Custom Gift Card Wallet

A couple years back I was looking for a holiday gift for someone and I didn’t want to give the recipient cash as that seemed really impersonal – even though that’s really what she needed. So instead I thought to give her gift cards to various places that she could actually use. Some practical and some just for fun.


Since she wouldn’t have anything really to open and 7 gift cards don’t fit well into an envelope, I decided to make a custom gift card wallet.

This was actually really easy.

I basically just took different pieces of cardstock and wrapped them with fabric. To create the pockets, I just wrapped different layers of folded fabric around the cardstock. I used double sided tape to hold it all together.

I used my credit cards and other various cards to build the correct size. Then just replaced with the gift cards once I purchased them.

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Since there isn’t an area to write the amounts on all of the cards, I printed off small strips that had the amount and type of card on it and simply wrapped it around the edge of the card before slipping it into the pocket.

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I wrapped this gift card wallet like a present to present it to the recipient – that way she had something to open on Christmas morning – more than a card.

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She thought it was a fun treat. And the special “just for fun” gift cards forced her to spend at least a little of the money on something fun just for her.

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