Friday, July 27, 2012

Contact Paper Gift Card Holders

A few weeks ago I posted about the contact paper wallets I made for high school graduation gifts. They were a huge hit...both with the girls and with all of you! The graduates received a check in their contact paper wallet, but I was thinking how fun it would be to make a little something to hold gift cards for future gifts. So, I came up with a pattern for contact paper gift card holders.

Aren't they cute?? Let's make some!

How-To Make Contact Paper Gift Card Holders

What you need:
  • Contact paper
  • Corner punch or scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Double sided scrapbook paper
  • Snaps

Step One:
With two coordinating pieces of paper, cut your wallet shape 6 3/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches. This size will create a folded-over look and will allow for two pockets on the inside.

Alternate Step One:
OR cut your wallet shape 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches for a single pocket and a single fold.

Step Two:
Cover all of your pieces in contact paper (both sides).

Step Three:
Round the corners of your wallet piece and your bottom pocket (*if wanted)

Step Four (for bi-fold):
Sew your middle pocket in place.  
*Notice how the bottom pocket has rounded corners.

Step Five (for bi-fold):
Add snaps. Notice how I added the snaps before sewing the bottom pocket on. If you don't want a bottom pocket, sewing around the bottom edge before installing the snap is fine.

Step Four (for single fold):
 Sew on your closure flap. Make sure to do this BEFORE sewing on your pocket.

Step Five (for single fold):
Sew on the bottom pocket and add snaps.

And you're done!

I love them and if you have the time, you can whip up several in one sitting.


  1. Great idea! It's sort of like a more sophisticated version of those duct tape wallets that a lot of people make.

    Contact paper comes in a lot of patterns too, so you could try it without the scapbook paper. Do you think it would be too floppy if you didn't use any paper between the pieces of Contact Paper? Maybe you'd need to use a piece of plain cardstock or something similar.

    I'm going to tweet about this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think it would be too floppy with just contact paper. It needs something in between the layers to stiffen it up. If you used patterned contact paper, plain cardstock would totally work!


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