So here we arrive at my idea of a "Universal Gift Card". Simply put, this is a fun little gag gift taking a stab back at those companies that take advantage of us (and not ALL gift cards fall into this category, but most of the ones that I've received do).
This simple idea includes a printable template to give the ultimate gift card that never expires, has no maintenance fees or service charges, and everyone loves - CASH!
Step 1: Gather the Materials
- 8.5 x 11 white paper. I recommend a 110 lb card stock such as the one found here on Amazon.com. If you don't have card stock, plain paper will work but the end result will be flimsy and not really feel as much like a gift card as the card stock will.
- Glue Stick
- Sharp utility or hobby knife (optional, but recommended)
Step 2: Print the Template
This template includes a gift-card sized envelop to hold your cash and an optional gift card to include a personal message if desired.
I purposely made this template generic so it could be used for any occasion.
By request, I have also included a blank template so that you can design your own card if desired.
Step 3: Cut Out
Step 4: Score & Fold
Fold each flap of the envelope tightly. Do the same with the note card, folding it in half.
Step 5: Glue the Envelope
Step 6: Add the Gift!
As an added touch, use Google to find a fun way to fold your money before adding it. One of my personal favorites is the money t-shirt fold!