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#G45Cards - Simple Holiday Gift Card Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 12/14/2017 33 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

 Today we have the perfect project for the #G45Card Challenge by Brand Ambassador Sandy Trefger, feauturing or latest holiday release, Winter Wonderland. Sandy's gift card holders can be made in under an hour and are sure to be a hit with all your loved ones. We love her thoughtful embellishments and all the different designs and options she has shared in her included SnapGuide tutorial. Check it out below. 


SimplyG45 Gift Card Holders

By Sandy Trefger


"You only need to look at the 8x8 Winter Wonderland Paper Pad to be inspired to create several gift card holders.  These are made with the Graphic 45 ATC Policy Envelopes and are quick and easy to create.  If you have 45 minutes to 1 hour of extra time, you can make all of these and really dress up your presentation of gift cards this holiday season!  In my Snapguide tutorial, I share three ways to create fancier holders and then three super simple holders you can make quicker than Santa coming down the chimney.  It’s a marvelous magical time of the year and we are all so busy but these gift card holders are what you need to get some relaxing crafting time while watching a favorite holiday show.

Check out How to Make #SimplyG45 Gift Card Holders for Graphic 45 by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.

Gift Card Holder Step by Step Tutorial


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Staples - Policy Envelopes-ATC Red


Other Supplies:

  • Button  String or Twine
  • Glue
  • Wink of Stella, Clear
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops, White or Clear





For some of these gift card holders, you remove the string closures.  Don’t throw those away, save them for future projects such as mini album pockets where you do need or want such a closure.


If you are in a hurry or are running out of time, you can still make beautiful gift card holders by simply adding some of the 8x8 cut-a-parts  to the front side of a policy envelope.  Fussy cut out some of the images that stick out from the frame of the cut aparts.  Tuck the gift card inside the policy envelopes and use the string closure to keep them safe and secure.



Below is a peek inside one of the fancier gift card holders.  The gift card tucks into the pocket on the left that was created from one of the Pocket & Envelopes of the Winter Wonderland collection…



I hope you are enjoying this busiest time of the year and will use this idea to create your own beautiful gift card holders.


Happy Crafting!”




Looking for more creative ways to use our Policy Envelopes?  

Check out this fun step by step guide showcasing how to add the envelope to mini albums.  

Tag&Pocket Album Halloween in Wonderland Tutorial  by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12.jpg

Tag & Pocket Album Tutorial

By Marina Blaukitchen


Adding tags and envelopes as pages of an album creates extra space for photos or memories.


Check out How to Create a Tag&Pockets Album Halloween in Wonderland by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.
How to Create a Tag&Pockets Album Halloween in Wonderland


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Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes a Ladies Diary - Deluxe Collector’s Edition set, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 paper pad, Patterns & Solids paper pad, Chipboard, Ephemera cards, Staples - Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys, Brads, and ATC Policy Envelopes, a $100+ value!  Winner will be announced here on the blog Friday, December 15th.  


Wow, these simply beautiful card holders by Sandy are just the thing we needed as we try to wrap up our holiday preparation. As the time grows short, we'd love to hear your last minute crafty holiday project ideas in the comments below. Thanks for joining us today and of course thanks to Sandy as well. If you have not entered our #G45Card Challenge yet, what are you waiting for? Also, remember today is the last day to comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook for your chance to win the weekly blog prize. The winner will be announced tomorrow right here, so come on back. 


Happy Papercrafting!

33 Comment(s)

12/14/2017, 11:02:05 AM,

Absolutely amazing collection of cards. Thank you for all your tips.

Kathy Jo Wood:
12/14/2017, 11:04:12 AM,

Fabulous cards/gift card holders! I just received a set of the envelopes and the cards shown on the blog today gave me some great ideas!As an FYI: I am staring at a sweet birthday card made from Graphic 45 Fairie Dust papers. Tomorrow is my birthday and a dear friend of mine (who knows I love Graphic 45!) made a card for me using the collection. :)Have a great day, Graphic 45 Friends!

Sandy Trefger:
12/14/2017, 01:51:56 PM

How wonderful a special Graphic 45 birthday card just for you! Have a very Happy Birthday!

Carla Hundley:
12/14/2017, 11:21:06 AM

Fabulous looking gift card holders and neat use in the album. Carla from Utah

Glenda Buster:
12/14/2017, 11:29:07 AM

The gift card holders are beautiful! It’s so great that Sandy included easy, fast and simple along the lovely fancy ones. Marina’s tag and pocket album is a great project idea!

