I knew I wanted to make a little something for Max’s teacher for St. Patrick’s Day, so I put together this cute little pot of gold gift card holder for her.
It only takes a few minutes to cut on your Silhouette Cameo and I’ve got free cut files for you to download, so you can make your own copy in no time at all!
Gift Card Holder Supplies
- Silhouette Cameo (or digital cutter of your choice)
- Pot of Gold Cut file (Dowload here)
- Rainbow card holder (Download here)
- 1 sheet 12×12 black cardstock
- 1 sheet 12×12 white cardstock
- Double-stick tape
- Gift Card
When you open the Pot of Gold cut file in Silhouette Studio, and go into the Trace screen, it will look like this:
Turn OFF the High Pass Filter, and Move the Threshold up to about 94. It should look like this:
Trace and then cut. I used a textured black cardstock on a Silhouette cutting mat and it worked great; I don’t recommend using a white core cardstock, because it tends to show through a bit if the cuts aren’t perfect. (But if that’s all you have, it isn’t a big deal. I used white core on this, and wish I’d used solid black, but no worries!)
When you open the Rainbow Cut File, again, turn off the High Pass filter, but leave the Threshold lower; default is 45. If you move that up too high, you lose the lines that will hold the card in place later. I used white cardstock, but you could use a cream or some other light color too.
The extra rectangle is a label you can use on the front of the card. 🙂
Once the rainbow piece was cut, I set Max to work on filling in the rainbow. You could, of course, do this part yourself, but I really like involving Max in projects like this, and I think it makes it more special for his teacher. I had him color down to the top card holding cuts, as you can see below:
All the pieces are ready for assembly! I used a standard double-stick tape, but any flat adhesive will work. A word of advice, don’t put any adhesive at the bottom, only on the sides. You could do little dabs on the legs of the pot, but there isn’t a lot of room at the bottom to hold it closed.
After having Max write the “We’re LUCKY to have you message,” I attached it to the front of the pot and slid the rainbow into the pot, and you’re done!
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