Easy DIY Gift Card Sleeve

Looking for a fun and easy way to package a gift card? We can help!

Whether it’s the holidays or any other gift-giving occasion, gift cards continue to be popular to give and fun to receive—especially when they’re presented in an “out-of-the-ordinary” way.  

In today’s video, Julie transforms an ordinary A-2 card into an elegant gift card sleeve.  They’re easy to make with a few score lines and a couple of snips and if you need to follow a sketch, Julie has drawn up a PDF you can download.


  • Although you can use a scoring board, a straight edge ruler and a craft knife, using a straight blade trimmer that comes with a scoring blade, like the Fiskars 12” Paper Trimmer helps speed the whole process up because you don’t need to switch tools.
  • No time to color?  Clear emboss your images onto a colored card stock for an easy elegant look!
  • A Teflon Bone folder helps create crisp folds along your score lines and doesn’t leave a shine on the paper.
  • Due to varying paper thicknesses/weights, you may have to trim the interior sliding panel once you’ve assembled the sleeve, to make sure it slides in and out easily and doesn’t cause the sleeve to buckle.


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  • Reply Maureen Reiss October 28, 2019 at 7:54 am


  • Reply Carla G Hundley October 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Have never seen one made
    with an actual card base! Looks
    amazing and so easy. Thanks
    for the template also.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Helen Budz October 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Gift card holders are always useful, so thanks for sharing this design…and the download template.

  • Reply GiniK November 1, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Of all the gift card holders I’ve made through the years, this one looks like the easiest to make, give, and use! Thanks, Julie, for such a great idea!

  • Reply On My Desk or In My Heart November 1, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I will be making these!

  • Reply lisas November 3, 2019 at 9:55 am

    JULIE!!! This is awesome!! Thanks for the great idea! And totally agree about the rose gold — I’ve been all over that lately too!

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