Late yesterday afternoon, my husband told me he’d gotten small gifts for a couple of the admins in his office, and asked if I could make cards for them. Having just packed up all my Christmas supplies for the year, I sighed loudly and tried to think of something I could make that wouldn’t re-create the mess that I’d just spent the whole day cleaning.
Luckily, my Pazzles came to the rescue. A few weeks back I was looking at a gift card holder in Starbucks and thought it shouldn’t be too hard to re-create.. As it turned out, without the ability to cut perfect circles and score curved lines, it was pretty difficult. But now that I have my Pazzles, my two biggest challenges were no longer problems.
It took about an hour to design the cutting file, but checking and re-checking my measurements and my math proved worth it in the end, because the whole thing came together perfectly in one try. Fully assembled, the box fits a standard-sized gift card perfectly. The little notecard was just quickly cut from standard cardstock. I stamped the Christmas tree using three colors of Distress Ink, then I colored in the ornaments with R29 and the lights and star with a yellow Spica pen. The ribbon is my standard white that I use on everything, colored with a Copic in B29. Easy as pie, and virtually no mess!
This is a cutting file I’ll be using over and over again. If you have a Pazzles and want the cutting file, you can email me via the “contact” button at the top of my blog. Just send me your email address and I’ll send back the file.
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