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{Free Printable} Graduation Gift Card says “Your Future is Bright”

This free graduation gift card holder is the perfect way to tell graduate the future is bright!

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With vibrant blue and gold artwork, this gift card holder is as bright as graduate’s future. Deliver the gift card with a few other things that are bright such as lemon drop candies, a new pair of sunglasses or a desk lamp graduate can take to college. Designed to perfectly match a Visa gift card, this free printable puts the spark into the perfect graduation gift because it can be redeemed wherever Visa debit cards are accepted.

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Order Gift Card and Download Printable

To make this fun graduation gift, download the free printable gift card holder of your choice. The flat holder matches the predesigned Visa gift card that reads “Your Future Looks Bright.” The folded gift card holder matches as well, but it can also easily be used to hold graduate’s favorite store gift card or a restaurant gift card. Decide which gift card you want to give graduate and then pick the holder accordingly.

Order Future’s So Bright Visa Gift Card

Download Free Matching Future’s So Bright Flat Gift Card Holder

Download Free Matching Future’s So Bright Folded Gift Card Holder

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Print and Cut

After downloading the “Your Future Looks Bright” holder of your choice, print it on a color printer using “best quality” and “actual size” settings. (Do not select “shrink to fit” or any other setting that will change the size of the printed .pdf image.) White, card stock paper measuring 8-1/2″ x 11″ works best. Cut the holder with a paper cutter using the trim marks as a guide.

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Craft the Flat Holder

The flat gift card holder can be presented as soon as the gift card is attached to it. To add a little pop, I mounted this flat holder onto a piece of black card stock paper that I had in my craft closet. Then I punched a hole into the top and strung a piece of grosgrain ribbon through the hole. This way you can attach the gift card holder to that desk lamp you bought graduate for his new dorm room. (Sometimes I add stickers to the gift card holder. Other times I get really daring and add embellishments to the gift card itself! With this gift card holder, I might add some gold glitter to those light bulbs next time.)

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Make the Folded Holder

If you look at the printed side of the folded gift card holder, you’ll see that the card should be folded where the blue print meets the white space. For this folded holder, I also added some black card stock to create some depth and interest. Although the fold lines are visible on the printed side, I always score card stock before folding it so the creases look professional. To score the card on the opposite side, I measure the card first. For me, the fold lines are at the 3″ and 6-1/4″ marks. (Measure your card to be sure you have the same measurements.)

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Using a bone folder (or another semi-sharp tool you have around the house like the back of a butter knife or the edge of the plastic gift card), score the paper on the fold lines using a ruler as your guide.

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Fold the gift card holder as shown so it makes a little pocket, perfectly sized to hold the gift card of your choosing. Using double-sided tape or a glue stick, seal the edges of the gift card pocket, then put the gift card inside. Write a personal note in the space above the card.

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With the folded gift card holder, other gift cards graduate likes fit perfectly inside. Thinking like a kid (of all ages), I’m guessing gift cards to buy technology are other ways to make the future so bright. Best Buy,, Target, Staples and the cell phone service provider are all great choices.

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Send it in the Mail

Future-Looks-BrightIf you want to congratulate graduate on a bright future but don’t have time for crafting or aren’t able to attend the party in person, let us send the graduation gift card for you. Simply order the Graduation Future’s so Bright Visa gift card and select the standard greeting card option. Take a moment to personalize each with graduate’s name and a special message. Tell us where to send the card and we’ll take care of the rest!

More on Pinterest

For more free printable gift card holders, check out the free prints page or follow Gift Card Girlfriend on Pinterest. If you use this printable, send me a link to your page in the comments below or contact me on Twitter (@GCGirlfriend). I want to see what inspires you.

Happy Gift Carding!

~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend

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