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Learn to make an Easy Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder that will be a fun way to give a gift to your favorite coffee drinkers!

This weekend I had my family over for a Cricut cutting birthday party! So, naturally, I wanted to make birthday cards with my Cricut. And I knew I could make a way for the birthday cards to hold gift cards. Looking around online, I found that a number of people had made coffee cup shaped cards, with the gift card attached to the “cup” inside the “cup wrapper.” It ended up looking like a take-out coffee cup from a coffee shop. So cute! But I couldn’t find a file to download anywhere! So what do I do? I design my own based on an actual coffee cup and my own idea of what would look and work best. And I’m happy to share the files and tutorial for a Coffee Cup Gift Holder with you today so you can make your own, too!
Get the free SVG cut file for this project

There are actually two different ways you can make the gift card holder itself. One is with simple slits cup into the inner cup—this is the easiest. The other way is with a separate gift card holder pocket. I will show you how to do both.

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Reader Kimberlee made 30 of these coffee cup gift card holders from my pattern — I love them!

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder made by reader Kimberlee and designed by Jennifer Maker

Let me show you how easy it is to make this Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)!  Read my full disclosure policy.

Materials to Make Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

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How to Make a Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

Step 1: Get My Free Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder SVG File

Get the free coffee cup gift card holder design (Design #24) from my free resource library (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post)

Step 2: Prepare Your Coffee Cup Design File for Cutting

The Coffee Cup Gift Card design has four separate SVG files that you will see when. you unzip the folder. You can upload and cut the files you want.

Here is what the coffee cup gift card holder SVG cut file will look like when you upload it to Cricut Design Space:

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder open in Cricut Design Space

Note that if you do not want the slits or the words “Filled Up For You!” you can hide those layers in Cricut Design Space or simply stop your cutting machine after it finishes cutting out the lid. 

Tip: If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.

Step 3: Cut Your Coffee Cup Design

Load your materials onto the appropriate cutting mat, select the proper cutting material, load your blade as directed, and cut your design.

For the Corrugated Cardboard (Coffee Cup Wrap layer), I used a Cricut LightGrip mat and the Deep Point Blade with the Corrugated Cardboard setting.

For all the other layers which I cut out of cardstock, you can use a LightGrip or StandardGrip mat and the Fine Point Blade with the Medium Cardstock setting.

(If you have any issues cutting, check out my Cutting Problems Guide because it tells you all the tips I use to get clean cuts consistently http://jennifermaker.com/blade-tips)

Step 4: Assemble Your Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder 

Remove all of your materials from the mat. (I have a tip to help minimize any curling or ripping as you remove cardstock from your cutting mat.)

Glue the lid to the top of the inner cup. It fits right over it, easy peasy.

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To attach your gift card, you can either insert it into the slits or you can glue the cardholder pocket. To use the pocket, place the card pocket face down, put your gift card over it as shown in the photo below, and carefully glue around it. Now pick the pocket and card up together and place them on your inner cup, then press down. I recommend you glue it with the card in it like this because that way you know your card fits. You can turn the whole glued cup over and press down from the back to help the pocket stick to it better.

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | JenniferMaker.com

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | JenniferMaker.com

Step 5: Assemble the Outer Cup

Fold the outer cup layer in so it forms the shape you see below.

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | JenniferMaker.com

Glue the bottom edge, as well as one edge of the outer cup, as shown below. Fold back up and press until the glue dries.

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | JenniferMaker.com

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | JenniferMaker.com

Fold the wrapper around the outer cup and glue both the edge of the wrapper. I also recommend you glue a strip below the wrapper (as shown in my photo) to prevent the wrapper from slipping down the cup.

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | JenniferMaker.com

Step 6: Personalize Your Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

Write the name of the recipient on the label.

Take-Out Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder | JenniferMaker.com

Glue the top label to the bottom label, then glue both to the wrap.

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And there you have it … a take-out coffee cup gift card holder! Isn’t it cute? My nieces loved the ones I made for them. And my sister thinks these would make a great office and neighbor gifts.

Get my free SVG files to make your Coffee Cup Gift Holder

I’d love to see your Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder. Please share a photo in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.



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  1. Love this and I was trying to subscribe and get password, but I keep getting this error “There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again.”

    1. Hello, Diane! I just tried to subscribe a test email and I got a box that asks that I’m not a robot — if you click that, the subscription goes through. Do you see that box you need to click?

  2. Hey Jennifer I downloded the file but it wants to cut the text. Cannot figure out how to isolate the text to make it write. HELP!

    1. Hello, Vicki! Just select each letter in Design Space and change it from Cut to Write. I just tried it and it works fine. Have you tried that?

  3. This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome creativeness with us!!! These are great for stocking stuffers! =) I’m excited to make more!!! Thanks again!

  4. Jennifer….I just love this for Teacher Appreciation – will have to try before I “offer” to make these for teachers and staff. I could even craft my own gift card for use at our book fair or school store! Thank you for this!

  5. This was so much fun to make, and the perfect card for my daughter’s friends this Christmas! The high school where they attend high school is getting a Starbucks! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. I love this! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I just tried to make the cup but the letters did not cut out on the cup insert. It wanted me to load a second sheet of paper so the letters would cut. Each letter was set to cut. I have a Cricut Maker. Do you know what I am doing wrong?

  7. Jennifer,
    I just bought an Explore Air 2 for fun and for my classroom, and had no idea how to use it.I wanted to take the time to thank you for your videos and the files you have shared. I went from being frustrated with the Cricut to having fun with it. I just made this gift card holder. Super cute! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  8. Where is the link to download this svg file?? I have searched and I click on what I think is the link and it sends my page to the end of this post and that’s it. Help!!!

    1. You can find the free file in my Resource Library. The form at the end of the post is how you sign up to receive the password for the library! If you have any issues receiving the password, you can always email me, and I’m happy to help!

  9. How do you get the Filled Up For You to cut out of the inside of the cup? When I go to make it it has the letters just being cut out of black and not cut into the white cup inside like yours shows. I tried to slice the letters out but it won’t let me.

    1. Hi Kathy! If you are looking for it to be cut out of the white layer, select both your text and cup layer and choose slice, and then remove the layers to reveal the cutout. If you still have trouble, email my team at [email protected]

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