DIY Coffee Cup Cards

There are so many ways to show a small gesture of appreciation and making your coffee gift card is one of them.

I know giving a gift card seem impersonal but there are so many ways to make it special. I love giving coffee gift cards as a small token of appreciation for teachers, nannies, friends… there are so many occasions and there’s always something at Starbucks for everyone.

Making your own coffee gift card holder is much easier than you think. You can customize the front with your own greeting or sentiment appropriate for the occasion.

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Materials for a DIY Coffee Cup Card

Cardstock – I like using medium weight cardstock for this project. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
  • Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
  • Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
  • Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
  • Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
  • Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.

Glue – I like to use glue that doesn’t warp the paper. Here are a couple of my go to brands:

Coffee cup card template – Both the coffee cup printable and SVG versions of the template are free and available in my resource library.

Tutorial for DIY Coffee Cup Card

Step 1: Cut out the Coffee cup card template

I like to use a light grip blue mat to cut this card out. It is a relatively simple design so it can also easily be done by hand.

Step 2: Glue the cut envelop together

We are first going to create a small pocket for the card to slide in. Take the outer much cup cutout and add glue along the base and 2 sides.

Then glue to to the back of the cup card.

Step 3: Glue the lid to the insert

Now we need to glue the coffee cup lid to the insert that holds gift card. I do this by only applying glue to the top and 2 sides of the lid.

Step 4: Add the top sleeve and any additional sentiments

This last part is options and can be done in many ways. You add a cute greeting or nothing at all.

Here is one I did for one of my kid’s teachers.

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