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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65 thoughts on “3 Ways: Money Holder Cards”

  1. Love these ideas. we’re not supposed to send money through the post here in the UK so I make sure I leave the top edge of the topper free from adhesive and then tuck the money behind it. It can be fished out with a pair of tweezers or similar but if the card gets “accidentally” opened on it’s way the money isn’t visible or likely to fall out. 🙂

  2. Those are three great ideas. I am always looking for ways to put
    money in cards without having to put them in the inside
    and have them fall out. Those three ideas will now be
    incorporated in my money cards. TFS

  3. I will normally make dollar bill origami if I’m giving money and have the time. For weddings I’ll make the bills into hearts. For Easter, I make a bunny rabbit, but normally out of a $1 bill and then give regular cash or a gift card.. That way they don’t have to destroy the animal to spend it on whatever they want lol. It takes a bit to get used to but there are a few books out there. I also use regular origami in some of my cards or projects and there are tons of books at your local library.

  4. Great ideas and I am always looking for ideas to include money in a card. . Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  5. I used to hide money in small boxes of candy when I wanted to give cash gifts. This is a fun way to do it too.

  6. I am always nervous about gifting money, to not seem unthoughtful, but this is a really cute way so I have to try it. Especially with my nieces, they are starting to get to the age when gifting money is ok. I would definitely use the first method with a cute critter.

  7. Just love the Crazy Dog. Such cute ideas for giving money. Makes me think how much easier it would be instead of knocking myself out trying to get the right gift for that special person.

  8. Saw the video where Kristina says she patterned that dog from Foxy. What a wonderful thing for a friend to do! Love the candle idea too!

  9. Thanks for the ideas. I have the MFT (Die-Namics) Gift Card Holder die. I usually try to incorporate that on the inside with coordinating paper. But it would be fun to have the cash as the main focal point of the card.

  10. Can’t wait to try this with the Crazy Dog Stamp set. Just ordered (on-reserve) over the weekend so should be here soon. Thanks.

  11. These are all such fantastic ideas, I especially love the one with the Dog, so adorable! Great video too, thank you.

  12. What great ideas!!! I’m always trying to think of a fun way to give money or gift cards!

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  13. Hi Jennifer ~ These cards are really so very fun; from the silly pup to the candles and using word dies to create a “holder” for the money. Like I’ve said before, your brain must never, ever shut down. I can only guess you must keep a note pad on your nightstand so you don’t forget those late-night ideas (I do!!). Thanks so much for sharing you ideas, inspiration and positive energy, you never cease to amaze me! Have a spectacular week. ~HUGS~

  14. Love easy cards and these look fun to try. Now I just have to wait for the Crazy Dogs to come out..

  15. I absolutely love your cards! Fabulous idea to create money cards! Thank you Jennifer for sharing your wonderful talent.

  16. Thanks Jennifer for the great ideas. I love your attention to detail. It took me a while to realise that you had used different size eyes. They add so much kookiness to that dogs little face.

  17. Super adorable!!! Totally love the money ideas for cards! ?

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  18. Jennifer, you are amazing. How clever is that. I have a 21 yr old grandson, and now I have a card to make for his birthday.. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  19. Thanks for the cute ideas for giving money. I love them all and can’t wait to try them with my niece and nephew.

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