Make your own gift card this holiday season with a snowflake design and warmest wishes greeting. Free printable gift card holder available.
Make Your Own MasterCard Gift Card
This is one of my favorite gift card deliveries to make. Fill a mug with all the fixings for a delicious hot chocolate drink and tuck a gift card right into the middle of it. This snowflake gift card design is perfect for a MasterCard gift card. I hope both gift card and the gift card holder will fill the recipient with holiday cheer.
Just a quick note. I found this sweater mug at a dollar store so it hardly cost a thing. If you cannot find one at your local store, look online. I put the term “sweater mug” into a Google search and found several options.
Below are the steps you will need to make this deliciously heart-warming homemade Mastercard Gift Card.
1. Order MasterCard Gift Card and Download Printable
Knowing the people have different preferences when it comes to delivering gift cards, I try to provide a few choices. Below you will find instructions for making a foldable gift card holder, a flat, cardlike holder and a traditional greeting card that you can order online. Choose one that works for you.
Order: MasterCard Gift Card
Download: Flat Snowflake Gift Card Holder
Download: Folded Snowflake Gift Card Holder
If you prefer to just deliver the gift card in a matching greeting card, without all the craft work, then simply select the matching greeting card when you buy the gift card online.
2. Print the Holders
After downloading the holder you want, 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.
For the flat snowflake printable, I simply punched a hole through the top, strung gold twine through the opening, and added a gold snowflake embellishment. I attached the snowflake gift card using a raised foam adhesive strip for a three-dimensional effect. This gift card holder would make a fun gift card ornament on a gift card tree or gift card wreath.
3. Make the Folded Gift Card Holder
If you look at the printed side of the folded printable holder, you’ll see that the paper should be folded where the snowflake design meets the white space. The fold lines are at the 3″ and 6-1/4″ marks. Using a pencil, mark the back side (white side) of the carrier at those same measurements.
4. Score the Folded Holder
If you try to fold card stock paper without scoring it first, you are likely to get a fat fold line that goes off course. If you score the card stock first, however, the fold will be easy, straight and look very professional. Using a ruler, score the card stock and fold it accordingly.
5. Add the Gift Card
When the card is folded, use tape or glue to seal the sides of the bottom flap, creating a little pocket to hold a card, cash or a check. When I made the “Extra Dough” printable, I used washi tape to hold the pocket in place. You can try that here as well. The more time and effort you take, the more personal the gift card becomes, in my opinion.
6. Tuck the Card into the Mug
Now all you have to do is put the gift card holder into the mug. As you can see in the pictures below, I put this gift together a couple of different ways. I put the gift card into the mug by itself, I put the folded gift card holder into the mug along with the hot chocolate supplies and I also left the flat gift card holder on its own. Super easy.
Warmest Wishes Greeting Card
If you do not have time to make your own gift card holder, but still want to deliver a homemade MasterCard gift card, then select the matching greeting card when you order the gift card. This is also the easiest, fastest way to send a gift card. You can customize the gift card, select the matching greeting card, and we will send your gift directly to the recipient. Warm wishes for everyone!
To get the matching greeting card, order the snowflake gift card and select the matching snowflake greeting card carrier. Write “WARMEST WISHES” on the card’s embossed message line and include a similar sentiment on the carrier’s custom greeting.
Get More Ideas
For more free printable gift card holders, check out the free prints page or follow Gift Card Girlfriend on Pinterest. Since you can put any design you want on a gift card (within reason), the ways to make gift cards magical is endless. I hope you will find one you enjoy.
If you use this printable, send me a link to your page in the comments below or send me a message on Twitter (@GCGirlfriend) so I can check it out!
Happy Gift Carding!
~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend