Dec 19, 2020
Hey, crafty friends! It’s Heather here today! The holidays are quickly approaching (SO quickly!) and if you think and shop like I do, those last and hard to buy gifts are solved with buying gift cards! While I do love giving (and receiving!) gift cards, I think that a plain envelope can be a bit ho hum for this time of year. It’s time to dig into those crafty stashes and create something a bit more festive to package up those gift cards! You have some crafty time this weekend, right?
The TE Creative Team has you covered for gift card packaging inspiration today! We took a few TE products that are perfectly designed to create gift card packaging and got to work creating. Are you ready for the inspiration? Let’s scroll!
Make an adorable gift card holder with a pretty scalloped edge for any occasion with our Tag Pocket die. Simply cut out the shape and fold along the scored lines to make a pocket that’s the perfect size for holding cash, gift cards, candy or love notes.
Melody Rupple used the Tag Pocket die to create this adorable pair of tag pockets for packaging gift cards. The bases of the tags are stenciled using the Mini Slim – Candy Cane Stripes stencil with Cherry Pop and Cilantro inks. Each tag features a cute Santa from the St. Nick Background Cling & Clear Combo set (+ coordinating die) and sentiments from the Pennant Parade – Christmas stamp set. How cute would these be hanging in a Christmas tree?
Natasha Valkovskaya created a gift card pocket with a frosty look by using an icy blue color theme. She used the Mini Slim – Candy Cane Stripes stencil to add the pattern to the inside of the Tag Pocket die cut and stamped the front using the Endless Evergreens stamp. The sentiment is from the Gus & Gertie Holiday Adventure stamp set and Natasha added a few more frosty touches with a sparkly silver bow and silver drip drops.
Jill Hawkins used the Tag Pocket die to create a holiday thank you gift. Her pocket is die cut from Toffee cardstock and stamped with the Jolly Holly Background Cling & Clear Combo set using Sugar Cube ink for the main image and Cherry Pop, Cilantro, and Granny Smith for the fill colors. The die cut ‘thanks’ (this die was a TE freebie you may have received in an order and not available to purchase) is glittered with Stickles Moon Dust glitter gel for extra sparkle and shine. Tying this tag onto a sweet treat would make this thank you gift extra special!
TE’s Mitten Garland die set is a fun way to make seasonal crafts. String several of the mittens together to make a garland, or use them individually as gift card holders or personalized gift tags. Set includes the mitten base, a cuff and a snowflake and “Be Merry” die for decoration.
Latisha Yoast created a pocket using the Mitten Garland to tuck a gift card, cash, or other small gift into. She layered the bottom part of the mitten, adding adhesive just around the edges, to create the pocket. I like how Latisha used the patterned paper to cut out the snowflakes for a bright and colorful look!
Annette Allen created a cute shaped mitten card using the Mitten Garland die. To create a shaped card, fold your cardstock and then make sure to slide the folded edge inside the die design so it doesn’t get cut when it’s run through the die cut machine. There are so many different die shapes that you could try this out with! The front of the mitten card is stenciled with the Hot Spots stencil using Golden Crystal glimmer paste and the snowflakes are die cut from glitter cardstock. Annette created a pocket inside of the card using the mitten cuff die in the set that is the perfect size to tuck a gift card into!
TE’s Hinged Tin is a shiny silver craft tin that you will love to decorate! Perfectly sized to hold gift cards, jewelry, candy and more, these boxes are ready to be embellished for cute, customized gifting!
Easily customize our Hinged Tin with the On Display Tin Insert die set. The die will cut and score the cardstock of your choice to complement the cover of your tin and, when folded, will add some impressive dimension to whatever you tuck inside. Special dies to display jewelry – from necklaces and bracelets to earrings made with our Designer Dangles dies (sold separately) – are included, as well as fun “to” and “from” dies in two different fonts.
This gift card holder created with the hinged tin is by me (Heather Nichols). I made a wrap to go around the outside of the tin using a strip of Cherry Pop cardstock that is stenciled the Mini Slim – On the Dot stencil in Mulled Wine ink. Inside the tin is the insert die cut with the On Display Tin Insert die so that the gift card has something to sit on. I tied a red ribbon around the tin and topped it off with a cute tag that features the happy tree and sentiment from the Jolly Holidays stamp set.
Get ready to make stunning gift card holders that look like tiny presents with our Pretty Package die set! This one-of-a-kind set cuts out all the pieces you need to fold and assemble custom gift card holders for birthdays, holidays, weddings, graduations and more!
Laurie Willison wrapped up her gift card in the perfect holiday package created with the Pretty Package die collection. Red glitter cardstock is the perfect festive look for the holidays on the bow and box top on the gift. Laurie decorated the front of the present with a scalloped layer, the ‘jingle all the way’ sentiment from the Handlettered Holiday 2 stamp set, and a cute Santa from the St. Nick Background Cling & Clear Combo set (+ coordinating die).
Everyone loves giving and receiving gift cards and cash, and there’s an easy way to incorporate them into your handmade cards! TE’s Gift Card Pop Up die is designed to create a frame for a standard-sized gift card that attaches to the inside of your cards and pops open to present your gift when the lucky recipient opens it!
Kavya created a cute Christmas card using the Fluffy Friends – Holiday stamp set and then continued the design inside along with the Gift Card Pop Up die cut to hold the gift card I love how the polar bear is sledding down the slope on the pop up! The backgrounds on both the front in side of the card feature snowflakes created with the Let it Snow Layered Stencil set and the sentiments are from the On the Block – Merry (+ coordinating die) and Tag Team – Christmas stamp sets.
Kevin Bray took the images from the Big Grumpy – Christmas stamp set and created a card… without Big Grumpy! (Don’t tell him…!) The Gift Card Pop Up is added into the card using the same color cardstock as the card base for a classy, clean look and Kevin added sentiments to the card front and inside from the Pretty Package – Holiday Tags stamp set.
Gayatri Murali created this Christmas card using the Seasonal Sprig stamp set, coloring the images and background on the front of the card with watercolors. She repeated just the outline images to bring the design to the inside of the card where the Gift Card Pop Up die cut is added. Gayatri added lots of sparkle and shine to her card with red glitter cardstock to hold the gift card and gold drip drops on the front of the card.
That wraps up the gift card packaging ideas I have to share with you today. If you don’t have time to create for this year’s holiday gifts, tuck these ideas away for the future. So many of these ideas will also work for other occasions by swapping out colors and/or sentiments! I will have more last minute holiday ideas coming your way this next week, so make plans to tune into the TE blog to see what else the TE Creative Team has been up to – I can’t wait to share!
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