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Gift card gift box with bow

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Gift card gift box with bow

Giving a gift card can be such a flat experience. Those small gift card envelopes don’t look like much, do they?

I want to share how to make a sweet little gift box that perfectly fits a gift card inside, suspended in midair it seems all due to some magic cardstock wizardry.

A bit heavy on the hyperbole, but don’t you kinda want to see how to do that?

Here is how.


Decide what color the box, lid and bow should be and cut them out of cardstock. I made the boxes one color and the lid/bow another color. You can download the files below both as SVG and PDF.

Some of the files have score lines, so be sure to check out this tutorial on how to set those files up and insert the score pen into your Cricut before cutting. The score lines go on the inside of the fold and therefore the pretty side of the paper should be put face down onto the mat.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Fold along the score lines. The score lines should go on the inside of the fold.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Glue all flaps and assemble the box.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

The center of both sets of three score lines has to be folded the opposite way, so first fold the way you normally would, then fold the two center lines the opposite way. It should look like the picture below. Then on the back put glue between the two sets of score lines. Pinch the folds while the glue sets up.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Now you can test out inserting your gift card or wad of cash or whatever you are going to put in there. Then glue the insert into the bottom of the box so it doesn't come flying out when the recipient tears out your gift card with excitement. If you insert the gift card after you put in the insert, be prepared to do some finagling depending on the stiffness of your cardstock. I made the slits tight so the card doesn't fall out.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Next cut out the lid and the bow pieces in your preferred color. I think it looks really great with the bow and lid in the same color, but hey, be adventurous.

Fold the lid along the score lines.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Then glue the flaps and make the lid. Check that it fits. It should fit if you didn't change the size of the box.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

On to the bow. The bow consists of an outer bow, an inner bow and a center. In the SVG version I made the outer bow in a version that can be cut out of one piece of 12 x 12 inch paper, and there is also a version where you can cut out the outer bow in two pieces on 8.5 x 11. Below I am showing the version where I cut out the outer bow of two pieces and glued them together.

I used glue stick for the box and lid, but there is so much tension in the bow that hot glue works much better for that.

Turn each strip back and around and glue the end to the center as seen below. Repeat, repeat, repeat...

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Do the same with the inner bow. Also curl up the center piece for the uncut bow into a circle and glue as seen below.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Stack and glue the three pieces to complete the bow.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Then glue it onto the lid. This is the more traditional bow. Next up I am also including a center for a cut bow that you see below on the right.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Here is how to make the cut version of the bow. Instead of using the little strip of paper for the center, instead use the little pin wheel shaped center. Fold the inner and outer bow like before.

Then cut each bow with scissors at an angle about in the center of each strip as seen below.

Curl each paper strip around a bone folder like you would with gift ribbon to make it more curly.

Curl the center piece too. Then stack them with glue.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Glue the bow onto the lid and you should have something like this.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

So pretty, right? This completes the box.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

I put some candy in the bottom. That makes the box a little heavier so it doesn't feel empty. And who doesn't like candy.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

Next it is on to serial production. Here I made both a gray, red and pink version of the box.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

I also made a version with a black box with a gray top. It would also look really great with a gold box with a black lid I think.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download

This pink one is my favorite.

Gift card gift box with bow free svg and pdf download


Download here for free - for personal use.


This is a free download for personal use. You may not sell this download or offer it on your site without my prior written permission.

Some SVG files in this download have score lines. Here is a tutorial for how to handle score lines in SVGs.

If you have any suggestions for SVG projects you would like me to make in the future, please let me know in the comments.

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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and I am especially passionate about color, scale and texture.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with a new project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and homeschooling mom to a teenager by day.

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