Oct 28 2009

Vintage Baby Gift Card Holder

I love to make gift card holders and this is in a non-traditional size with a vintage feel. In shades of soft yellows, ivory and a touch ofblue I consider this to be gender-neutral, suitable for either a girl or boy. And it is oversized, not made to fit into an envelope but meant to be given as is, either personally to the new Mom and Dad or at a baby shower, or how pretty it would be gently placed in a gift basket along with other beautiful goodies.It is made from one full 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet of cardstock and the finished measurements are 4 1/2 x 8 1/2. Instructions to follow later in the post. But let’s take a look:


I loved the vintage feel of this DP by SU (Bella Birds), so I added a border with a Martha Stewart Lace Punch and my 100% Ivory Silk Bow. This image from the Baby Stamp Ensemble by JustRite also has a vintage feel to it that I love!


The image is stamped in VersaFine Vintage Sepia (it was the perfect shade of brown) and Copic colored. Be mindful, VersaFine is NOT the ink you would typically use to Copic color, I just cheated as I wanted that color today. My image from the Baby Stamp Ensemble was cut and layered with my Petite Oval Nestabilities, and Kaiser Pearls in Champagne were added.


Here you can better see the detail of the lace punched border and my bow using 100% Silk Ribbon, made on the Bow Easy.


Here is the gift card holder inside. The large pocket can hold all kinds of goodies. The top flap is held securely closed with a Velcro Dot closure.


This is the Baby Stamp Ensemble by JustRite and the good news is — it’s currently on sale at the JustRite Stampers site! It requires the 2 1/4 x 3 1/16″ Oval Stamper. That’s the same oval stamper we’ve been using of late with Autumn Blessings and Thinking of You. And as you can see in the photo, I always cut out my images to remove the excess rubber as it does have a tendency to pick up unwanted ink. This solves the problem quickly and easily!

If you care to look, here’s a baby girl gift card holder in the traditional size I did with this same set nearly a year ago.

And quickly, here’s the how-to on this gift card holder.

Using an 8.5 x 11″ sheet of cardstock, punch a lace border along one 8.5″ edge. If you start exactly in the middle with your punch, then work both to the left and right, your scallop design will be perfectly centered.

Score 2.5″ from the opposite short edge, and again 4.5″ in from the first score line.

That’s your basic card holder, now just decorate away!



Get the Baby Stamp Ensemble at SALE PRICES at JustRite Stampers, along with their full line of product. You’ll also need the 2 1/4″ x 3 1/16″ Oval Stamper if you don’t have it already.


The following items used to create this project can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

2 1/4 x 3 1/16 Oval Stamper, Versa Fine Vintage Sepia Ink, Kaiser Pearls , Velcro Dot Closure

100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts

Bow Easy, Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Scor-It Score Board


Please Note: All RibbonbytheSpoolin The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is on sale for 15% off when purchased by the Spool.


Thank you so much for stopping in today — I do truly appreciate all your visits here. I’ve got a lot on my agenda this week, some of which includes stamping, so I hope to see you back real soon. Have a wonderful week, everyone!!! See you soon!!!



13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Vintage Baby Gift Card Holder”

  1. Sonia says:

    Wow this is beautiful. I do like you your style of card making 🙂
    I would love to be able to make bows like this.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  2. Very pretty! Thanks for putting the instructions for making the card holder. I love the softness of the card colors and decorations.

  3. Sharon, this is just gorgeous! Your gift cards are always so beautiful, simple and easy to put together! Hope you are doing well out there – fall has fallen here in NJ. I love it!

  4. Kathie says:

    I LOVE this card in every way. So so cute – any new mom would love! TFS

  5. Diana Downey says:

    Gorgeous!! Your cards are always so elegant and beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    What a fabulous idea Sharon! And it’s so beautiful, I love the idea of buying gift certificates to place inside for the new parents.

  7. So, so precious Sharon! And what a great idea for new parents!

  8. Valerie says:

    GORGEOUS, Sharon!

  9. Paula Barin says:

    This card is to pretty. I love the vintage look.

  10. Janine says:

    Sharon this is just so cute!!!

  11. Carol B says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! But, I must ask. Where did you get that Martha Stewart border punch? I noticed it in one of your other posts about a week ago. I LOVE it!

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