Monday, June 13, 2011

Shirt Gift Card Holder

So I was browsing Stetler Arts blog and saw an adorable shirt card design she shared. I love origami and so I thought it would be fun to do a little tweak to make the shirt a gift card holder and let it be the card rather than attach it to another piece of I will show the steps here. The beauty is you completely use your scrapbook paper.

Cut your paper in half to 6"x12

Fold in half.

Unfold and fold both sides to center as shown.

Fold the top out as shown...this will create the sleeves. I used the envelope as a guide to see how large to create the sleeves. It is approximately 2 1/4" from the top.

Turn over and fold the bottom up for the collar. Mine is about 3/4".

Turn over again and fold collar toward center as shown.

Fold so that the shirt body tucks under the collar and crease the bottom.

Fold the bottom up about an inch.

Open up and you will have to reverse to of the folds to creat an accordian effect...

it should look like this. I like to glue the back flap of the accordian fold to create more stability.

I will add three buttons.

The back looks like this.

Tuck in a note with a gift card, check or cash!


  1. How fun. I can do that!

    Thanks for sharing this, my guys will love it.

  2. Thanks for visiting PapaSue! Keep your collar straight! LOL! Hope you have fun with this little design!

  3. These are pretty spiffy! Love your paper choices.


  4. sweet idea, it looks so thoughtful! And gift cards are sometimes the gift of last resort, but this makes it such a nicer option :)

  5. I want to thank you and I very much appreciate your help.

    Thank you again.

  6. I just want to thank you for your great idea cant wait to try
    thank you

  7. too cool! Thanks for sharing and the great instructions!

  8. This is such an awesome Idea! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I am always looking for things to do for gift cards, gifts and such! They are very creative!

  9. Thank you for the share...I love origami...and it's easy to do once you figure out the Great for the guys. Have a blessed year <3

  10. Just found this - the older I get the more I give gift cards - I find I can't buy for others and they can't buy for me - voila - gift cards. These are so cute - I will definitely be making some. Thanks for sharing!


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