Pocket Letter Envelope / Gift Card Holder

If you’ve ever given a gift card, and needed a quick way to “dress it up a bit” before giving it, this will be perfect. This short tutorial will show you how easy it is to create a gift card holder or pocket letter envelope from your favorite designer series paper!

A pocket letter envelope doubles as a great gift card holder, too. With your next outgoing pocket letter, wouldn’t it be cute to sneak in a little bonus? A coffee house card (and matching envelope of course) would be perfect with a coffee-themed pocket letter.

DIY Gift card holder paper

This gift card holder will be made using one of the designs from the new Feels Like Frost paper  from the holiday catalog. It has foil accents on one side and a gorgeous print on the other. Watch below how quick it can be to dress up gift cards or add one for your next outgoing pocket letter with just pretty paper and glue. Afterwards, you’ll want to make one for everyone you know.

In this video, I also show how to do the Partial Die-Cutting Technique! To make these envelopes even cuter, you won’t want to miss this useful trick.

Pocket letter envelopes

Pocket Letters are also a great way to give these envelopes. For more details on them, see this Pocket Letter – Valentine’s Edition.

How to create a Pocket Letter Envelope / Gift Card Holder:

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Cut your favorite DSP to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score each side — 1.5″, 1.5″, 1.5″, and the bottom at 1/2″.


Paper Snips


That was so quick, and creating multiples could make the holidays that much easier.

In the video I shared how to do the Partial Die-Cutting Technique. I’ve previously created a card where I showcased this technique:

Christmas sweater skunk card

Thanks for stopping by my Craft Closet today, and Happy Crafting!

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