How to Make Gift Card Sleeves for Christmas

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Learn how to make gift card sleeves for Christmas. These sleeves only take a few minutes to make. They’re made with scrapbook paper, which is available in so many fun patterns.

You might also like this printable gift card envelope template.

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Who doesn’t love giving (and getting) gift cards for special occasions?

But you can’t just give a naked gift card! Why not make gift card sleeves to make them look fancy?

DIY Gift Card Sleeves for Christmas

Supplies Needed:

Notes about Supplies

Scrapbook Paper

I love using scrapbook paper for projects because I’m obsessed with all of the beautiful patterns and designs.

There are plenty of Christmas patterns available, but don’t feel like you need to stick to the holiday designs. Have fun with it!

Scrapbook paper is the perfect weight for gift card holders because it’s heavy enough to be substantial but light enough to easily fold.


I used a glue stick, but you can use liquid glue if you want. Just use a tiny amount to avoid gluing the sleeve together.

Bone Folder

You don’t have to use a bone folder, but if you work with paper a lot, they’re super helpful to make crisp folds.

Plus you feel really fancy when you use one.


  1. Print the gift card sleeve template.scrapbook paper and printed template
  2. Use scissors to cut it out. template, scissors, and pink floral paper
  3. Trace the design onto scrapbook paper. tracing template onto paper
  4. Cut the design from the scrapbook paper.
  5. Mark the fold line on the back of the scrapbook paper. marking fold lines on paper
  6. Fold the flaps. I like to fold them against the edge of my table.
  7. Press the folded sleeve with a bone folder to get a crisp fold.folding paper with bone folder
  8. Add glue to the bottom and small side flap.gluing flaps on gift card envelope
  9. Fold the flaps shut.
  10. Let the glue dry.
  11. Insert gift card and give away!patterned gift card sleeves on patterned paper
colorful paper gift card sleeves with gift card

Download the Sleeve Template

All downloads are for personal use only. Please do not redistribute or sell files.

Print scaled to 100% for best results.

gift card sleeve template

Printable Gift Card Sleeve Template

Get an entire set of gift card envelope and sleeve cut files for just $3!

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This set contains 8 fun designs for the low price of $3.

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