Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY Gift Card Envelopes

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Have you ever read the Love Languages book?  I have.  I think my primary love language is "acts of service".  In other words, Mr. Hoff if you help me out around the house, I will love you forever. :)
My love language is definitely not receiving gifts.  If my husband gave me a piece of jewelery, I'd want to return it to get a new counter top or a nice piece of furniture...
This may be the reason why I stink at giving gifts. I don't know what people want, and I would love to give them a gift card so that they can be very happy.  Happier than they would be if I tried to pick out a gift for them.

Sorry, it's just how I feel.  I can't help it.
You know what I can do though?  I can make you a super-cute gift card envelope to make your gift card more personal.
I downloaded this handy gift card envelope template here.
1.  My goal was not to spend any money on this project, so I only used materials I already had including this scrap booking paper.
2.  I traced the template onto the paper.
3.  I used a ruler to mark straight lines where I would need to fold.  Then I used a scoring tool to make the folds nice and neat.
4.  I dabbed hot glue along the folded edges, then closed the envelope up. 
The decorating of the envelopes just kind of came to me while I was looking at all of my embellishments.  There's no wrong way to decorate them!
 Cuties!  I think my favorite is the reindeer.  He looks a little loopy with those googley eyes.  I know just who's gift card to put in there...kidding. :)
Have a good Tuesday!


  1. Thank you for sharing this April! Your's look great. I understand what you are saying regarding love languages-and I find I am the same way! I'm giving several gift cards as gifts and this will be a super cute way to package them.
    I found your blog via Someday Crafts and have already seen so many great projects on it! I'm following you now and can't wait to see your future posts! -Meg

  2. Thanks Megan! I'm glad I'm not the only one! :)

  3. These are so cute--especially the one with the reindeer ears and google eyes. I'd love to have you stop by my weekly link party and link this up.

    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'll do just that! :)

  4. These are precious. what a great way to personalize an otherwise somewhat impersonal gift... :)
    Great thinking! Excellent execution!

    hugs x

  5. These are so cute! We give gift cards too, these will add a nice touch. Thanks for posting.

  6. Gifts I loved your blog post.Really looking forward to read more.

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  8. So cute..!! its helping me a lot for making my own Gift card printing