Put A Bow On It With This Gift Card DIY!


My kidlets love to craft with my Sizzix Big Shot machine. They have already mastered putting together the "Sizzix Sandwich" of cutting pads and the dies on their own, and can often create projects without me having to assist!

When I saw Tim Holtz's newest die - the gift card package - I knew that this project would be perfect for my daughter, Lucy, to help with. Christmas is only a hot minute away, and gift cards are a great present for teachers.

Sometimes you need to put a bit of effort into cranking the machine!

Lucy was able to select her papers ( from the Fox Tales paper collection) and cut out all of the shapes needed for the package.

We decided to add one of Tim Holtz's fold up bows to the package to top it all off! She curved the bows using a pencil....

... which created this frog-legged look. We glued the bow as per the directions, and gathered out cutouts.

I handled the hot glue in this project, only because Lucy isn't comfortable using the glue gun on her own. My 8-year-old is fearless with hot glue and could create this without any of my help.

The insert has two little tabs to secure the gift card, and is then slipped into the package.

Lucy and I were quite tickled with our creation!

This is one of my favourite new dies! Gift cards are such a practical gift, and this is a great way to add some personality to your present. I love being able to get the girls involved in the gifts that they give. The Big Shot adds so much to our crafting time.

Other Materials Used:

  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks

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