Supersize or regular? This free printable Valentine’s Day gift card holder is perfect for the Latte Lover on your list.
“Gifting Made Easy” by Gift Card GirlfriendI’ve made hundreds of gift card printables over the years, all using a fairly consistent process. So I don’t know what got into me when I printed out this Valentine’s Day gift card holder, but I am hooked! It’s so simple. I printed the regular holder on nice, white cardstock as usual. Then suddenly (trust me…this is crazy thinking), I got the idea to supersize the cup. (Why didn’t I think of it before?) In addition to the “I like you a Latte” gift card holder printed on standard letter-size paper, I printed the same set of gift card holders onto cardstock measuring 11 x 17 inches. I love it so much, it might be hard to go back to the smaller size paper after this. (Come to think of it…I bet people buying the real cups say they same thing after making the jump from Grande to Venti!) But I’ll let you be the judge. Below you’ll find just one printable to download, but the pictures show it printed both ways so you can see the size difference. I hope you like it a “latte.”
Order Gift Card and Download Valentine PrintablesThere’s no matching gift card to go with this printable, but that’s ok. I think we all know which gift card works best–a Starbucks Coffee gift card. You can order one online, pick one up at the grocery store or shop for it at one of the hundreds of locations. Now you just need the holder.
Order a Starbucks Coffee Gift Card
Print and CutFor the smaller sized gift card holder (original size), download the 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 inches works best. Each printable comes with three sleeves that say, “I Like you a LATTE,” “You MOCHA me very happy” and “You PERK me up!” For the larger sized gift card holder, the instructions are the same except you can select 11 x 17 inches paper and check the “Sized to fit” box (or whatever the setting is on your printer that will stretch the image to fit the size of the paper.) Cut out the cups and the sleeves you want to use. You can print several copies as needed.
Make the Sleeves
While folding the sleeve is probably pretty self-explanatory, I do have one tip. Using a ruler and a bone folder (or another semi-sharp tool you have around the house), score the paper before folding it. Score the sleeve at the flap and at the point where the sleeve will be folded in half.Fold the sleeve on the lines that you scored and secure together with tape or glue. Then simply slide the sleeve onto the cup. Put the gift card into the sleeve! So cute. Make the remaining sleeves.
Crafty TouchesAt this point, the “Mocha, Latte, Perk” gift card holders are done. If you want to spend a couple extra minutes, however, I promise you the effort will be well worth it. I used decorative tape to turn the “Latte” sleeve into a gift card pouch. I added a layer of scrapbook paper to the “Perk” sleeve to give that one a little extra pop. And I tied some twine to the “Mocha” sleeve to give it some dimension. I would love to see what else you come up with! Next I put the Starbucks Coffee gift cards into each little pouch and secured them with decorative tape and twine.
Supersize the HolderHere’s a picture to compare the differences in cup size. The smaller cup (let’s call it Grande), is made from the 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper. The sleeve holds the Starbucks Coffee gift card, but you can see both the top and the bottom of the card. So you’ll want to adhere the card to the holder for safe keeping. That can be done with tape or glue dots, or you can turn the sleeve itself into a pocket by sealing the bottom of the sleeve. The larger cup (Venti) is made from the 11 x 17 inch paper. The instructions for making it are the same. The Starbucks Coffee gift card also fits into the sleeve, but the larger sleeve holds the card in its entirety. I added washi tape in this example to show that the card should be secured and turning the sleeve into a pocket is the easiest way. The color difference between the two examples is a result of the paper used. I printed these cards at Staples. The smaller gift card holder is printed on bright white card stock with a little bit of gloss. The larger one is printed on standard matte card stock. This is a super simple, last-minute Valentine’s Day gift. Download the print, run to the store and buy a card (or order one online using the link above) and you’re all done! Though designed to be lovey dovey, you could certainly give this Valentine’s Day gift card to a teacher, a friend or one of your kids. It’s lovey, but not too mushy. I guess you could say that it fits just right. Enjoy!
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Happy Gift Carding!
~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend