Color Inspiration: DIY Gift Card Envelope

Designer Cathe Holden often posts wonderful how-to projects on her blog Just Something I Made. This delightful gift card/cash envelope is made from a vintage-style popcorn bag.

color palette

While this color palette is certainly carnival inspired, the other elements in the image soften the palette and make is appropriate for other applications. (You can download the color palette as an Adobe .ase file.)

color palette

Can you believe how many options are available for gift cards? Our local grocery store has what seems to be hundreds of options, from clothing stores to online music downloads to restaurants. Often, gift cards are the best choice when you’re in a rush to grab a gift on-the-go or for those difficult to buy for recipients. Even though you can tuck a gift card into a greeting card, it’s nice to have a thoughtful, handmade way to present the card as well. Many stores offer gift card envelopes and boxes but with very minimal supplies, you can craft your own unique packaging! I recommend making multiple envelopes at one time with various papers to keep on hand for future uses. Here are instructions for making your own gift card envelopes.

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