Cardmaking, Packaging

3 Ways To Package A Gift Card

Gift cards make such fabulous Christmas gifts but they need a little festive wrapping and if you are looking for ideas, we can help!

We are so happy to have Adelina here today with 3 fantastic ideas on how to use your cardmaking supplies to create adorable gift card packaging!

I really like the elegant look of combining red, black and white for the holidays. The red and white striped paper from The Holiday Collection paper pad by Avery Elle is providing the pop of color for these fun gift packaging ideas.

This first project features a free treat bag template that was shared here on the blog back in August. I combined some twine with a tag and the bear from the Animal Box Topper dies to create this elegant gift card package. This packaging idea allows you to include not only the gift card but a tiny treat for your recipient. 

TIP: Try playing around with cardstock colors for the animal topper. Kraft paper with black and white cardstock is another elegant color combo for the holidays

The Parcel Box die is one of my favorites for giving gift cards. The options for this packaging die are endless, so combining it with the Animal Box Topper was so fun. This project comes together very quickly. If you’re ever in a pinch, this is a great “go-to” option for packaging a gift card. I simply punched holes in the back and tied it with some twine instead of using the included box closure options.

TIP: The Parcel Box die measures 6-1/8″ on it’s widest side. Center it on any of your 6×6 patterned paper pads and that missing 1/8″ will not affect your overall design at all. Pair some patterned paper with any word dies you have in your stash and you’ve got a really quick gift card package that packs a real visual punch!

This last clean and simple design incorporates the tiny houses from the EBE Home & Hearth die set. I die cut them from that same red and white striped paper and placed them on some 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock. I wanted some additional contrast on this card, so I pulled out some black star sequins. These tiny black sequins are always stunning on a white background. 

TIP:Try doing a monochromatic layout with these dies. Try the Parcel Box die in white with the Home & Hearth houses in white. Finish it off with a sentiment in black for a housewarming gift! Any solid colored combo would look great!

Here’s a process video to show you how I created these projects…


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1 Comment

  • Reply runpaperscissors November 17, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Ooh, I actually have those home and hearth dies! I love the idea of cutting them out of patterned paper! Thank you so much for some really fun ideas! 🙂

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