Friday, January 5, 2018

Gingerbread House Gift Card Holders

 Christmas is over but I still have a few more holiday things to post! These are the gingerbread house gift card holders I put together this year.

The original idea for these gift card holders actually came from one very similar that I spied at the drugstore while out shopping during Black Friday weekend. I thought it was such a cute and clever idea that I snapped a photo of it on my phone and went home to CASE it! I started by using the Gingerbread Lidded Box cutting file purchased from SVG Cutting Files, enlarging and altering it just a bit.

To assemble the outer box or "sleeve", I cut two lids and adhered them together, leaving the top open and cut away the top half of the front of the box. For the inner box, I adhered two of the box bottoms together. Rooftop snow was cut using glittered cardstock and adhered to the inner box. SVG files for the door and candy canes were included with the Gingerbread Box cutting file. Peppermint candy cut file was created using an image found on the web, and snowflakes were die cut using the Snowflake Confetti die from Taylored Expressions. Then on the backside of the outer box I added instructions on how to "open" the box. Cute little cookie images are from Klouise DigiArt, purchased on Etsy.

When the bow is untied, the inner box slides out to reveal the gift card hidden inside. Once I figured out the assembly, fifteen of these came together fairly quickly. Making multiples of anything usually drives me crazy but these were really fun to do!


Lynn said...

Clever card holder! I love gingerbread houses and this one has a secret surprise...even better! Thanks for the great idea. I will try to use a gingerbread die set to design a card for next year...I ran out of time this year. I like that you kept it simple but it still looked festive.

Janis LU said...

Love this! You did an awesome job! Thank you for sharing with us.