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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Silhouette File Tutorial: Coin Purse Gift Card Holders

Have you ever needed a cute easy card to dress up a gift-card? I've got something for you then!
Today I'm sharing how to make my Silhouette Gift Card holder Coin Purses.

If you want to see other purse tutorials on my blog, here are a few others:

To make either of these coin purse gift card holders you will need this Equipment:
Silhouette Cameo or Portrait electronic cutting machine. These cutting files are designed for use with either machine.

To make the flower coin purse gift card holder, you will need this Silhouette file: 
gift card holder coin purse Design ID# 56357

Size:
Default size of the card is approximately 5.25X 4.5, and can be resized to your liking in the silhouette studio software. Just be sure if you do resize, that you ungroup the half circle tabs that hold the gift card and don't resize that part as it needs to stay proportionate to fit a standard gift card. 

Paper: 
I used the dots paper from my Paris Girl collection for Carta Bella. I also used glitter purple card stock from DCWV.

Other Supplies:
Brads
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Studio Software set up:
If you are using a Silhouette Cameo, when you open the file, it will all fit on the live cutting area. You can choose to cut the coin purse out of one color of card stock, or choose to use two colors. An easy way to achieve two colors is to use double sided card stock. You will only then need to cut the flower parts, and closure pieces separately if you want those to be contrasting accents. 

This file goes together really quick. 

1-3. Glue the purse clasp fixtures to the inside and outside of the card. 
4-6. Use a decorative brad to attach the three flower pieces. There are tiny holes pre-cut for you that you can use as a guide for centering your brad. Find the corresponding hole on the coin purse piece and fix the flower to the coin purse with the brad.
7. Insert the corners of a gift card into the half circle slots.
8. Bring the two clasps together, and "criss cross" them to close them so it looks like the finished sample. 
This is the second gift card coin purse, and it goes together just as easy. I have a few pointers to save you from making any mistakes your first round.
To make the coin purse gift card holder, you will need this Silhouette file: 
Default size approximately 5.25X 4, and can be resized to your liking in the silhouette studio software. Just be sure if you do resize, that you ungroup the half circle tabs that hold the gift card and don't resize that part as it needs to stay proportionate to fit a standard gift card. 

Paper: 


Other Supplies:

Brads (4 regular size, and one mini brad for the clasp.)

1. Cut the pieces out in your desired colors. You will need to ungroup the file in the silhouette studio software to arrange the parts to do this. 
2-6. Find the straps for each side by looking at the angle of the ends. When you have determined which straps go where, use a brad and thread it through the hinge, the strap and the coin purse. Use a dot of glue at the top of the strap to make sure it is fastened at that end. Go ahead and do all the straps. 
Hint: Make sure that you don't glue behind the half circle shapes where you will be inserting the gift card. 
7. Glue the oval key hole clasp to the front flap of the card. 
8. Attach the turn part of the clasp to the front of the card with a mini brad. 
9. Align the clasp and key hole, then turn the clasp. You may need to fold the wings of the clasp up to get it to move over the keyhole. 

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