Updated: Feb 6, 2021
Whenever I look for a gift for someone who has everything, my go to plan is a gift card because it's hard to go wrong with that. I personalize it by choosing a gift card for a place they go to a lot. To make it extra special, I came up with this match box design with arrow details. It fits a gift card perfectly but can be used to hold other small trinkets like rings, necklaces, or bracelets. I usually give this for pretty much every holiday you can think of so I have made them with different design details. For example, I just made one with heart cutouts for Valentine's Day. I give these to teachers a lot and spa places before the pandemic were a big hit! If you go to my site menu and click on 'Cricut Designs' and then boxes, you'll see all the different match box designs I have. During the holidays, I also gift cards in a special hanging design that you can find under 'gift card holders' in the menu.
For the design, I added a little gift tag for the to and from and a little gold elastic cord string to finish it off. As usual, I tried to keep it simple so you can assemble this in little time - it requires just 2 card stocks. The outer box is a light paper stock and the insert part is a heavier poster card. I usually have these on hand and grab one whenever I need one but it's also easy and quick to make in a bind. The link to the Cricut Design Space will take you directly to this project so you can start cutting immediately with your Cricut!
- Any Light Card Stock
- Glue (hot glue recommended for quick drying time)
Here is another picture of what it looks like with the box pulled put:
When you click on the pink button below to get to my design, you'll see the following page - click on the 'Open' button to get to the project. Enjoy!
- Glue the backing to the arrows before gluing the box together.
- If you're using textured or printed cardstock, place it face down on the mat. That way, the scoring will be done on the inside of your box.
- Use hot glue for fast drying time.
Here are some other match box designs you might like! Clicking on the below images will take you to the project page. You can also check out all of my box designs using the site menu under 'Cricut Projects' and then 'boxes'.