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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!
 
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Step 1: Preparation

You will need:
  • Wrapping paper
  • Small piece of ribbon
  • White card stock
  • Green card stock (optional)
  • Tape and/or glue (note to contest moderator: this can be Krylon glue)
  • Scissors
  • 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

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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.
godofal4 years ago
bonus points if you fit a chocolate in it!
belsey (author)  godofal4 years ago
An "After Eight" might work... if those chocolates still even exist. Someone should come up with a pop-up chocolate...
lol they still sell it here in Singapore. mint is good.haha
Iridium74 years ago
My mom once taped my Xbox Live card to the underside of a brick. So when I opened it up it looked like a brick but when I turned it around I got a card. I thought it was pretty clever and funny. Good 'ible!