Nifty Gifty – A Free Tutorial!

I’ve had so much fun finding things to re-purpose in my studio and playing with my Art Fusion Stamps!  Here’s a little gift to celebrate!  Hope you enjoy this free little tutorial on crafting unique wrapping for plastic gift cards!  Enjoy!

Share this Post


  1. Kelly Button

    what a sweet gift idea! Love it…thanks so much Lorraine! I will definitely be making some of these!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Thanks Kelly – I would love to see them if you do! Hope you are well!

  2. Barbara Albrecht

    What an awesome way to repurpose the little card folders! Wish I had a bunch of those folders….the hotels I stay at don’t do fancy…LOL!!!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Haha you are too funny Barbara! Glad you liked the idea!

  3. Avatar

    What a great idea! I’m definitely going to try this out!

  4. Sabrina K.

    What a beautiful way to recycle these cards! Thanks for sharing Lorraine!

  5. Mary W

    I saved them forever then finally tossed them. ALWAYS before I finally need something. These are so cute and a fun way to spend a small amount of time creatively. It’s good to give and good to make to give. Now, I need to go recreate a bunch from my stash – oh well, I’m trying to use it up anyway.

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Hah, I know Mary! That is the truth! But of all people, I thought you would definitely have some on hand 😉

  6. Avatar

    Thanks so much for posting this Lorraine…..I’m with you, I love getting gift cards and this is a perfect way to give them!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      It was my absolute pleasure Sara – I’m so pleased you liked them!

  7. Avatar

    this is a fabulous idea!!! i am going to make a template and cut a bunch from manilla folders. the decorating possibilties are endless! you could even tuck cash or a check into these. thanks for the great tutorial!!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Awesome idea Jodi! I even use those little tiny paper bags the same way!

  8. Avatar

    What a great idea! And your little card holders turned out so beautifully. I have my stamps and just love them so much!!!! I’ve got to make some of these!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      I am so pleased you liked it and thrilled you got the stamps! Thanks for supporting us!

  9. Lorie Savinar

    Such a great idea! I have always thrown those card key holders out – going to start keeping them now!!!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      I’m so happy you found the idea useful! You are so sweet!

  10. Avatar

    GENIUS Lorraine. They are sooooo adorable. I always enjoy your videos sooooo much. My sister in law travels all the time – I am going to see if she will send me some!!! Can’t wait to try this! THANKS BUNCHES. j.

    1. Lorraine Bell

      I’m glad you loved them Joi! You will never look at these little card holders the same way again – LOL!

  11. Sue Fujii

    Good Morning, Lorraine….I was so surprised to get my stamps in the mail on Saturday after ordering them on Thursday….from Florida to Nevada. It takes a week for my mom to receive a card from me and she only lives 50 miles away….???? I don’t travel much and don’t have any key card envelopes so I’m going to follow Jody Wilson’s advice and make my own templates. After watching all the different styles you showed in your video, I shouldn’t have any problems with coming up with something ready to create with all kinds of supplies. By the way, I love the stamps….I’ve put them on foam that I happened to have on-hand and cut them apart…so easy. I’m ready to go have fun today. Thank you so much for the tutorial…it was wonderful as always. Hugs, Sue

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Yay, Sue! Isn’t that crazy about the mail? We have the same issues here in Florida – sometimes the closest addresses take the longest! I’m so happy they arrived and you are using and liking them! I know it will be so easy to make up your own template – really if you just look at how an envelope is constructed, it is kind of the same think, only tinier! Thanks for taking the time to comment – I love hearing from you!

  12. Avatar

    Great ideas of repurposing and art techniques. I’m inspired! Thanks for the video.

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Thanks so much Sue! I am glad you found something useful!

  13. Lauren Mack

    Great ideas and techniques! Could you possibly share the dimensions of that larger fold out for those of us that don’t have the card itself and want to recreate it? Thanks so much!

  14. Claire Barber

    Just got back from a trip with 10 key holders. I begged the front desk for multiples 😊
    Can’t wait to paint them. I will use to put the Christmas money in stockings for kids and grandkids. Thanks for the inspiration. I love all your work and now I have my fusion stamps.
    Claire Barber

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.