Happy Christmas Eve to you if you are celebrating today! Niki here and I have a neat little gift card holder to share with you.

I have a friend who throws New Year’s Eve parties each year, and I always give her a Starbucks gift card instead of a hostess gift. Partly because she LOVES a good caramel macchiato, but mostly because I have no idea what I would bring her otherwise 🙂

I used the cute hats and noisemakers from the stamp set in the December Box, along the Happy New Year die to put this gift card holder together. I made two as I was going along since the scraps of the first were big enough to make the second.

To start, I cut two pieces of black cardstock into 2-1/2” x 4” rectangles and rounded the corners. I had a die in my stash that cuts little notches for gift cards, so I used that to be able to tuck my cards inside the little holder when it’s finished.

Next, I scored a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece of the mirror cardstock (which I LOVE right now, by the way) down the center and folded it over to round the two bottom corners.

Then, I found a couple of lengths of silver baker’s twine and threaded it through the holes in the black cardstock, and attached those pieces to the inside of the mirror folder.

To make the front, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I stamped the fun party images all around it with Memento in Tuxedo Black.

To color in the images, I used a mix of Copic Sketch markers in neutral and cool grays since I wanted to create a monochromatic theme with a shiny look. To get that neat silvery effect, all you need to do is fill in the images by flicking your marker tip from the edges toward the area where you want the shine to be.

Copic List:

  • Top Hats – C7, C3
  • Party Hats – N1, N3, C7
  • Large Noisemakers – C4, C7
  • Small Noisemakers – C3, C7

To finish up, I popped in my gift cards and crossed the twine around the holder to keep everything nice and snug inside.


Thank you for reading today! Happy holidays!

Niki (@cardstoq on IG, TW, FB & PIN)