the front and back of the holder.  Stamp sentiment on whisper white and round top corners.  Adhere to cardholder.

Wrap a corresponding ribbon around the cardholder bottom flap and adhere with glue dots or tear tape.  Add another piece of ribbon to the top flap.

Stamp Sentiment onto whisper white and punch with Tailored Tags punch.  Punch two more with tailored tags out of Pear Pizzazz and Mint Macaron and layer under the sentiment.  Adhere top part only to cardholder flap.

Open cardholder and place a thin magnet on the bottom middle of the bottom flap using a glue dot.

Close the flap and drop another magnet in the area of the magnet.  It should attract and stick.  Add a glue dot to that magnet and close cardholder completely picking up the magnet with the bottom of the tag.

Follow Along with the Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

December’s Something for Everything Paper Pumpkin Kit is an all card kit with a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments to be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multi use.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

  • Subscribe for the December kit at from November 11–December 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Thank you for visiting today.  I always appreciate your comments and answer all questions as soon as possible.  Until then…

Happy Stamping

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. This is so pretty! Gift card holders are always a good idea and this one is so cute.

  2. Such a fun way to share a gift card, Lynn! Love this! All the green is gorgeous. A great project. I’m so glad you were able to hop with us today. Happy Thanksgiving! ♥

  3. Lynn- this is a cute gift card holder, and I love the greens for fall. Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. ‘‘Tis the season for gift cards! What a brilliant way to present one. I look forward to trying this. Your colors are just beautiful…as always! Thank you for sharing !

  5. Delightful gift card holder! I love that you decorated the inside as well. What a great gift to receive!

  6. Thank you all for the comments. I had fun making this holder and will be making more for sure.

  7. So cool! I love how the gift card stands right up when the card is opened. The magnet will keep it save until someone is ready to use it. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love your holder! And these papers are among my favorites. I’ve been eyeing the tailored tag punch for awhile now. Definitely going to add it to my next order. Happy Thanksgiving!

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