Grab a FREE coffee cup gift card holder template PDF to cut with scissors and also a FREE coffee cup SVG file to cut out with a Cricut. Perfect coffee gift!
People love their coffee, don’t they? Giving a gift of a coffee gift card is probably the easiest and most universally loved gift.
You could give a coffee gift card to friends, teachers, mail carriers, Amazon drivers, DMV employees… really anyone would love it! And I’m sure the small gesture will cause the corner of the recipient’s mouth to arch up into a big appreciative smile whether it’s on Christmas or any other random time of the year.
But if you’re like me, simply handing someone a gift card (or leaving it anonymously!) by itself isn’t very fun. I have to dress it up and make a boring gift card look a little cuter. Who’s with me?
In the past, I made a 3D coffee cup but it doesn’t fit into an envelope. And I think one of the cutest ways to give a Starbucks gift card is on a paper coffee cup that opens up with the gift card. So a coffee cup gift card holder is exactly what I have for you today!
Since I know not all of you have Cricut machines, I have two different coffee cup gift card holder templates. One is a coffee cup template PDF printable and the other is a free coffee cup gift card holder SVG file that you can cut out with an electronic cutting machine.
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- white cardstock
- brown or other color cardstock
- double-sided tape or tape glider or glue sticks
- coffee gift card
- coffee cup template (see below)
- Cricut (optional)
I have a video tutorial on how to put together the coffee cup gift card holder template PDF together so make sure to watch it at the top or the side (sometimes it moves around!).
Putting together this free gift card holder is pretty quick and straight forward. Download the coffee cup gift card holder template below. There will be three different pages of images.
The first page should be printed on a brown or green cardstock, or whatever you want the contrasting color to be. Alternatively, you could color it if you have to print it on white cardstock.
The seconds two pages should be printed on white cardstock. You might need all of the pieces if you don’t want to attach the coffee sleeve on the back or the circle on the front. If you want to add the name of the coffee store to the front of the coffee cup, stop and grab one of their coffee sleeves as I did at Starbucks.
Once the coffee cup files are printed, cut all of the pieces along the black lines.
Then glue or tape on the pieces to the top of the lid (brown piece).
Then attach the coffee gift card with removable double-sided tape to the rectangle at the bottom of the lid piece.
Now you are going to attach the front and back of the coffee cup together. The front and back are slightly different since they are mirror images of each other. I taped the side without any of the black outline because I knew that was the inside.
You want the gift card to slide in and out of the cup so tape only the two sides and bottom edges of the cups. Do not tape the top or the middle!
Stick the front and back of the coffee cup together. Now the gift card should slide in and out of the coffee mug.
Now you have two different options. If you have a Starbucks coffee sleeve, you can glue that on to the front of the coffee cup (and around the back to if you want.)
Or use the brown pieces that you cut out from the PDF file and glue them on the front and back.
Then you can write “Thank You” or a different message on the circle cutout. Or you can use a stamp or even find a design online that you like.
Glue the white circle on top and you are all done!
To download and print out the PDF version of the coffee gift card holder, click below.
Cricut Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Tutorial
After you upload it into Cricut Design Space, it will look like this on a canvas. Leave it the size it is! This size fits a coffee gift card perfectly.
You can choose to cut the pieces out of any color you want. Use some patterned cardstock to jazz them up!
I clicked on images and then in the search bar typed in “Thank You”. This is where I found the blue one and the wording.
You can also click the filter icon on the right and check FREE to see what kind of free cut files Cricut Access is offering. They change periodically so they will be different depending on when you are checking.
When you bring a file onto a canvas that you want to print, make sure to change the Operation to Print.
Then to have it only cut around the outer edges, click on FLATTEN on the bottom right.
You’ll see the layers panel now has one single Cut/Print line for the image.
To have just text cut out on a circle, I first turned the circle on my canvas to white (so it won’t print on white cardstock).
Then I centered the words Thank You over the circle, used my cursor to put a box around both of them, and then clicked on FLATTEN.
You’ll see all the outlines disappear and it will change to a print file. You’ll also notice that it turns into one Cut/Print line of the layers panel as the other one did.
Once you have the tags designed, click on Make It (after you’ve saved it!).
The Prepare screen will show you the print then cut screen. It will always be an 8.5 x 11 inch paper. It will group as many print images as it can.
When you click the continue screen it will have you send it to your printer. I printed mine on white 8.5×11 inch cardstock then applied it to a standard grip Cricut mat.
Set your machine to the proper material setting (I used 60 lb cardstock) and load it into the machine when you are prompted.
The Cricut will scan the black rectangle lines around the images first and then it will cut out the circles. It takes a little longer than a standard cut because of this.
After it cuts, unload the mat and pull off the extra.
Then the Cricut will move on to the other mats. I used white to cut the front and back of the coffee cup and dark grey for the pull out card.
Then to make the coffee sleeve pop out I used corrugated cardboard. Use the drop-down setting menu to find the cut setting.
The process of putting the design together is similar to above. First, use a glue stick or double-sided tape and tape down the coffee lid pieces.
Figure out which sides go together, they are slightly different. It really isn’t noticeable if you glue them the wrong way though!
Then apply double-sided tape to just the two side and bottom EDGES of the coffee cup. The lid with the gift card will insert from the top so you don’t want the top or middle of the cup glued down.
Put the front and back of the coffee together.
Then glue on the corrugated cardboard and the sentiment on top.
Use removable double-sided tape to attach the gift card and insert the lid into the coffee cup pocket.
That’s it! You can put it in an envelope or just hand it to anyone who can use a little extra coffee in their life!
Or give it to your teacher with a personalized Starbucks cup!
As a reminder, all of my FREE SVG files are for personal use only and not for commercial use. Please click here to purchase a commercial license if you want to use the files for commercial purposes such as to sell items for your small business.
Sometimes the file will look blurry when you first open it, but once you download it, the SVG will open up clearly.
If it doesn’t automatically download, you might need to right-click on it and Save As. If you need additional help, make sure to check out my post on how to download and upload files to CDS.
Or check out my Cricut Design Space 101 series for even more tutorials.
Here are some free printable directions on the coffee cup gift holder too. If you liked this tutorial, I’d love if you could give it a star rating below!
- Glue stick or double sided tape
- Corrugated cardboard (optional)
- Scissors or Cricut
- Download the FREE coffee cup SVG or PDF file from the blog post.
- Print the PDF on white and brown cardstock, then cut around the black lines. Or cut the SVG file out of cardstock and corrugated cardboard.
- Glue the lid pieces to the lid.
- Apply glue or double-sided tape to the outside edge of the two sides and bottom of one of the coffee cups and glue on the backside. Leave the top and middle of the cup open.
- Write or stamp a sentiment on the circle.
- Glue on the sleeve and circle.
- Use removable double-sided tape to attach the gift card to the pull-out piece.
- Insert the lid piece and gift the coffee cup gift card holder to someone!
See the post to download the free gift card holder template PDF and/or the free SVG file.
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Who are you going to give the gift of coffee too? I also have a few other printable teacher appreciation cards for different kinds of gift cards.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!