Kimono Gift Card Holder


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1 qty. 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” Cardstock for gift card holder base
1 qty. 4” x 8 1/4” Washi Printed Paper for kimono
1 qty. 4” x 4” Cardstock beige/cream for face
2 qty. 3 1/2 ” x 3 1/2” Cardstock black for hair
2 qty. 1/4” x 2” Cardstock for neckline*
1 qty. 1” x 7” Cardstock for obi*
1 qty. 1” x 6” Cardstock for bow loops*
1 qty. 1” x 3 1/2” Cardstock for bow ends*
1 qty. 1” x 1/4′” Cardstock for bow middle*
*should be the same solid color for the neckline, obi and bow
Cardstock scraps for hair flower
Meriken 1/4” double Stick tape 30013284
Sakura Quickie Glue pen 30051737
Black Sharpie Fine point Marker 91029 or similar – for eyes
Pink/light red colored pencil for cheeks


WeR Envelope Punch Board 30144425
2 1/2” Circle Punch – Clever Lever Pink 30028755
Fiskars SureCut Paper Trimmer 30088131
Pencil for tracing
Sharp Scissors
Mini flower or heart punches for hair decoration

Refer to the photo sample as a guide for placement.


1. Make the gift card holder base: Use the 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” cardstock and the WeR Envelope Punch Board to make the gift card holder base. Follow the directions on the WeR Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope for a 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” card. Fold and tape the envelope together leaving one of the 3 1/2” side flaps undone. Position the envelope in front of you with the open flap at the top vertically.

2. Adding the Kimono: Place the washi paper with printed side down in front of you. Place the envelope onto the washi paper with the open flap at the top and the folded sides on the bottom, aligning the bottom edges. Wrap the washi paper around the envelope, folding the left edge to the middle of the envelope. Tape down. Fold the right side over the envelope. Fold under the raw edge about 1/2”. The right edge should end about one third away from the left edge.

3. Flip the kimono over to the front. Use the two 1/4” strips to form a “V” from the top of the washi center down about 1”. Use the Quickie Glue pen and glue down on top of the washi for the neckline.

Next take the other 1” x 7” cardstock strip and wrap it around the body about 3/4” down from the top, covering the neckline end points. Overlap the ends at the back of the kimono and tape in place.e. Tape down. Optional: Flip over and make a snip down the top middle, stopping where the envelope flap meets. Fold over and tape the washi corners to the inside of the envelope.

4. Making the obi bow: use the We R Envelope Punch to make the bow.

5. Bow Loops – Take the 1” x 6” strip of cardstock and place on the WeR Envelope Punch board, aligning the left end at the 3” mark. Punch. Flip cardstock over and repeat. Carefully fold over the ends to the middle and tape to the center for the bow loops. Take the 1” x 1/4” strip and wrap around the center point and tape in place for a finished look.

6. Bow Ends – Take the 1” x 3 1/2” cardstock strip and align the left edge at the 1 3/4” mark on the punch board. Punch. Flip over the strip and repeat. Now, place each of the four corners to the center point of the punch. Punch all four corners to create the tail ends. Cut in half at the center to make two pieces. Place each bow end onto the obi at the back. Fan out the tail ends and tape in place. Place the bow loops piece on top and tape in place.

7. Adding the face: First, take the hair back and align the straight edge along the bottom of the crease for the top flap. This will be just above the top of the kimono on the back. Tape the hair to the flap. Turn over to the front of the kimono. Use the back hair as a placement guide for the face and front hairpiece.

8. Take the 4” x 4” beige cardstock and punch out a 2 1/2” circle. Trace and cut out the hairpieces from black cardstock according to the patterns. Place the front hair over the face leaving about half of the beige circle showing at the bottom, tape in place. Use the markers and pencils to draw in the eyes and cheeks. Punch out a flower to place on the hair for a decoration, or you can use stickers, etc. Place the face onto the top flap of the envelope with the chin coming over the neckline and matching the top of the hair.

9. Fill the envelope with a gift card or flat treat!

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