Wow, this is my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Petaloo project, go here.
If you need a couple of gift card holders quick but want them to look like you took hours to make, then the Matchbox gift card holder is just what you need. They are super easy to cut out and put together and they look adorable and oh so fancy. All of the files you need are in Lori Whitlock's shop!
I made three gift card holders and I love that with the same file and a few extra embellishments, I can make them all very different. The paper that I used to make all of them is Lori Whitlock's This N' That Christmas for Echo Park.
Please excuse the nasty camera dust spots on my project. I usually catch and fix them but this one slipped through the cracks. I promise that stunning Print and Cut, Christmas sayings label does not look like that in real life. I used a couple of different Print and Cut files for my gift card holders. If you haven't tried the print and cut feature, you really need to take a try. It just takes a couple of steps.
- Arrange what you want to print and cut onto the Silhouette screen. If you have a regular printer that holds 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, make sure to change the mat size to letter. I have a Cameo, which is a 12 x 12 size machine so my directions for the mat size are for that machine.
- Click the show registration marks.
- Click the send to Silhouette or cut button
- A menu will ask you whether you want to print or skip the printing. You'll want to click the print option.
- The labels will print and so will the registration marks.
- Then take your paper and lay it on your mat, putting the top left corner of the paper in the top left hand corner of the Silhouette mat.
- The menu will know say, detect registration marks automatically or manually. You will want to choose automatically.
- Then click Cut. The machine will move over the marks on your paper, determining where to start cutting. Then the machine will cut around your printed pieces exactly where it should.
It's magic, it's fun, and you really need to try it. Plus it makes everything so polished and professional.
I wanted to tell you a little bit about this Poinsettia flower. Another stunning file and so easy. Basically you just cut 1 of each size in red and 1 of the largest size in green. I inked the edges with some red ink for dimension and when I put all of the pieces together I used foam adhesive between the flower layers for added dimension. The leaf cut was not adhered using foam. That piece I just adhere flat to the bottom and largest of the red petals.
The holes that you see on the cover are part of the file. All of the pieces have holes in them that line up so that you can hold it all together with a ribbon, twine, or even brads. Each of my gift card holders is put togther with a different kind of embellishment. I love that there is no glue required. The only glue you need is some to close the pocket up and whatever you might need for the embellishments.
Here are some pictures of the insides of the gift card holder. The file comes with two pockets, so if you want to give more than one gift card you can. You are able to include one or two pockets and it doesn't change the design. I only used one gift card holder on the above card.
And I used two pockets on this one. I also added some scallop borders to the first pocket. That was just an extra little piece that I cut out and glued in the top part of the pocket.
Here is a little closer view of the double pocket and scallop trim.
This is what the Matchbook Cover Gift Card Holder looks like opened up straight up and down. I had a little trouble photographing them while propped up but hopefully you get the idea.
Here is a side view of the matchbook closed. Well I could go on and on about these adorable little Matchbook Gift Card Holders but I guess I better get back to my craft room where I might just whip up a couple more.
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