Hello there, everyone! Gifts Week continues on the Pink Paislee blog. Today I am sharing a set of shaped cards that hide a special surprise inside. Gift cards are perfect as a last minute gift idea. Although they might be considered impersonal by some, taking the time to wrap them up in some pretty handmade packaging makes all the difference.
I used two cut files from the Silhouette Store for this. The first card is shaped as a coffee cup. What I love about it is all the extra fun details I was able to add to embellish it. Everything you need comes in the cut file set, that can be found here.
I started with some pink patterned paper from the Oh My Heart collection as my base. All the papers in the collection are double-sided, and since I wanted to keep my color scheme “under control” and somewhat holiday-themed, I decided to cut the base twice and adhere the sides I wanted to hide together. Paper 17 in the Turn the Page collection was perfect for the peppermint candy on top of the cup. I used some glitter pens to make it shimmery and added pearlescent Liquid Pearls in the middle as a little extra detail.
I cut the holly leaves twice, one layer out of Paper 14 with its two shades of green, and the other out of white cardstock, which I heat-embossed with gold embossing powder to make it shiny and Christmasy.
The two front folding panels, as well as the middle one holding the gift card, have a thin layer of red glitter embossing powder at the very top. Embossing powder is a great way to bring some bling into your project. For the sentiment, I used Mirror Stickers from the Take Me Away collection to spell the word “Enjoy”. Gold silk ribbon keeps the card from unfolding and adds the final touch.
The second card is shaped as a gift box. A simpler design, but definitely eye-catching.
Again, the cut file provided all the pieces to create this card. I made some small changes to it, or better created some extra layers, to personalize it a bit. The thing that makes the card is definitely the bow, big and bold. I created a double layer for it, as I wanted it to have a different color border. I then added some red ribbon in the middle, and finished it with two stars from the Turn the Page collection.
For the inside of the card, I added two white panels to make it look more finished and provide a space for the sentiment.
I really enjoyed making these gift card holders, and hope you will give it a try! Have a wonderful holiday season! See you next week!