Instead of trying to find a template or create one of my own for a pillow box or even just a fun envelope, I decided to simply print out two copies of a coffee cup digital stamp, cut it out and slide the gift card in. Easy peasy! Well, actually there were a few more steps than that.
I opened the digital stamp in Photoshop Elements, flattened it to a white background so that I could fill in the colors, and printed it on white card stock. Had I not been in such a rush, I could have fit all 4 cups on one 8.5x11 paper since each cup is about 3x5.
To create the holder, I cut each of the coffee cups out, leaving a wide border, and then snipped the lids off. I used washi tape to hold the top of the gift card to the lid and then laid the lid and cup on my spare coffee cup. I ran adhesive around the sides and bottom of the cup to make a pocket.
Once it was assembled, I wanted a way to easily pull the lid off of the cup and so I used a piece from the gift card packaging to make a little pull tab, or "stirrer". I cut a slit in the lid and slid my paper through and attached it with a little adhesive. I placed a mini flair on each cup and that was that! These coffee gift card holders are simple enough to make that if you needed several you could do it quickly and have a fun gift for all the coffee lovers in your life.
Don't be discouraged if you don't have Photoshop Elements, I've seen that there are ways to utilize your digital stamps with many types of programs, even word processing ones. A quick internet search should provide you how-to instructions.
In case you missed it on Instagram, here's a sneak peek of a little of what's been keeping me so busy lately. These flair, the Red Cup Season pictured above, and much, much more are coming your way November 2nd. Brandi and I will see you all then!
digital coffee cup stamp - Kellie Stamps
Red Cup Season (coming 11.2.15) and PSL mini flair - Feed Your Craft