Let’s make a DIY gift card holder as an alternate paper pumpkin kit project! This uses the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit but use whatever you have on hand!

Paper Pumpkin is a surprise gift that you can receive every month!  The April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit included a Z fold card!  I love fun folds but I wanted to get creative and come up with an alternate idea so now I’m going to show you how to make a DIY gift card holder!

For today’s project you will need 12″ x 12″ cardstock to make this Gift Card holder or the supplies from the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!  Stampin’ Up! sells 12″ x 12″ cardstock in so many colors so the possibilities are endless!  


Make a DIY Gift Card Holder | Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

Paper Pumpkin craft time is a winner in my book every month. Today, I’m going to show you how to think outside the box and make a DIY gift card holder. If you don’t have the April 2020 kit, that’s OK…you can follow along using supplies you have. You’ll need a 12 X 12 piece of cardstock and you’ll be on your way to an awesome folded gift card holder!

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I used a circle punch (doesn’t matter what size) to punch the Whisper White Cardstock to allow a thumb pull to retrieve the gift card. 


Per the instructions in the April Paper Pumpkin I did make a card exactly per the instructions.  Which I love especially since it has coordinating envelopes!


Speaking of envelopes how did I do mine?  Since the leaves punch out of the paper I used it as a stencil and inked up my sponge using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink to make my own decorated envelope!

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Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags.

What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you and your customers expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you and your customers will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

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After you subscribe you can order the Summer Nights Add On to make 24 cards with the leftover pieces from the July Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Maybe you will make a Gift Card holder too!   Here is the Item Code 154973 $10.00 USD   You will need to place that order on my website www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net 



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  • Whisper White Cardstock = 4 1/4″ x 12″ scored and folded at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″

Watch the video to see how I completed it using the pieces from Paper Pumpkin May Kit




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