For the upcoming gift-giving season or in my household the rest of the family birthdays, I am sharing a Silhouette cut file for gift card box. It seems as my kids get older their presents get smaller but more expensive. One of their favorites is to receive gift cards to their favorite places, this seems to hold true for their friends as well. I don’t know about you but, putting a gift card in a card always seems to lack a little something, I am always on the lookout for new ways to present a gift card. I made this one for a friend of my son’s birthday recently, even my son liked it. He said it felt like I was giving a “present” not just a card! The box itself is two cuts on one piece of 12×12 paper. The exterior of the box is all connected to give that interior pop. The inside hinge might be a little tricky figuring out which way it folds to lift up the gift card.
I made this one for a friend of my son’s birthday recently, it was received well, the mom even sent me a note asking how I made it. The box itself is two cuts on one piece of 12×12 paper. The exterior of the box is all connected to give that interior pop. The inside hinge might be a little tricky figuring out which way it folds to lift up the gift card.
However, once you do it, it makes sense. The creator of this cut file has instructions on her blog which were pretty easy to follow. If you are interested I will have links to it on my supply list below. This card also has room to add a little candy or other surprises inside as well.
The finishing touch is the shadow block letter spelling Happy, they are all welded at the bottom and fit the expanse of the box perfectly. The cursive “birthday” is a simple one layer cut. I cut it twice and layered it to make it stand out a little more.
All together this project took me 30 minutes from when I finally picked my paper. It would have been faster if I didn’t over think the hinge! 🙂
Here is my supply list with links:
- 1 sheet of 12×12 pattern paper – reversible is best for the box.
- 6×6 sheet of pattern paper for “Happy.”
- One sheet of solid cardstock for Shadow on Happy and cursive birthday.
- Silhouette Cameo
- Silhouette Design Store – 3D Pop Up Gift Card Birthday Box Design Id #63323 by Jamie Cripps
- link to “how to” http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/2014/07/pop-up-gift-card-boxes.html
- Optional candy or trinkets to fill box along with the gift card
- If you give this DIY Gift Box a try, I would love to hear how it went and what you thought.
Until next time……
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