Paper Crafts

Super Dad Gift Card Holder

Giving a gift to the wonderful Dads in my life has gotten harder through the years. They seem to have everything they need. So for this year, I decided to give them gift cards. It’s a win-win for everyone.  With the help of a tutorial I found online plus some Glue Dots®, I was able to create a handmade card that will hold my beloved gift card.  


Designed by: Grace Tolman

Time: 30 minutes

Level: Moderate Handiness

Size:  A2 sized cards (4 ¼" x 5 ½")



Cut your cardstock into a 5½” x 11" piece. Make score lines at 4¼", 5½" and 6¾."

Fold the paper in half along the 5½" score line. Then fold the other two score lines the opposite way (see the image below). 

Adhere the sides of the “flap” inside the card with Ultra-Thin Dots. Make sure you are only adding the adhesive on the sides.

Place the circle die to create the valley in the center of the flap. Place some washi on the sides so it won’t move as you run it through the die cut machine. 

Once you take out the die from the flap, do not remove the white piece that was taken out, you will use it later.

Measure your flap and cut a piece of pattern paper slightly smaller to that measurement. Place the same circle die on the center of the pattern paper piece.

Use the white cardstock cutout as a guide to where the circle needs to fall on the top of the paper. Run it through the die cut machine.Glue-Dots-Super-Dad-Card-circle

Repeat the process so you can cover the front and back of the gift card holder flap.

Adhere the pattern to the folded center of the card using Mini Dots. Make sure that the center is left unglued so that you can slide a gift card into it. 

Create the layers for the front of the card with pattern paper. Run them through the die cut machine using the various dies from Whimsy stamps.

While the die cut machine is out, create three cuts of the word “celebrate” from cardstock using a die. Layer the three words on top of each other to create a thicker word die. Set aside.

Stamp the super owl image onto white cardstock with black ink pad. Color with markers. Cut out the image and spray with glitter mist. Set aside to dry.

Build the front of the card. Adhere the pattern papers using some Ultra-Thin Dots.

Back up the hexagon patter paper with some cardstock. Adhere it to the cardstock with Ultra-Thin Dots. Cut around the cardstock, leaving some space to create a mat around the pattern paper piece. Adhere onto the card front with Ultra-Thin Dots.

Cut a piece of vellum, about 2” tall, cut one side into a banner shape. Adhere to the card front using more Ultra-thin Dots.

Add the “celebrate” sentiment. Then, add “super dad”  underneath using some letter stickers.
Place the owl shape onto the hexagon using Pop-Up Dots. 


Add a gift card in the center before gifting to dad!


~ Grace

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