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Simon Says Stamp - HOUSE BORDER FRAME Gift Card Holder

Red embossed Christmas Card with All The Joy sentiment.

Hello Lovelies! This has to be the simplest Interactive Card that you can make and perfect for the Holidays. I am using the House Border Frame from Simon Says Stamp's Smitten Release for this project but you can really choose any design you like for the front, the magic is on the inside!

These cards have a bit of a neighbor theme for the next door friends you are fond of, as well as those friends that you wished were a lot closer.

Red pink and purple All the Joy Christmas card with birds and holly leaves

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LOVE MY NEIGHBOR GIFT CARD HOLDERS - Die-cutting, Dry-embossing and Creating a Pocket

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Red pink and purple All the Joy Christmas card with birds and holly leaves



Rainbow Splash Cardstock - Rainbow Pack, Caramel, Gravel, Black and White





  1. Place cardstock inside the Cheery Snowflakes Embossing Folder and run through a die-cutting machine to emboss it.



  1. Score at 1 1/2" on the long side (11"), fold and burnish to create a flap.

  2. With flap folded over, score at 5 1/2" on the long side.


Making The Holder Base

  1. Place craft glue along the short sides of the flap

  2. Fold over and hold in place for ~15 seconds to create the pocket

  3. Place craft glue on the outside cover of the larger flap

  4. Align and adhere the embossed cardstock to create the front of the gift card holder base


Making Card Front

  1. Die-cut the House Border Frame out of both white and black cardstock. Save the "negative space" from the inside of each frame.

  2. Die-cut the "Trio of Houses" die (also from the House Border Frame set) using each of the remaining cardstock colors.

  3. Adhere the houses to the back of each frame in rainbow order.

  4. Use some clear tape to adhere the white negative space area to the inside of the black frame. Repeat with the black negative space area and the white frame.

  5. Adhere foam tape to the back of the frame.


Making the Embellishments and Sentiments


  1. Stamp the sentiments from the European Street Buildings set on to the Dandelion and Lime Cardstock and trim to create sentiment strips.

  2. Adhere the sentiment strips to the front of the negative space inside the frame.

  3. Adhere the House Border Frame diecut to the center of the front flap of the Gift Card Holder Base


  1. Use the house scraps to create a decoration for the Gift Card Holder Pocket on the inside of the card. Emboss some of the houses to create a fun look.

  2. Adhere the row of houses to the bottom right of each pocket.


The rainbow houses are so cute!

Close up of red, pink and purple Christmas Card

The embossed snowflakes show gorgeous texture!

Close up of red, pink and purple Christmas Card

The bright cheery sentiment to shows your love and warmth for the recipient!

Close up of red, pink and purple Christmas Card

The cute pocket inside keeps your gift card safe and there's lots of room above for your message.

Close up of red, pink and purple Christmas Card


It's so cute, but you are going to have to actually send these to someone once you are done making them!

Thank you for stopping by and sticking with me for all the gift card holder fun! Drop me a comment and let me know what you think!

Happy Crafting!



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