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Decorative Gift Card Envelopes

Published: December 19, 2012

I like to send a thank-you card and my business card or magnet with orders I send out, and these are perfect. You could also use these little gift card envelopes to adorn your holiday packages.

Decorative Gift Card Envelopes


  • 8 ½” x 11″ paper (I used regular 20-pound copy paper.)
  • Wax paper
  • Glue stick
  • Cup of your favorite brew (This craft is addictive, so you might be here awhile.)


  • Cutting mat or ruler
  • Paper cutter
  • Edge punch (The one I used is from the Martha Stewart line.)


  1. Cut your sheet of paper into quarters (each will now be 4.25″ x 5.5″).
  2. Cutting paper for Decorative Gift Card Envelope

  3. Using the edge of your cutting mat for sizing (or a ruler) fold short edges so that they overlap in the center and width is reduced to 2.5″.
  4. Folded paper for Decorative Gift Card Envelope

  5. With wax paper underneath to protect your work surface, run a glue stick down top overlap edge, and bottom long edge. Fold short overlap edges to center, and then fingerpress to secure glued edges.
  6. Folded paper and glue stick for Decorative Gift Card Envelope

  7. Now fold bottom edge up about a half inch, run glue along the inside, and press to secure.
  8. Decorative Gift Card Envelope paper and glue stick

  9. All that is left to do now is edge punch the open end of your envelope through both layers at once.
  10. Decorative Gift Card Envelope and cut tool

    Voila! You will probably want to make a bunch because they are easy and fun, and they look fab!

    Decorative Gift Card Envelope and cut tool

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