Do you have a mom who is hard to shop for or lives too far away to spend a special day with her? My mom is a little of both, living over 1200 miles away and she has the things she wants. But, my mom is also a crafter! I am sure I got my crafting gene from her. I bought her a gift card for Mother’s Day so she can buy some craft supplies. During my 24 Days of Christmas Crafting, I made some gift card envelopes and decided to try another gift card envelope for this Mother’s Day gift card, this time inspired by tulips.
Materials and Supplies for the Tulip Gift Card Envelope
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- Medium to heavy card stock in 2-3 colors – For my flower, I used yellow for the inner petals and red for the outer petals. The green card stock represents the leaves. You could use the same color for the inner and outer flower petals or two shades of the same color.
- Tacky Glue – I prefer to use Aleen’s Tacky Glue for assembling my card stock projects. It only takes a few seconds for the glue to take hold and makes my card stock projects go faster.
- Design from my Resource Library – Includes .SVG and .DXF for machine cutting and a .PDF for hand-cutting.
- A craft machine, such as the Cricut, for cutting the pieces or, you can cut the pieces by hand with Scissors or an X-Acto knife
Cutting the Pieces By Hand
The design for this tulip gift card envelope is very simple, which means you can cut one or more by hand pretty quickly. Since they fit onto 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock, you can print the design from the PDF in my resource library then cut with scissors or an X-Acto knife. The design also shows the score lines as dashed lines. When you print on card stock, it is usually best to use the manual feed on your printer, especially if your printer feeds paper in such a way as to curl paper or cannot grasp card stock from the paper tray.
Cutting the Pieces by Machine
To cut the envelope with your Cricut, upload the .SVG file to Design Space and change the score lines from cut to score as shown below. If the groupings are not the way you want them, change them in Design Space. Remember to select the score layers and cut layers for the pieces that go together and “attach” them so the scores are made relative to the cuts.
If your machine does not have a scoring tool, hide these layers and score them after you cut the pieces.
Assembling the Tulip Gift Card Envelope Pieces
To assemble the pieces of the tulip gift card envelope, I will start from the inside and work toward the outside. But you can do these in any order.
Inner Petals Envelope
The inner-most piece of this gift card envelope represents a petal on the front and back of the flower. Plus, it can be a quick and easy project by itself. It will hold a gift card or credit card.
Fold along all three score lines.
Apply glue to both of the side tabs.
Fold the two halves together and hold for a few seconds as the glue begins to set.
You could make several of these as card protectors or quick-and-easy gift card envelopes. It would be a great way to use up your card stock scraps, especially the pretty printed card stock. Tuck these into greeting cards or into other gifts.
Outer Petals Sections
For these outer petals of the tulip gift card envelope, each side of the petals as two vertical score lines. This is to give these petals some depth so the inner petals (the yellow “envelope” from the steps above) will fit easily. The score lines are very close together. Do your best to fold along both score lines on each section.
On one of these outer petals is a bottom tab with two score lines. Fold both of these to support the depth of these petals.
Add glue to the bottom tab, fold, then hold until the glue begins to set.
Outer Leaves Section
This green piece represents some leaves for this tulip gift card envelope. It, too, has depth. The depth of this leaf section is a little deeper than the red outer petals.
Fold along both score lines on each side (between the leaves and the tabs) and the score line that separates the two halves.
Apply glue to the tabs, fold the two halves together then hold as the glue begins to set.
It is easier to see the dimension for this section. The leaf-section is a little like a box that the petals-section slides into.
Putting the Tulip Gift Card Envelope Together
Start with the outer petals. Slide the side that does not have the glued bottom-tab into the side that has the glued bottom-tab.
Slide the inner petals section, the envelope piece, into the outer petals.
After the inner petals section is seated into the bottom of the outer petals, slide the outer petals together.
Continue until the outer petals encase the inner petals section.
Take the petals sections and slide it into the outer leaves piece.
Slide it all the way to the bottom of the leaves section.
Your tulip gift card envelope is complete and just needs a gift card before sharing with your special someone.
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