Valentine’s Day Gift Card Wallet

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Header

Today I wanted to share a unique way to deliver gift cards, money, or mini valentines using A7 envelopes from CutCardStock and adorable new stamps from Pink & Main.  This cute gift wallet is an amped-up version of a project my mom first taught me as a child…now that I have so many pretty sheets of cardstock, stamps, and expensive markers to play with, I can really make it look nice though!

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Materials

Let’s start with the materials.  I chose the Cougar A7 envelope in Natural as my base and Stardream Metallic Cardstock in Bronze and Opal to create my layering pieces.  For coloring stamped images with alcohol markers, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White is always a great choice.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Envelope

Start by scoring and folding your envelope in half as shown.  Cut the flap off of the right half of your envelope with scissors and then lick and seal the left half of the flap down.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Stamping

Stamp your monkey image (“Go Bananas” by Pink & Main) onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, color it with Copic markers, and cut it out (or use the coordinating dies).  I like to use brown ink for my stamping instead of black when I’m working with ivory or cream cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment (same stamp set) onto the inside of the envelope wallet with the same ink.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Cut Panels

Cut four panels of Bronze Stardream Metallic cardstock to 5″ by 3 3/8″ and three panels of patterned paper (“My Story” – My Mind’s Eye) to 4 3/4″ by 3 1/8″ .  Die-cut an oval (“Zigzag Stitched Ovals” – My Favorite Things) to fit your stamped image from Opal Stardream Metallic cardstock.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Matting

Layer each of your patterned paper panels onto the Bronze Stardream Metallic cardstock panels.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Ribbon

To the back of the envelope wallet (the side without the flap) adhere coordinating ribbon across the center using tape runner.  Make sure that the ribbon is long enough to span the entire length of the envelope plus a little more to tie a small bow (my ribbon was around 16″ to start and trimmed down later after I had tied my bow).

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Outside Panels

Now adhere one of your matted panels to each side of the envelope on top of the ribbon using tape runner or liquid adhesive.  Remember that the right side will be the front of your wallet if you are using different patterns like I am here.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Inside

Adhere the final matted panel to the inside of your wallet.  You can use your last cut piece of bronze cardstock to either make a miniature card or to attach a gift card to.  Slide this panel into the small pocket of your wallet.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Front

Embellish the front of the wallet with your colored image.  Here I have adhered the oval to the front with tape runner and then popped the monkey image up on top with foam tabs.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Main

Tie a bow in your ribbon to keep the wallet shut until your deliver your card or gift to its recipient.

Valentines Day Gift Card Wallet by Annie Williams - Finished Inside

I hope you enjoyed this fun, unique way to package a gift card and thanks for stopping by today!  As always, I would love to hear your comments!

 

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5 Comment

  1. JaMiro says: Reply

    Thank you for the tutorial. I like your coloring–almost looks like “no-line” coloring.

    1. Annie Wills says: Reply

      Thanks JaMiro! I agree…although I didn’t mean for it to look that way, when I was finished coloring I realized it was almost no-line. So I guess I’ll have to try lighter ink soon!

      1. JaMiro says: Reply

        “No-line” is a very cool technique. I have tried it once or twice–don’t have a lot of time to play in my craft room or I would try it again.

  2. Kimberly says: Reply

    Wow Annie this tutorial is amazing! I also love your coloring on the monkey too. 🙂 What a great way to use what you already have to make a holder. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Annie Wills says: Reply

      Thank you so much Kimberly!

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