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
Doodlebug Frosty Friends pattern paper, clips
Jamie Cripps cutting files
Brother sewing machine
There is lots of time to create a few of these festive gift card holders for yourself!