Matchbook Gift Card Holder


1 qty. 4.25” x 8.5” Cardstock for the base gift card holder
1 qty. 2” x 4.25” Cardstock for pocket
1 qty. 4” x 4” Light Brown Cardstock for reindeer head, ears and body
1 qty. 2” x 6” Medium brown Cardstock for the legs, antlers and tail
1 qty. 1” x 1” Red cardstock for nose15” of 3/8” grosgrain ribbon or similar for bow
Black Sharpie marker #91029Galaxy Marker – White Broad #30065775 or similar
Meriken 3/16” Double Stick Tape #30013283matchbook GC holder Micro Glue Dots #30118927

Sharp Scissors
Stapler and Staples
Martha Stewart Score Board #30103578
Marvy Uchida 2” Oval Punch (Blue) #30028743
Marvy Uchida 1.5” Oval Punch (Yellow) #30090343
Fiskars 1/4” Hole Punch #77178558
Paper Trimmer #30088131

Take the 4.25” x 8.5” cardstock and place it lengthwise across the top of the MSC Score Board. Score at the following points: .75” , 4.75” and 5”.

Crease all scored lines. Fold over the at the .75” line to create a .75” flap. Use the stapler and staple across the bottom three times, about .25” from the bottom. This creates the matchbook style. You should be able to fold over and slip the top edge under this flap to close.

Put double stick tape along the 2” edges of the 2” x 4.25” cardstock for the pocket. Slip the pocket under the flap; it should stop just above the staples. Place double stick tape over the staples on both sides of the holder. Place the ribbon over the tape and tie a bow on the front. This hides the staples on both sides. Fold close and tuck the cover in.

Use the punches to make one 2.5” and 2” oval from the light brown cardstock for the reindeer head and body. From the scraps, trace and cut out the ears from the pattern. Use the pictured sample as a guide and place the pieces on top of the cover but don’t tape down yet.

Use the paper trimmer to cut a .25” x 4” strips from the medium brown cardstock. Cut into four pieces for the legs. Use the black Sharpie to color in one end for the Hooves and place two legs in the front and two in the back under the body.

Trace and cut out the tail, ears and antlers from the remaining medium brown cardstock. Place on the reindeer. Tape everything down now.

Use the black Sharpie to draw in the eyes. Let dry, then use the white Galaxy marker to make s small dot to highlight the eyes. Use the 1/4” circle punch and punch one dot from the red cardstock. Use a micro glue dot to place at the tip of the reindeer head for the nose.

You can stamp of write in a message on the inside before slipping a gift card or money into the pocket.

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