During this time of year there is always a need for Gift Card Holders with Graduations, Retirements, Birthdays and the like coming around on the calendar. You are going to love this Diagonal Front Fold Gift Card Holder, because it is super easy to make with only 5 main pieces of paper and some stamping to match.

With the Summer Solstice starting tomorrow I thought it would be fun to focus on Stampin’ Up!s new set called “So Refreshing” photopolymer stamp set this week in my social media. Liquid Beverages are always so welcome during the warm summer months, and with this stamp set you can make practically any shade of beverage to coordinate with what you are desiring for your gift card needs. I went for Pink Lemonade in my sample I’m sharing with you today.

Before you start making this gift card, I recommend you read all the directions first, so you have a complete understanding of how this gift card holder is constructed.

Stampin' Up! So Refreshing stamp set and project of a gift card holder as a retirement gift.

Gift Card Holder Paper Needs:

4 1/4″ square cardstock base

4″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper, scored at 4″ and 8″

Colored cardstock layer 3″ square

2 pieces of Basic White 2 3/4″ square layers

For the envelope flap 2 3/8″ x 6″ piece of matching Designer Series Paper

Retirement gift card holder made with floral paper and hot pink & green cardstock with a stamped image of a pink lemonade pitcher and glass.

Gift Card Holder Supplies were:

4 1/4″ Mossy Meadow cardstock and matching ink pad

4″ x 12″ Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (retired), scored at 4″ and 8″

3″ square Melon Mambo cardstock and matchingink pad

2 pieces of 2 3/4″ Basic White cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Daffodil Delight ink pad

4 Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (retired)

Small scraps of Basic White for Glass and citrus

1/2″ circle punch (retired)

I suggest practicing on your grid paper with both pitcher, glass, and their filling stamps before going for it on the actual front Basic White cardstock piece.

Bonus Hint #1: Stamp the thank you saying first. Then stamp the Mambo Melon pitcher filling, then do the outline of the pitcher with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It is much easier to line up this way. Making sure you’ve left some room for the glass to be placed.

Bonus Hint #2: For the inside liquid of the glass, stamp off the Melon Mambo Ink once on your grid paper, then stamp, followed by the Memento ink glass outline. Fussy cut out the glass image.

With the Daffodil Delight ink and another scrap of Basic White, stamp several slices of “lemon” and punch them out.

Bonus Hint #3: Use an exacto knife and a cushion to carefully cut in the narrow section at the top of the glass to insert the lemon slice. The lemon slice was only cut to its center with paper snips so it would fit on the glass edge. (Like the real thing, of course!)

Raise the finished glass with lemon slice up on three mini dimensionals and place as shown in photo.

Bonus Hint #4: Add the front closure mechanism using a citrus slice as mentioned above in the photo.

Diagram below on how to do the Designer Series Paper folding:

diagram for designer series paper retirement gift card holder folding

With the second piece of the Basic White cardstock stamp the greeting in Mossy Meadow ink, and stamp the double lemon image next with Daffodil Delight ink. Stamp the lemon filling stamp first after you’ve stamped off once, then followed by the outline stamp at full ink strength. Add another citrus slice partially on top of the two lemons with adhesive.

Retirement Gift Card Holder you can make with supplies you have on hand.

Apply your piece of Designer Series Paper onto the envelope flap and trim off excess.

showing how the retirement gift card fits into an envelope.

Awesome! You are finished! Now you can make a bunch of these Gift Card Holders for any occasion you need with any combination of supplies you have.

You must see how the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper was used in this design! https://thekindcardmaker.com/gift-card/

However, if you love the So Refreshing Stamp Set like I do, please order in my online store at the link below.

shopping bar in blue with two small sunflowers, one at each end