12/14/2017, 11:33:54 AM

I love how pretty and fancy Sandy's GC holders are! And Marina's tag & pocket album looks like it would be a lot of fun to make.

Sue LD:
12/14/2017, 12:25:26 PM

Very pretty gift card holders and wonderful album.

Michele Lewis:
12/14/2017, 12:34:58 PM

More beautiful ideas for Christmas! I can see I am going to have to start my Christmas creating a lot earlier next year!

Vanessa LeClear:
12/14/2017, 12:46:23 PM

What a beautiful way to give gift cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

denise brown:
12/14/2017, 01:06:02 PM

Love this...thanks so much for the free printable...I would love to make a mini album ornament with this Christmas paper line...Happy Holidays to you and yours...HUGS...

12/14/2017, 01:35:20 PM

Those are just stunning for Christmas!!Love all you papers & products you carry..Beautiful G45 I Love you tips you share with Us..

12/14/2017, 02:08:41 PM

How cool to make such classy gift card holders so quickly! Thanks for the tutorial!

12/14/2017, 04:19:56 PM

Festive, fast and fun. Thanks for fantastic inspiration!

12/14/2017, 05:42:49 PM

Beautiful gift card holders. They are always useful for the Christmas Season. Great for the adult kids for vouchers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joya Bohman:
12/14/2017, 05:56:19 PM

What a great idea for giving gift cards! They are beautiful and so easy and quick to put together! Thank you for the inspiration for these. I would love to win the Portrait Of a Lady paper and embellishments, I need more, I have used my stash up!!

Martie Rollin:
12/14/2017, 05:58:41 PM

I am so enjoying seeing projects made with Winter Wonderland...beautiful images! LOVE these projects! Quick and easy, yet fancy enough to be considered a gift in and of itself. Nice!

12/14/2017, 06:15:04 PM

Well looks like I have my work cut out for me. . . I was just sitting here wondering how I would put together a gift card holder for more than one card and this fits the bill! Can't wait to get started and again thank you all for the inspiration! Now off to my work table to begin. . . .

12/14/2017, 07:45:06 PM

Wishing, hoping and dreaming

Janet Ingraham:
12/14/2017, 07:45:27 PM

Such elegant cards and projects! Love to see what the designers come up with

Pooja sharma:
12/14/2017, 08:16:24 PM

Beautiful cards holder perfect for this Christmas season ☺

april snook:
12/14/2017, 08:24:06 PM

(◑‿◐✿) so pretty!

Beth M Beery:
12/14/2017, 08:44:52 PM

Love these gift card holders! I always feel a bit guilty getting someone a gift card, but these make them seem like a beautifully wrapped present!!

Beth M Beery:
12/14/2017, 08:53:39 PM

Love that Halloween in Wonderland tag album!!! Such a creative idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Libeeti Frenkel:
12/14/2017, 10:10:45 PM

Beautiful gift card holders! great tips and I love how it al works beautiful together. thanks for sharing.

Katrin Lueck:
12/15/2017, 12:02:34 AM,

Wow, beautiful Collections!

Toni Bettencourt:
12/15/2017, 12:15:18 AM

Wonderful cards and album! I enjoyed how Graphic 45 products were used in innovative ways. I haven’t purchased some of the products used before (policy envelopes), but will now as I recreate these projects.

Toni Bettencourt:
12/15/2017, 12:15:18 AM

Wonderful cards and album! I enjoyed how Graphic 45 products were used in innovative ways. I haven’t purchased some of the products used before (policy envelopes), but will now as I recreate these projects.

Yulia Mulyukina:
12/15/2017, 12:42:34 AM

Thanks for the great quick ideas and the tips!

Kirsty Vittetoe:


Natali Yarkova:
12/15/2017, 01:48:59 AM,

Замечательная , очень женственная коллекция !!! Люблю её и хочу победы !!

12/15/2017, 01:53:32 AM

G45 papers are so beautiful that even a person who is new to crafting can create things like a professional does it will be like a dream come true if I get to own one of these G45 papers Thanks for the chance Keep smiling

Debbie Siddle:
12/15/2017, 05:54:49 AM

I just have to get some of these envelopes. They look so versatile.

Peggy Mazzone:
12/15/2017, 04:37:56 PM

So versatile and inspiring!

Helen Johannes:
12/15/2017, 06:09:22 PM

Love your papers and Portrait of a Lady is one of my favorites. These cards are absolutely stunning.

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