Gift Card Giving Free Silhouette Cut Files

March 10, 2014Allison Murray

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

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!

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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:

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

Cut your envelope file and fold the sides inward.

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

On the end with a flat tab, apply glue to the sides.

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

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!

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

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.

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

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!

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

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.

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

The two together are a perfect pairing…

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

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!

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

And I’m sure the nephews would dig this gift card gifting presentation…

Download FREE Silhouette cut files to make greeting cards with a cut in gift card slot and perfectly fitting envelopes. Folds are perforated!

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!

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Comments (18)

  • Holly McCall {McCall Manor}

    March 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Great Job! I haven’t ever tried to make my own envelope, but now I’m gonna. :)

  • Jeanie @ create&babble

    March 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    I love the idea to make up a bunch of these to have on hand! And I love the pretty patterned envelopes – can’t find them in any store! Thanks for sharing the cut files!

  • Sara

    March 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    What a great way to make gift cards a little more personal. Love the paper! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah

    March 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    I love giving gift cards as gifts, great for those last minute occasions. Love the printed envelopes, thanks for the cut file!

  • Laura @ The Experimental Home

    March 10, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Yay for Silhouette challenge newbies! As a frequent loser of gifted gift cards, I like that the card will stay in the card! I also like the idea of a plainish card in a fancy envelope… unexpected and cute!

  • Alexis @ Persia Lou

    March 10, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    I so need to do this… And the factory line idea is genius. I only have one cutting mat. Time to rectify that situation.

  • Tanya

    March 10, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    What a great idea!! I am horrible about remembering dates too! I still have the gift cards for my niece and nephew’s birthdays from last year because I needed to get a card to put them in!! (I can’t believe I just admitted that…lol) Thanks for sharing the file!

  • Pam – GetSilvered

    March 10, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Love these Gift card Folders. So practical but such fun! And I seriously love that burlap paper too!

  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    March 10, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    You have no idea how happy it makes me to have you along for this month’s Silhouette Challenge! I’m also REALLY excited to try my hand at making envelopes. Thank you for the freebie, Allison! I’m all over it!

  • Randi Sowders

    March 11, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Oh this is great!! I love homemade cards and envelopes!

  • Joyce Fisher

    March 11, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    Hi Allison,
    Giving gift cards in your cards & fancy envelopes will make them so much more fun to give and receive!!! I’ve been making my own envelopes by scoring them, but it will be much easier with your file. Thanks for that! I’m so excited to be a part of this fabulous Silhouette Challenge group!
    Peace, Love and Joy,
    Joyce

  • Jessica

    March 11, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    What a cute way to give a gift card! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs

    March 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    I love this idea Allison! Thank you for the cut file. I will put it to great use!

  • Carrie

    March 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    What a cute idea! So simple and so useful. I hate spending money on those little gift card holders at stores….why didn’t I think to make them myself?!

  • Aki @ Minted Strawberry

    March 12, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I love the patterned envelopes!

  • Karen Marie Kedzuch

    March 13, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Allison,
    I love these cards. Anyone would be happy to receive one of these in the mail. The colors are bright and Happy. How did you find making the envelopes? I think once you get the hang of it is not to difficult but, it is challenging when you start.
    SC Buddy,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  • Michelle

    March 18, 2014 at 6:45 AM

    Pinning this for birthdays and christmas! Great idea!

  • Glenna @ My Paper Craze

    March 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Great idea! Thanks for the free cut file!

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