Friday, January 06, 2012

Tutorial | Quick and Easy Gift Card Holder

Hi All,
Suz here with a quick tutorial on a simple gift card I made with my favorite "go-to" tool; the Silhouette.

Materials &Tools:

  • Computer
  • Silhouette 
From January's kit: 1 sheet patterned paper from the kit                             
                               1 ribbon trim
                               Velcro tab (optional-could use Glue Dot)
                               Tombo monoadhesive

The first thing I did was to open up my Silhouette software and clicked on the die cut show highlighted below:
I opened up my Silhouette workspace:
 Then I dragged and dropped my chosen design into the workspace and resized to make an gift card holder large enough to hold most gift cards; in this case approximately 7 x 8.5 inches. (If you click on the pic you can see the exact dimensions I used).

I went to "file"> "Send to Silhouette" and set the settings to cut at "heavy cardstock" (pink topped Silhouette blade) at "3" blade depth and speed of "33."  Click "Cut."
Remove the cut design from the Silhouette mat and fold at the perforations. 


Adhere with adhesive along the sides of the "purse." There are two holes in the design to string the "purse strap" through. The holes were a little small for my ribbon trim, so I enlarged each a bit by using my scissors to "x" a larger opening. Thread the ribbon trim through each hole and knot inside the purse as shown below. 

Add Velcro attachment to the inside lip of the purse flap. 
Adhere embellishment and sentiment and place gift card inside.

You are now good to go!

 Easy peasy and a great look for a small amount of time! If you have more specific questions, about the Silhouette, or how I made this project, please leave a comment below. Happy crafting! :)

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