I love giving away gift cards as presents. They are amazing gifts for one and they are super easy. And with them being sold for just about any place at big box stores, little discount stores and pharmacies, it’s super easy to drop in to someplace and snap one up on one of those “oops I forgot it was your birthday! occasions”.
Because I’m awful with dates. Absolutely terrible. If something big is going down, somebody in the family will call to remind me. Every time. Mother: “Did you know it’s Mother’s Day? You need to give your sister and Mimmie a call.” me: “Happy Mother’s Day, Momma!”
And even though I am a blogger who makes things for Valentine’s Day, these things are made and posted waaay in advance so that you can make these projects with plenty of time if it floats your boat. So when it is actually time for the holiday, it’s long out of my mind meaning nobody gets Valentine’s in the mail from me!
That’s why I made myself some Silhouette cut files. The first is a pretty typical greeting card sized envelope at 7.25 inches by 5. The next is a folding greeting card that fits perfectly inside. Extra bonus, the inside has cuts to perfectly hold a gift card. Shazam! If not needed, these are easily removable from the cut file but if you do need them, they’re all ready for you!
And since I don’t mess with a bone folder or whatever… I perforated the edges for easier folding. Double shazam, anyone?
For this project you will need:
- Patterned paper for envelope
- Envelope FREE Silhouette cut file
- Cardstock for greeting card
- Greeting card FREE Silhouette cut file
- Glue pens (I used Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue so that I could work quickly and bust out about 2 dozen envelopes in an hour!)
Cut your envelope file and fold the sides inward.
On the end with a flat tab, apply glue to the sides.
Fold up, being sure to smooth out well to prevent any wonky shapes. Then open up the inside and wipe away any stray glue so that you can actually use this sucker when dry!
You can make a ton of envelopes in a similar color pattern and give them as a set of stationary with some matching cards. These all came from a $5 book of scrapbooking paper from Wal-Mart.
And these were all one offs that I grabbed and loved the patterns but have never actually used. Envelopes, however are always in demand around here!
The greeting cards are really simple. Cut out and fold along the line in the center. I used bright, textured cardstock (also a $5 book from WalMart) to make a whole slew of colors. See how the edges are a bit rough? If I would have folded the opposite way that I wanted it in the end, the broken paper would have been on the inside, but you live and learn.
The two together are a perfect pairing…
If you make a nice variety you can have some cute combinations easily at hand that you can match up for your recipients personality. This would be great for my Momma!
And I’m sure the nephews would dig this gift card gifting presentation…
Just slip in your gift card and place into your envelope and you’re set!
I factory lined my envelopes using two cutting mats at the same time. While one was cutting I removed the envelope piece and scrap paper and placed the next piece. When all were cut, I glued one after the other. In the end, I made about 24 in just over an hour and I used 24 pieces of scrapbooking paper helping me to stash bust a bit!
What do you think? Will you be knocking out some cards or envelopes, or maybe both?
And before you totally take off, this post was a part of the March Silhouette Challenge. Check out some awesome paper projects to knock out with your cutting machine in the inspiring list below!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
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