Hi friends, Sometimes a gift card is the perfect gift-giving solution, especially if you're pressed for time or short on ideas. After all, there aren't too many people in my life who wouldn't get some serious use out of a Tim Hortons gift card! But if you're committed to giving a handmade gift, a gift card poses a problem. Yes, Uncle Tom is going to be over the moon about the 25 double-doubles he's holding in his hand, but there's nothing handmade at all about that little sliver of plastic. Enter than handmade gift card box. Quick, easy, cute and a cinch to personalize – these are the perfect solution when you're looking to add a bit of pizzazz to a gift of plastic. Come to think of it, they'd also be good for small gifts of candy, cookies or money. You'll need: card stock (I like holiday-themed scrapbooking paper), pencil, ruler, scissors, bone folder, glue and clothespins (optional). A template* comes in handy – I traced a cardholder that I received from Starbucks. Easy-peasy. To make: 1. Trace your template onto the wrong side of your card stock or scrapbooking paper. I used a pencil and ruler to transfer the horizontal fold lines. 2. Use scissors (or an X-acto knife and ruler) to cut out the form. Then, using a ruler as a guide for the straight edges, score along the fold lines. If you don't have a bone folder, you could use the dull side of a butter knife, or even your thumbnail. Carefully cut a slit for the flap to tuck into. 3. Apply glue sparingly to the flap and the area of the join (applying glue to both sides makes it sturdier), and fold together. 4. Optional: Use clothespins to hold the flaps together while the glue dries. 5. When the glue is dry, fold the ends in on one side. Pop your present in, and then fold the ends in on the other side. Ta-da! *If you'd rather download a template, you can find one right here – see Step 1.