Hi, everyone! Rina here with a video tutorial on how I made these simple gift card holders only using dies! Since the holidays are fast approaching, I wanted to make this project super easy and super-fast!
Watch our video tutorial below to see how to create these cards.
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First, I cut the Merry Christmas Script die. The font on this die is one of my favorites! I wanted to use silver foil paper to make this die stand out even more. Since this is a very intricate die, I like to use wax paper in between the die and the paper I am die cutting. This will make the die cut pop out easily!
I love the look of die cut inlay and thought the Festive Holly dies would be perfect to pair with the script die. I cut the “Festive Holly” on different colors of paper (use scraps!) which I will use to inlay into my card base.
I cut out several 4¼ x 5½ card bases and placed the Festive Holly dies arranged around the “Merry Christmas” sentiment, I cut this sentiment out with scratch paper to use for the placement of the dies.
Once that is complete, I inlay the Festive Holly die cuts into my card base. I used post it note to ensure the die cuts will stay in place, flip over the paper and tape the die cuts in place. I just love how it comes together like puzzle pieces. My design had excess hanging over the edge which I trimmed with scissors.
Tip: I recommend using a Jewel Picker to adhere small embellishments. It makes things so much easier!
For the inside, I placed the gift card opening dies from the “Stitched Note” die set and cut out the openings. The die set comes with two sizes, you will see one is longer than the other, just use the one that fits your design the best. To ensure the gift card does not fall, I added a card base to the back of the card. Make sure you do not put adhesive near the opening, just at the bottom so the card can slip in and out easily. Alternatively, you can take a card base (a tad bit smaller than 4¼ x 5½ so the card closes nicely) cut the gift card opening and adhere it to the inside of the card.
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