October 27th, 2018 • Contributor: Jenn Crookston, Team Cricut
Welcome to week 3 of our DIY Holiday Gift Giving series. This week we’re excited to be talking about dressing up your gift cards. During the holidays it’s inevitable that someone on your list will be impossible to buy for which makes a gift card the perfect gift. We’re here to help you dress up that gift card to make it more fun to give!
Before ordering your supplies for this week's projects check your stash from the last couple weeks and make sure you use our discount code 8WEEKDIY to save an additional 10% on your total purchase from shop.cricut.com (must be a $50 or more purchase and excludes machines and Cricut Access).
To make this week’s projects you’ll need the following Cricut supplies:
- Deluxe Paper Foil Embossed Sampler - Kraft Seasonal
- Glitter Cardstock - Silver, Rich Red and Dark Green
- Sparkle Paper - Green
- Foil Poster Board - Red
- Kraftboard - White
- Premium Vinyl Permanent - Forest and Tomato Red
Other items needed:
- Red/White Baker’s Twine
- Adhesive (We recommend Art Glitter Glue - with fine point tip)
- Cardstock in Kraft
Let’s get right into these fun projects. All of these projects can be created with the Maker or the Explore machines. Scoring Wheels in the Maker make folding a breeze, especially with the thicker materials like Kraftboard. If you don’t have the Maker you can use the Scoring Stylus just be careful you don’t crack your papers along the fold.
If you’re looking for tips on assembly you’re in luck! We did a full Facebook Live showing you how to assemble many of them.
Just For You Pillow Box Gift Card Holder
Using kraft colored cardstock, red and white baker’s twine, rich red glitter cardstock, and green sparkle paper you can create the perfect little pillow box to hold your gift card.
Cut File: Just For You Pillow Box
Ho Ho Ho! Gift Card Envelope
We are completely in love with our new Foil Embossed Cardstock. The holly leaves and berries are our favorite. Adding layers of green and red glitter and white Kraftboard makes a perfect gift card envelope. The Art Glitter Glue made assembling the front of the envelope and card so simple. Tie shut with red/white baker’s twine.
Cut File: Ho Ho Ho! Gift Card Envelope
Snowflake Gift Card Envelope
Another fun gift card envelope that holds a gift card perfectly. We’re using another piece of our Foil Embossed cardstock for this card, this time with silver trees and snowflakes. This design cuts the snowflakes out of the cardstock and we used green sparkle paper behind it for a fun pop of color along tying it closed with red/white baker’s twine.
Cut File: Snowflake Gift Card Envelope
Merry Christmas Gift Card Envelope
Turn your gift cards into a gift tag or even an ornament perfect for hanging on a tree.
If you’re just joining our 8 Week to a DIY Holiday make sure and go back to see our first 5 segments:
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Week 1, the Mantle
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday - Gift Giving - Week 1, We’ve got a Box for That
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Week 2, the Living Room
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday - Gift Giving - Week 2, Milestone Gifts
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Week 3, the Custom Tree
Be sure to tune in next week where I’ll be showing you ways to wrap up those homemade gifts!