The problem with gift cards is that they are very boring to open. No matter how welcome the money is, it's hard to get excited by a piece of plastic. This super easy pop-up card solves the problem: the plastic card slips right into a slot in the pop-up present. Your gift card will be wrapped in a pop-up gift-card!
Step 1: Preparation
You will need:
Small piece of ribbon
White card stock
Green card stock (optional)
Tape and/or glue (note to contest moderator: this can be Krylon glue)
5 to 10 minutes
The wrapping paper should be fairly sturdy, and either a plain color or with a simple pattern which will work on a small scale (it won't look right if you just have a small portion of a giant Santa Claus, for example). Likewise your ribbon should be narrow.
Step 2: Cut and fold your pop-up gift
Cut a long rectangle from your wrapping paper.
It should be 3 1/2 inches (9cm) by 10 3/4" (about 27.3cm)
Fold and cut your rectangle according to the pictures below.
Step 3: Attach ribbon
Tape a short piece of ribbon across what will become the top of the gift (the rectangle opposite the gift card pocket), as shown in the first picture below.
Wrap a second piece of ribbon around your "gift" (you can tape it on the bottom and one side) and tie a bow on the top.