I’m one of those people that know I have to give the teachers a present or take a gift to a birthday party but still waits until the VERY last minute to get a card and present.
A few weeks ago both boys got invited to birthday parties on the same weekend…one on Saturday and one on Sunday. I totally put buying a present (I pretty much always do a gift card for kids) until an hour before the party.
So I swing by Target on the way to the party on Saturday and we totally make it just fine…BUT I realize that I forgot to get two gift cards and have to do the exact same thing on Sunday before the second party. UGH!
About a month ago I found the coolest little contraption…it’s an envelope punch board. Today I’ll show you how to use this baby so you always have one on hand and it doesn’t look like you’ve forgotten and had to swing by Target on the way to a party!
Make a Gift Card Envelope
This puppy is the coolest thing. You can make pretty much any sized envelope you want.
I went to Hobby Lobby one day when they had their scrapbooking paper on sale for 50% off and bought a ton of it. Then I pulled out my envelope punch board and made gift card envelopes from various papers (birthday, Star Wars, Christmas) so that I have them ready when needed.
So here’s how it works.
Using a paper cutter, cut your paper into a 5″ x 5″ square.
Put your paper on the 2″ mark on the envelope punch board. Then punch and score your paper (use the little knife looking thingy and run it lightly down the paper in the indented spot on the board).
Rotate your paper 90 degrees and line up your score line with the little leg that is sticking out. Then punch and score that side. Do this on the next 2 sides.
Then place each corner into the reverse side of the punch to round the corners.
Cut about a 1/4″ off one of the corners…that is now the bottom flap.
Fold the paper on all the score lines. Put glue on the bottom outside of the two side flaps and glue the bottom flap up onto them.
Now all you need is the gift card!
Hope this helps you be a little more prepared for the next time you need to give a gift card (don’t forget the teachers).
Have you ever made your own envelopes?