This is a tutorial for how to make a gift card envelope along with free printable and SVG gift card sleeves templates.
I’m a terrible gift-giver sometimes not because I don’t want to spend time picking out a thoughtful gift but more because I don’t want to impose my taste on the recipient.
I love getting gift cards from people. I think it is actually quite thoughtful that they want me to be able to choose.
But then again, I understand not everything thinks this way so I made these DIY gift card holder designs to add a personal touch to my gift card gifts.
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Materials for DIY Gift Card Envelope
Cardstock – Any type of cardstock for this. In fact, even magazine papers look cute with these designs. But in case you want a specific color, here are some of my favorite brands for cardstock:
- Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels
- Favorite Assorted Pink/Blush 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Favorite Assorted Purple 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon
- Neenah Collections Assorted Set from Amazon
- Kraft Cardstock from Michaels
Gift card envelope template – All of mine are free and available in my resource library.
How to make a gift card envelope
This is really the easiest thing to make. It takes no glue and you just have to fold.
First, cut out the DIY gift card holder template.
Start by folding in the top and bottom tabs. I like to do a little scrap with the gift card along the crease.
I like to then slip the interlocking petals in and use that as a reference point and then crease the sides.
I’ve included additionals decorative pieces that are optional but I usually will just glue it on if I have the extra cardstock.