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Pink Paislee – Gifts: Shaped Gift Card Holders

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.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Styled
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.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Full1
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.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp1
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.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Eye Candy
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.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp2
The second card is shaped as a gift box. A simpler design, but definitely eye-catching.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - Full2
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.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp3
For the inside of the card, I added two white panels to make it look more finished and provide a space for the sentiment.

Enza Gudor - December 14 - CloseUp4
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!


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