DIY Gift Card Holder
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This is an absolutely amazing gift idea that you are going to want to make not only for Christmas but any time of the year. It’s the perfect way to present a gift card to someone special and add that handmade touch to it. Many other uses too – instead of a gift card, write a note, attach a photo, or include a packet of seeds!
DIY Cricut Gift Card Holder
Cut Files Used:
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Scotch ATG Gun
- Bone Folder
- Hot Glue Gun
- Rainbow Cardstock (80 lb)
- Scoring Stylus or Scoring Wheel
- Download the cut files from Makers Gonna Learn and import them into Cricut Design Space so you can start manipulating them. With our 3D cut files, there are just a few steps that need to be taken to get them ready.
- The first step is to go to the Layers Panel and find the line going around part of the green “box” section.
- Now, go up to the top menu and over to the left, find Linetype.
- Open the dropdown menu there and change the line type from Cut to Score.
- Next, you need to Ungroup. Select everything in your design and click Ungroup at the bottom of the Layers Panel.
- Once that is done, select both the score layer and the green layer in the Layers Panel. Once you’ve selected one, you can hold down the Shift Key and click on the next layer to select them both. Click Attach in the menu at the bottom of the Layers panel.
- Once attached, select all layers and group them. Size the cross of ribbons and the bow appropriately. Tip for sizing the bow. Use the piece at the bottom as your guide for sizing.
- Now they are ready, so go ahead and click Make It. Cricut will separate the different colors onto different mats. Then click Continue.
- Make sure the material is set to medium cardstock and give more pressure.
- Remember that for the green layer, you will need to do some scoring. If it tells you to use the Scoring Wheel and you’d prefer to use the Scoring Stylus, simply go into Edit Tools and select the stylus there.
- If we have the Scoring Stylus in Clamp A and the Fine Point Blade in Clamp B, we’ll be all set for cutting and scoring. If you’re using the Scoring Wheel, you will have to change blades during the cutting/scoring process.
- Cut out your materials.
- Use your bone folder to crease the fold lines.
- Use the ATG gun to apply adhesive to the folded pieces to assemble your pocket and then to apply the ribbon (cross) to the green folder.
- For the bow, start with the biggest piece. Add a tiny bit of hot glue to the center rectangular piece. Then grab one of the rectangles on either side of the bow piece and curve that side towards the middle, securing with that dot of hot glue.
- You should end up with the rectangle from the outer side of the bow matching up with the one in the center.
- Repeat with the other side of the bow piece. You are basically folding each side of the bow towards the middle but you don’t actually want to make a crease. You want to keep it curved and dimensional.
- Repeat with the next ribbon piece (it looks just like the largest one but it’s smaller in size).
- Flip the glued pieces over so that the seam is to the back. Add a dot of hot glue to the middle of the biggest ribbon piece and stack the smaller one on top of it.
- Hot glue these pieces onto the backing piece. Use the small rectangular piece that’s left as a band to wrap around the center of the bow and hot glue to secure.
- Use a dab of hot glue to attach the bow to the gift cardholder.
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