I have spoken before about the wonderful ESAD yahoogroup that I am a part of which is just for Australian Demonstrators. Its a wonderful resource for all Australian Demonstrators and especially for those who’s upline has left Stampin Up or for those who would like some extra help and make new friends and get lots of motivation & encouargement for their business.

Each week we have a “Make it Monday” which the lovely Makeesha does and I’m amazed time and time again for her expertise and all the wonderful projects she does and I’m so glad she is not only part of our ESAD moderator team but has also become a wonderful friend.giftcardholder1

A few weeks ago (by now its probably more than a few!) she showed us a project on how to make a lovely gift card holder using the 5-in-1 envelope template.

How cute is this?

I had planned to make one of these ever since she shared the tutorial but just hadn’t had the chance. Then last weekend Caitie had a party to go to so I made the time to make one.

petalcard4giftholderAll I can say is WOW!  they are easy and they are quick and they even have a little pocket to put a gift card in! I made this one for Caitie’s friend for her birthday.

Here is the little card I made to fit inside.

I’ve used the Polka Dot & Paisley stamp set for the flower as it matches the Designer Series Paper I used for the holder. The funky Happy Birthday wishes is from the Fun & Fast Notes stamp set. giftcardholder-open

So quick and easy and so much nicer than what you get at the shops!

Here is the holder open showing the gift card & card.

I loved making this one so much I decided to show the girls at Saturday’s demonstration how to make them as well and took this one using the Bali Breeze Designer Series Papers to show them as a sample.

giftcardholderHow sweet is this??

I have also just realised that there is no stamping on this one at all – oops! But that’s ok as I did use lots of punches to show them how to make the lovely closure on the front.

Now with the first one I made for Caitlie’s friend I used velcro as the closure. In the past I’ve had trouble keeping the velcro stuck down so I opted for a different closure on this one.

The top flap just lifts out and the Scalloped Circle accent is stuck to the front of the holder and acts as the closure by holding the flap closed.

I do hope you like this little holder and if you’d like to view the tutorial you can view it at Makeesha’s blog. If you’d like a demonstration on how this is made then please dont hesitate to either ring or email me to book your demonstration in – March is booked out and I do have a couple of spots for April and May available.

Have a great day!






  1. SWEET Leonie! Both of these look fabulous! Thanks for all your kind words too 🙂 I too am stoked to have a friend like you and can’t wait to meet up at Convention.
    Love Keesh x

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