Can You Etch It – Gift Card Holder

Welcome to Can You Etch It, the web’s first laser engraving series that specializes in laser engraving strange, unique, and even common items. Today I’ll create a gift card holder.

Gift cards seem to be everywhere.  They are easy to find, have many options, and are easy to ship and give.  There is always a gift that needs to be given but often, we are not sure what to give.  Gift cards lets the recipient choose the best gift for them at the right time.  A great situation all around.  But how do you give the gift cards?  You can’t just slap it in an envelope and send it?  You need a holder.

Gift card holders come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and functions.  They can be as simple as a paper envelope, can come in the form of a refrigerator magnet, or even take the form of a small aluminum box.  While each of those are good, why not distinguish yourself and send your gift card with a laser engraved and cut holder?

Why laser engrave a gift card holder?

There are a variety of gift card holders for sale everywhere.  That is good if you are looking for a holder but bad if you want something unique.  Chances are still good that the recipient won’t get the same gift card with the same holder as you give, but why take that chance.  Show your creativity by getting something that is one-of-a-kind.

This particular gift card holder has four layers, three of them laser cut from card stock and one from origami paper.  The designs for each layer are very similar.  Starting with the top layer, it is cut from red card stock and is the word Congrats.  The next layer, cut from origami paper, is the same contour as the outside of the first design, only a little bigger.  The final two layers are the same shape and size, cut from white core card stock.

The fourth layer cut from white core card is engraved with the words Congratulations! Graduate.  As you can see from the pictures and video, the laser burns through the top layer of color revealing the white core and thus, white letters.  This is a easy way to add color with laser engraving while keeping everything simple.

Here is the video showing each layer being cut and engraved.  At the end of the video you can see all four of the layers and the final result.  For more pictures, check out the end of the post.

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Can You Etch It Roundup

For those of you who are keeping score, the list is as follows: a gift card holder, plastic labelsSouth Dakota frig magnet, a few failed light switch plates, a taco shell, Mount Rushmore coasters, house numbers, a cutting board6 social media iconsa mirror, a hand-drawn robot design, a CD jewel casea pair of drum sticksa luggage tag, a fishing reel, a couple of impact sockets, a drinking glassa little industrial labelinga baseballa Frappuccino bottle, a tennis ball, 12 Scrabble tiles, a custom ink stamp, Thank You cards, M&M’s, a slice of bread, a clothes pin, a cinnamon stick, a sweet potato, a walnut, and a toothpick. Let me know if you have any suggestions for future installments.

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