Christmas Card Money Holders

Edited to Add: Please note the dimensions for these cards should measure no more than 6 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ when folded. I accidentally typed 3 1/2″ when I posted originally. I’m sorry for any confusion!

These cards are longer than the ones I usually make, and are meant to hold money or a check without having to fold the bill or check in half. For all of these projects, overall card size is 6 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, which correspond to Stampin Up’s Small Open-End Envelopes. Inside, I lined the card with whisper white or very vanilla card stock cut to 3″ x 6 1/4″. I also used the Slit Punch to make a little “lip” in the card to hold the bill or check, or even a gift card.


The first card was made from a 3 1/4″ x 12″ piece of close to cocoa card stock, scored at 5 1/2″. This will leave the back flap of the card 6 1/2″ long and the front flap an inch shorter. To make up the difference, I attached a strip of real red card stock that I scalloped with the Scallop Edge Punch.

Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon covers any seams. I wrapped the ribbon around the entire card front and glued the top piece to the bottom piece of ribbon with SNAIL. Then, I took a shorter piece and wrapped it around the ribbon, creating a loop that I secured with glue dots. Slide the seam side underneath the vertical ribbon strip and using the cropadile, punch a hole through all the layers of ribbon. Add a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad and there you have it!

The card front is layered with real red textured card stock and Christmas Cocoa DSP. In the center, punched out a close to cocoa ornament using the Ornament Punch and applied a rub on from Merry & Bright Rub Ons. Some Silver Elastic Cord was tied in a bow around the neck of the ornament and then it was attached to the base with dimensionals.


Here is another long card made the same way described above. Base is real red textured card stock, with a kiwi kiss scalloped edge. Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon hides the seam.

I stamped the snowflake from Merry (retired) in Versamark and heat embossed it with White E.P. The ornament from Delightful Decorations was stamped in Kiwi Kiss ink on whisper white and punched out using the Ornament Punch. I added dazzling diamonds glitter to the center of the ornament and a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad. Next, I tied Silver Elastic Cord to the ornament and wrapped it around the inside.

The sentiment is from Berry Christmas stamped in real red ink on whisper white that I punched out using the Word Window Punch layered on a kiwi kiss Modern Label Punch. Both the ornament and sentiment are popped up on dimensionals.


Using the same colors as above, I only used rub ons from Merry & Bright Rub Ons to decorate this card. The ornament is kiwi kiss card stock, punched with the Ornament Punch. I added a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad and Silver Elastic Cord tied in a bow around the neck of the ornament, which is attatched to the base with dimensionals.


This might be my favorite one of the bunch! The base for this snowman card is cut to 6 1/2 x 6 1/2″, scored on one side at 3 1/4″ so the fold is on the top edge. Card base is textured Kiwi Kiss, layered with the Bulk Buy Holiday DSP that was part of the Inventory Clearance. I attached the DSP to the base and then using my 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, punched a hole through both layers of paper.

To get the scallop window, I took a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and punched a 1 3/8″ circle. Then, I took the Scallop Circle Punch and centered it over the 1 3/8″ hole I just punched from the chocolate chip card stock. Punch it out and you have a scallop circle window! Glue the scallop circle window to the front of the card.

Inside, I lined the card with a 3″ x 6 1/4″ piece of whisper white card stock. Making small pencil marks, I drew where the window lined up with the inside of the card. Then, I stamped the snowman from Snow Buddies in Brown Stazon ink and colored him in with Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen. Around the base of the snowman, I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter (not shown).

Outside, I stamped the “Merry” sentiment from Merry (retired) in Brown Stazon ink in the lower left corner of the card.


Finally, I made a money holder card using the shimmery white paper from Taste of Textiles (retired). This is another top fold card, cut to 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, scored at 3 1/4″ with the fold on top. I added a strip of textured chocolate chip card stock across the front and layered two snowflakes from Felt Flurries. In the center, I punched a hole using the cropadile and added a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad, which I adhered using a large glue dot.

The sentiment, stamped along the bottom right corner, is from Christmas Greetings and is in real red ink. Inside, I stamped the corresponding sentiment from the same set (not shown).

Ornament Suspension Card

OK, here’s ANOTHER Delightful Decorations card but this time I changed it up a bit and made a suspension card (see tutorial here).

Card base is taken with teal, layered with Holiday Lounge DSP. To make the punch out, I lined up my DSP exactly where it was going to be on the card base and punched the two papers at the same time using the Ornament Punch. Then, I stamped the ornament from Delightful Decorations in Real Red ink on whisper white card stock TWICE, and trimmed them out using my paper snips. Because the punch is slightly larger than the stamp image, the suspension card will work if you trim very close to the image so it will fit in the punched out area.

Next, follow the directions for the suspension card and apply sticky strip to the back side of the DSP, above and below the punch out window. Then, put sticky strip on the back sides of the ornaments you cut out. Attach a piece of dental floss and apply your ornaments. (See tutorial for step by step instructions).

The sentiment is from Season of Joy, stamped in real red ink on whisper white. I layered it with real red textured card stock and then added a Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad and Felt Flurry in the upper corner.

Although hard to see, I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the snowflake on the ornament.

It’s All About the Designer Series Paper

I made three cards tonight, all using designer series paper and the Ornament Punch. The similarities end there, however! I was going to space them out and post one per day but I can’t wait to show them to you!

First up is the most traditional card of the three. It uses coordinating Christmas Cocoa DSP with various stencil-like flourish patterns. The base is real red textured card stock, layered with the DSP in red and white flourishes. Next, I layered the flocked DSP (it has a raised felt image and it’s sooo beautiful) onto close to cocoa card stock so that it would pop off the background. In the center, I applied a Merry & Bright Rub On to close to cocoa card stock and punched it out using the Ornament Punch. Then, I braided three pieces of Silver Elastic Cord and adhered it to the back of the ornament, wrapping it up behind the close to cocoa panel. The ornament is then attached using dimensionals.

Next is a more retro style card. It uses the Holiday Lounge DSP and some pretty non traditional Christmas colors but it’s still festive. The card base is chocolate chip textured card stock layered with a wide strip of kiwi kiss and Holiday Lounge DSP in a taken with teal color. I then tied a piece of Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon around the wide panel, and tied a knot to the right side. In the bottom right corner, I stamped the joy ornament from Delightful Decorations in kiwi kiss ink on whisper white card stock and punched it out using the handy dandy Ornament Punch. Then, I added a bright blue Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad to the ornament and tied some Silver Cord around the brad. The ornament is attached to the base using dimensionals.

Finally, we have the modern, clean and simple Christmas card. Although it looks really simple, it does require a bit of work. First, the card base is chocolate chip textured card stock. The DSP is also from Christmas Cocoa and is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using the Ornament Punch, I punched out the ornament shape from the lower right corner. Next, I broke out my new Shimmer Paint in Platinum and sponged it onto the circle stamp from Delightful Decorations. I stamped the image onto chocolate chip textured card stock and then adhered it to the back of the DSP. Across the top of the card, I stamped the Christmas Greetings stamp in Purely Pomegranate ink. Underneath that, I tied a piece of Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon into a big knot. Lastly, I slipped a piece of Silver Elastic Cord under the DSP and behind the ribbon, using small glue dots.

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