HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Gift Card
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Gift Card Holder BA2102 (click here to get the SVG file for free from my free SVG Library)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Gift Card Holder BA2102. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2022 Category-Day 2.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the designs in your software program. Keep everything grouped together and resize the design to 12″ high, let the width adjust proportionally. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to ungroup the design and then attach the perforation lines to each shape. Then, you can cut the different shapes with your cutting machine. For the present shape, I printed a Christmas design onto white cardstock and cut it out. Then, I used a coordinating color for the ribbon and insert.
Once the cardstock is finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat. You’ll want to slightly bend the cutting mat and carefully pull off the cardstock.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE CARDHOLDER
For each gift card holder you make, you’ll need three pieces, the outside layer (which resembles wrapping paper), the insert with the bow at the top, and the plus sign-shaped piece.
Start by folding the tabs back along the perforation lines on the outside piece.
Add a line of glue to each of the tabs.
Fold the piece in half and hold for a few seconds until the glue keeps it in place.
Next, add some glue onto the back of the plus sign-shaped piece.
Glue that onto the outside layer.
Grab the inside layer and fold back on the cut lines to expose the tabs.
Slide your gift card between the two tabs.
Insert the inside layer into the outside layer.
And that’s it. Now you have a super cute way to give away gift cards!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library