HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (black, white, red, and three shades of brown)
- Liquid Glue
- Gift Card
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Reindeer Gift Card Holder BA2309 (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 Reindeer Gift Card Holder BA2309. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 9.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your software program. Keep everything grouped together and resize the design to 6″ high. This will fit a standard-size gift card. Once everything is resized, you can cut the cardstock pieces. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to ungroup the layers. Then click on the red envelope and perforation lines and attach them together. Do the same with the brown background piece and oval-shaped cut lines. Cut all the cardstock pieces.
Once the cardstock is finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat. Slightly bend the mat to remove the cardstock pieces.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE ENVELOPE
Fold along all the perforation lines of the envelope.
Add glue to both of the tabs.
Fold up the bottom flap to form the envelope.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE GIFT CARD HOLDER
The background piece should have three slits, one on each side
And another slit at the top of the rectangle.
Start by gluing the antlers and the insides of the ears to the background piece.
Glue the holly and berry over the antlers.
Glue on the snout. The bottom of the snout should be the same height as the top of the rectangle.
Add glue for the nose. Make sure the glue doesn’t go below the slit.
Glue the nose and eyes in place.
Make sure the cardstock can be separated at the slit.
Add glue for the hooves. The glue should go on the outside edge of the slit.
Then, add the hooves.
Make sure both slits can still be separated.
Slide the gift card under the hooves.
A little note: If the gift card holder seems too flimsy, you can cut out an extra background piece (without the slits) and attach it to the back of the holder.
Place the gift card into the envelope.
Slip the bottom of the nose over the top of the envelope.
And this gift card is ready to go!
Did you enjoy this post? Help spread the word! Share this post on your favorite Pinterest board. Thanks!
Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library