Monday, October 29, 2012

13 Days of Halloween - Day 11

We're getting closer to Halloween! It's Day 11 of the 13 Days of Halloween! Today's project is a

 Pumpkin Gift Card Holder!

This is the make 'n take project I did earlier this month at Mapunapuna Ben Franklin's World Card Day event.Here's how to put it together: (Note, you can choose your own colors, I'm referring to the sample)

Cut a 4" x 5" yellow cardstock. Score 3/4" along the 4" edge. Fold down.

Draw a pumpkin shape that is no wider than than 3 1/2" and 2 7/8" tall so it will fit on the 4" cardstock piece. Trace and cut out of orange cardstock. Make the top of the pumpkin a straight edge. If you want to use my pattern, e-mail me at

Use the Martha Stewart Pumpkin Face punch to create the jack 'o lantern face. Or you can draw a face in with markers.

Keep the folded edge of the yellow cardstock down. Line up the top of the pumpkin right under the folded edge.

Lift the flap and use a pencil to draw a line along the top of the pumpkin.

Use a craft knife to make a slit along the line. This is where the gift card will slide in.

Place a piece of black cardstock behingd the pumpkin cut-out face, tape in place.Use foam dots to glue the pumpkin in place.

Cut two 1"x 4" strips of printed cardstock. Place one strip at the top on the front of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" kraft colored blank card base, leave a 1/8" border.

Place double stick tape on the back of the yellow cardstock, placing the tape only on the sides and bottom. Attach the yellow cardstock to the front of the card, about 1/2" down from the top of the printed strip.
Take the second 1" x 4" printed strip and tape to the bottom of the card leaving a 1/8" border on the sides and bottom.

Punch out some leaves from green cardstock using the McGill Lily punch.

With the flap down, place the leaves along the flap for the top of the pumpkin. Tie a small ribbon bow and glue to the top of the leaves.

Place your gift card in the pumpkin pocket. You can write a message inside of the card, too.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. Very cute gift card holder. Love the use of the punch for the top of the pumpkin.

  2. This is just so cute, gee Joy all your projects are so adorable... love everyone that you shared.

  3. It's a good post. In this post, you gave such a very cute ideas for the decorations of Seattle Halloween Events .


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