Two of my sons have girlfriends and it is always difficult knowing exactly what to buy them for Christmas and birthdays. So this year, we decided to get them gift cards but I really wanted them to give them in something other than the shop envelopes. So when I saw the keyhole gift card holders from Paper Garden Projects, I knew they would be perfect:
These cutting files are so easy to use, even a novice like me had no problems! The download files contain SVG files, DXF files, PNG files, PDF files and AI files so even if you don’t have a digital cutting machine, you can easily cut each part of the card out by hand.
As well as the cutting files, you will also need the following:
- Digital cutting machine or sharp scissors/craft knife to manually cut out the card and flaps;
- Cardstock and patterned paper or you could use a digital kit and just print out the patterned paper onto plain cardstock;
- Cutting mat or board (just in case you use a craft knife as otherwise, you could end up cutting your table or desk…..not that I have ever done anything like that, of course ! :P);
- PVA or other glue or double sided tape; and
- Ribbon, flowers, etc. to decorate the front of the card.
I wanted to make a co-ordinating card, so I used Stampin’ Up! cardstock and patterned paper. Whilst I used cardstock for the base of the card, I used patterned for almost everything else. Here are the inserts for the card straight out of my Cameo:
You will have to excuse the masking tape as my cutting mat has lost a lot of its stickiness so needs a little extra help to avoid the cardstock and paper slipping whilst cutting!
This is a close up of the inserts:
As you can see, they are very straightforward shapes, easy to cut out by hand so you definitely wouldn’t need a cutting machine for this.
This is the second card holder I made with exactly the same cardstock and paper as the first one but for some reason, the photo turned out very pink! Mind you, I don’t suppose the bright pink/fuchsia card from Oasis helped there!
Fortunately, neither of my sons’ girlfriends read this blog so will not see these gift cards until they get their presents!
These holders were really quick and easy to make and I love the simplicity of the cutting files. They make a lovely wrapping for a gift card. If you want to dress up a gift card, then why not try making one of these? You will be surprised at how quickly you can make one and they really make a gift card more special :).
Other Articles by Lynn:
- Simply Sunday: basic album - September 4th, 2016
- Listen to the Music album - August 7th, 2016
- Fun in the sun album - June 28th, 2016
- Simply Sunday: Quick and easy gift box and cards - April 24th, 2016
- Simply Sunday: Mad Hatters tea party - March 27th, 2016