Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Trio of Gift Card Holders - Xyron Tutorial

Hello blogging friends. I have some adorable gift cards to share with you that I created with the Doodlebug Frosty Friends collection, my Silhouette, and of course Xyron adhesives.

Let me show you how I created them...

These Silhouette cut files are by Jamie Cripps and are available in the Silhouette store. Only the bottom half of the card opens, to reveal a gift card.

When I am cutting lots of die cuts, I have a tendency to lose the little pieces (like the dots for an i). I like to keep my 2.5" Xyron Sticker Maker close by so as soon as I take a die cut off the cutting mat, I place it into my sticker maker.

Sometimes there is a little glue residue remaining on my die cut.

Xyron has a handy tool to help remove that. It's a little square of rubber that grabs hold of the adhesive.

On a couple of my cards, I wanted to created a shaker using some vellum and a few sequins.

I kept my sequins to the outside as the die cut would just cover any in the middle. I carefully stitched around the edge. Then pieced my cards together. A little bakers twine and a paper clip to keep the card closed finish them off.

These would make great teacher gifts, but I plan on gifting these to my teenage nieces and nephews.

Xyron Tape Runner
Xyron 2.5" Create-a-Sticker machine

Adhesive Eraser
Doodlebug Frosty Friends pattern paper, clips
bakers twine
Silhouette Cameo
Jamie Cripps cutting files
Brother sewing machine

There is lots of time to create a few of these festive gift card holders for yourself!


  1. THese are adorable! Love them all but there is something about that snowman!!

  2. These are so cute. Thanks for linking up at Paper Issues. <3

  3. Adorable cards!! Thank you for linking up to Paper Issues current Link Party, "Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside!"


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