I took a teacher's thank you card that I made last year and spruced it up for this year. I cut the back off the card. I then cut and folded another piece of 4.25x11 just like a basic card. I then scored one of the sides at 2.5" across the middle. You make the fold and attached your card front to that part. This is how you made an easel card. To get the card to hold in place, you need to add something to prop it up against. It needs to be popped up a bit. I added a simple layer and popped it up with dimensionals. I added then to just one end and left the top open to slide the gift card in the slot as you see below.
I love this little trick to change up something you have and make it even better!
Have a magical day!