Shaped like a coffee cup, this “Thanks a Latte” gift card holder is the perfect way to deliver a gift for coffee lovers.
“Gifting Made Easy” by Gift Card GirlfriendCoffee shop gift cards such as Starbucks, Panera Bread and Caribou are some of the most popular gift cards you can give–especially for thank you gifts or impromptu “just because” gifts. After we got done making the “Teacher Appreciation” Latte gift card holder, it just seemed too easy to get a little more creative and turn the holder into an actual latte cup. So that’s what we did. Whether you like the flat version or the cup holder, the downloads and instructions below are all you need to get to work.
Below are the instructions for making the coffee cup gift card holder. (If you want instructions for making the flat gift card holder, follow along on the “Key Ring Full of Gift Cards for Teacher” blog post.) Of course, any gift card will work, but a restaurant that sells lattes will be especially appropriate.
“Thanks a Latte” Cup-Shaped Gift Card Holder
“Thanks a Latte” Folded Gift Card Holder
Print and Cut
After downloading the “Latte Cup” gift card holder, 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, following the outline of the cup.
Score the Gift Card Holder
To turn this cup into a thankful cup of gratitude, you simply need to fold it in half. It’s just one fold, but I find that card stock folds easier when scored first. Using a ruler and 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 along cup’s midpoint.
Attach the Gift Card
There are a number of ways to attach a gift card to the inside of the latte cup. You could use double-sided tape, glue dots or a quick swipe of a glue stick–just be careful not to damage the magnetic stripe on the back of the card. For this gift card holder, I used photo corners.
And there you go! Tie the holder together with a little baker’s twine, tape it or just tuck the faux cup into an actual cup.
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Happy Gift Carding!
~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend