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I love receiving gift cards! I’ve always been the kind of person to put any extra money I have right into my savings account instead of spending it. However, unlike cash, when I’m given a gift card I don’t have any choice but to splurge a little on myself! Recently, I was trying to think of a cute way to dress up a gift card I was giving someone for their birthday. So I designed a simple free printable gift card holder that you can instantly download today.

free printable gift card holder

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Tape
  • Free printable pdf

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to download the free printable gift card holder pdf.

The first thing you’ll have to do is print out the flat gift card holder graphic. I used a bright white cardstock. The printable pdf is sized to 8.5×11 and will print two gift card holders per page. Feel free to download and use as many times as you’d like!

Cut out the gift card holder and it should look like the photo below.

Now, you’ll need to do some folding! First, fold the side and top tabs down. It doesn’t matter which one you fold first. Next, fold in half.

Once you’re done making the creases, take some glue or a few rolled up pieces of tape and assemble the gift card holder. It should now look like the below.

Turn it over, fill out the To and From sections, slip in your gift card and that’s all there is to it! Be aware that the gift card will fit snugly inside the holder. This is to ensure that it stays put and doesn’t fall out.

Now your gift card is dressed up and ready to go!

Download the printable gift card holder here.

Click here to download the printable gift card holder.

Feel free to leave requests for other designs in the comments section!

Who doesn’t love melted chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers? DIY S’mores kits are the perfect favor to give out baby showers, weddings, bridal showers, birthdays and more! And the best part is they are and super easy to put together in a time crunch and on a budget. Each of the 7 designs below are only $5 each can be printed as many times as you need. They would look great printed on white cardstock or kraft paper for a more rustic look.

I can’t believe that my son will be one year old this week! This year has gone by so quickly and we are so excited to be celebrating at his birthday party this weekend! I was trying to think of a theme for his party and took inspiration from the plaid outfit I bought for him to wear that day. I created a bunch of printable red plaid birthday decorations that are available to download for free! Enjoy!

red plaid birthday

First up, is this red plaid birthday banner. It will print on 7 8.5×11 inch pages, two letters per page. All you’ll need to do is cut out the banners and hole punch two holes at the top, then string them together with some twice for a nice rustic feel. I strung HAPPY on one piece of twine and BIRTHDAY on another right below it. However, there is a blank plaid banner spacer included as well in case you wanted to have everything on one piece of string. Another fun option would be to clip each banner to a piece of string with mini clothes pins.

Click here to download the printable banner pdf.

Next, I created some bear, deer and tree cupcake toppers. Each measures 2 inches in diameter and will print 12 on an 8.5×11 piece of paper. I’d recommend printing these on white cardstock and then taping toothpicks to the back to stick into your frosted cupcakes.

Click here to download the printable cupcake toppers.

Finally, I wanted to make some fun labels to jazz up the water bottles at the party. Each label measures 8x2inches and will print 5 different designs on an 8.5×11 piece of paper. For these, I’d recommend printing on regular printer paper instead of cardstock so it will wrap around the bottle more easily.

Click here to download the water bottle labels.

 

*Colors may vary slightly from what is shown on your screen. The quality of the print may also depending on printer/ink and type of paper used.

With all the freelance job posting websites available, you as a contractor need to work a lot harder to stand out. I’ve had a lot of success with Upwork.com. I’ve become a top rated freelancer and to date, have made just under $140,000 on the platform. Today I  wanted to share 10 simple things you can do today to improve your own profile, and increase your chances of getting hire more often. Note: These tips are geared towards graphic design freelancers, however many of them will apply to other fields as well.

Your portfolio will be one of the first things a potential clients sees. Make sure you WOW them!

Just as companies won’t hire an employee without first reading their resume, not many high quality clients will hire a designer if they can’t see any of their previous work.

But what if you don’t have any previous work?

That’s okay! All I had in my portfolio when I was first starting out were figure drawings and oil paintings… nothing of any commercial use. At that time in my career, online tutorials were my best friend. I didn’t go to school specifically for graphic design, I didn’t know how layers worked in photoshop, and don’t even get me started on using the pen tool… But there are so many amazing tools and resources out there now that can help you strengthen your design skills.

Are you planning a baby shower? If so, you’ll definitely want to download some free printable baby shower games to entertain your guests during the party. In this volume, I’ve designed printable pdfs for baby shower bingo, baby word scramble and well wishes for baby cards. All are free to download and print as many times as you need. Volume 2 with baby animal designs can be seen here.

Figure out what you love to do, and then go out and be the best at it.

Would you hire a plumber to come to your house and paint your portrait? Probably not, a professional artist would most likely do a better job. Just the same, you wouldn’t hire someone known for web development to design your logo. Graphic design for example, covers a lot of ground. It could mean anything from designing brochures, to logos, to web design and anything in between. That being said, being a freelance graphic designer doesn’t mean you have to do everything. Defining your specialty and finding your niche could be one of the best things you do for your business.

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