Did you know that consumers prefer physical gift cards? I always thought that was strange for our instant gratification digital age. According to the National Gift Card Annual B2B Gift Card Report, of the volume in gift card program redemptions is still in physical cards versus 25% for egift cards.
So, when you’re looking for a gift idea, remember that gift cards are always an option. What I like about gifting them is that I can customize the envelope however I want.
Depending on the person it’s going to, my envelope can be whimsical or more muted. As long as you can find the scrapbook paper to fit the person, you’re golden!
If you want to make your own, grab the supplies listed and follow the steps below!
Gift card envelope supplies
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Step 1: print the template
Save the template above:
- Right click
- Choose Save Image As
- Choose a file name
- Open the image
Choose one of the following methods for printing
- print the gift card template directly onto your scrapbook paper
- print the gift card template onto a piece of printer paper, cut it out and trace it onto your scrapbook paper.
TIP: Don’t scale the image when you print. It’s the right size for an 8.5×11″ piece of paper.
Step 2: trace the template onto your scrapbook paper
If you printed directly onto the scrapbook paper, skip this step.
If you followed option 2 above, keep reading.
Cut out the template you printed and trace the outline onto your scrapbook paper.
Don’t forget to cut the slit in the middle. This is used to secure the flap which holds the gift card in place.
Step 4: glue the tabs
Fold on the dotted lines and glue the tabs to create the gift card.
Slide in your gift card and you’re finished! Mail it, take it to a birthday party, or whatever you need to do to share your gift card.
What I love about these is that you can customize however you want. Choose your scrapbook paper, add embellishments, or wrap it in ribbons. Or all of the above.
I’d love to get your feedback. Leave your thoughts in the comments.
For previous craft projects, I’ve made different variations of gift card holders. If you like these better, follow the tutorial to make your own!