Thursday, July 5, 2018

Accoridan Book Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Anita here with a tutorial to make this fun Accordion Book Box Gift Card Holder from Lori's store and which you can also find in the Silhouette Store.  I used Lori's brand new collection from Echo Park called Back to School.  The colors are awesome and worked perfectly for this male gift card box.  The sentiment I used is Lori's also and it is called Brush Happy Birthday to You.  You can find it here in her store and here in the Silhouette Store.  
Here are the pieces for the project.  You have to cut two each of the long sheets which are scored horizontally so that you can make the accordion fold pieces.

My paper is two sided so I decided that I wanted the red to show on the outside so this is how I folded all four of the accordion pieces as well as the insert.

I glued the red side together and then held it down with my hands until it dried.  Once it was dry I glued the blue sides to each other as well.  These accordion pieces are going to make the base for creating a spot for the gift card holder to fit.

Here are all four pieces glued together and ready to be put into the box.
I laid them out here so that you could see how to put the box together.
All four pieces are glued down and I have now glued down the top as well.
Insert is glued in now also.  Next I glued down all the accent pieces.

I cut an extra piece to put in the front left side of the card so that I could write a note.  Here is the box open with the gift card in it.
Here is the front and side view.  I will be making more of these, what an awesome way to present a gift card.  That's it for me today.