I "lifted" and modified this idea from a Pier One gift card carrier from last year. It looks like a simple card, but when you open it up, the gift card is held right there!
With Band removed:
Paper: White Daisy Textured Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock, Perfect Day Paper (Juniper print B&T)
Stamp Sets: December Word Puzzle, Chocolate Large Alphabet, Jingle Boarders, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
Ink: Juniper, Tulip, Grey Wool (marker)
Extras: Sparkles, 3D Foam Squares
Base: 10 1/2" x 4" White Daisy textured cardstock
Bottom: 4 3/4" x 4" Juniper Cardstock
B&T paper for front: 4" x 3 1/4" Juniper B&T
Title piece for front: 4" x 2" White Daisy textured cardstock
Band: 8 1/2 x 3/4" White Daisy textured cardstock
Ornament: 1 1/2" x 2" carstock
Bear with me- this could get a little tricky!
For the base, take a 12"x4" piece of white daisy textured cardstock and score along the following: 11 1/4", 10 3/4", 8 1/2", 5 1/4". Cut at 1 1/2". See below (Measurements on top are for each piece, measurements along the bottom are total lengths to make it easier to score in your paper cutter):
For the bottom piece, take your 4 3/4" x 4" Juniper Cardstock and score 1 1/2" inches in.
Cut a notch (1/2" x 2 1/2") in piece F. Fold F up. G will eventually attach to the top of A.
*Please note the Gift Card is not labled, but this just shows you where it will go*
Try piecing the holder together so you can see which piece goes where. I suggest stamping before gluing the final piece!
Attach the Juniper B&T to the front of B. Stamp JOY on the additional title piece of Cardstock, using the ornament stamp for the O. Cut around the bottom to follow the shape of the letters. Ink around the edges and adhere to front of B&T. Stamp the inside (C) with Jingle Boarders in Juniper Ink. Stamp the same pattern on F (tone on tone). Stamp holly berries along G (so that you will see it when the card is closed), and stamp images and sentiment on G for the inside. For an added touch, flip over holder and stamp the small "Joy" in a circle from the December Word Puzzle on the back of the holder (A).