3 Ways: Money Holder Cards

Hello! Today I thought I’d share 3 fun ideas for creating cards that hold money.

Money Holder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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I usually don’t like to give cash as a gift, but sometimes it is best. I make the gift a little more thoughtful by creating a fun card that incorporates the money in a creative way. Here are three ideas…


Get creative! Break out your stamps and pick an image that has a place to tuck in a bit of cash. Or, just tuck it behind an image. For my card, I used the new-and-totally-awesome Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs Cling Stamps (which are shipping now!) and the fun Waffle Flower Sketchy Alphas Stamps. I colored them with Copics, added playful google eyes and tucked some rolled money in behind his leg. A fun way to pay Colin’s fabulous baseball instructor!

Money Holder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#2: TUCK MONEY Behind a die cut

This idea for incorporating money is super easy! Just die cut a word and put adhesive only on the beginning and end of the word so there is a spot to tuck the money in. For my example, I layered several SugarPea Designs Celebrate die cuts together so it was strong and dimensional. This is easy to do with Stick It Adhesive Sheets. Also, I made the top layer sparkly by using black glitter paper. (To see how I created the card background, head HERE.)

Money Holder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#3: Create money elements

I have made so many of these money candle cards over the years! The recipients always love them. You don’t need many supplies to create them. (Watch the video to see how easy they are to do.) I added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp From Us Stamp Set (looks like it is discontinued) and lots of shimmer with my favorite Shimmer Mist.

Money Holder Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope this video was helpful. See you soon!


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