Logo 1

Silhouette UK: Valentine’s Day Gift Card

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be bringing you my first official post for Silhouette UK blog today. I had some technical difficulties not long after joining the team – my computer crashed on me. So I wasn’t off to great start as I can craft on my Cameo without it! However, I got it fixed and lesson learnt – backup your hard drive. Anyway on to today’s post which features one of Silhouettes Media papers – Scratch-off Sticker sheets. For this weeks project I used the media paper to create a fun Valentine’s day gift card.

Now I have made my own stickers before with my machine, but I hadn’t used this type before. Well, let me tell you a secret….it is just like using regular adhesive paper! They have done all the work for you by adhering the scratch off material to the sheet. So just design, select the media in the cut settings and cut. I would advise to do a test cut before a full cut just to check the settings work with your machine. For full details on how to create this card and the designs used, see the link at the end of the post to take you over to the Silhouette UK blog. 

Valentine's Day Gift Card photos

When I was designing my gift card in the studio software, I decided to use this heart frame for the gift areas. As I wanted to fill the frame with a colour, I add a few little steps to do before this would happen. The design file has the out and inner frame as two seperate objects. If I select both of these and fill, both of these are filled separately filling in the aperture of the frame (see blow – 1). In order for the aperture to be clear (2), I need to select both lines, group this together and then right click ‘Make compound path’. Once this had happened, it recognised the shape was in between these two lines of the frame and not the aperture. 

The whole design was printed on to paper, and mounted on to cardstock. I cut 6 identical circles, large enough to cover the gift areas out of the scratch-off sticker paper. These were peeled off the backing sheet and adhered down. 

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

For full details on how I made this gift card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the gift card!

If you enjoyed today’s post, why not sign up to the newsletter to find out when new posts are out? Just click on the link on the menu or fill out the form to the side. As always, you can also follow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter! Or if you prefer, why not follow me on Google +!

Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


Current Design Teams:


Affiliate Links

*With these affiliate programs below, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) when you click on my links and make a purchase from their store. This helps maintain the site and provide funds to purchase crafting goodies to keep inspiring you all. 


Catherine Pooler Shop


WOW! UK Shop


WOW! US Shop


Altenew Shop


Bumbleberry Papercrafts UK Shop


Craftstash Shop

Scrapbook.com Shop


Sign up for the Newsletter for crafty inspiration as it goes live on the blog!

Want to steup up your stenciling techniques?

This free 4 page resource shows you nine techniques to use with just one stencil!

Leave a Reply

Thinking of you – modern grey for cardmaking

Today I’m showing you how to style and design a modern card with a simple monotone scheme. Here I using a modern grey for cardmaking and creating a beautiful thinking of you card – this is a great card to send as an alternative to

Read More »

Tone-on-tone for contemporary elegance

 I really enjoyed creating a card last week with a lovely soft colour palette and wanted to continue along that theme for this week. Today I’m creating tone-on-tone for contemporary elegance with a beautiful 3D embossing folder. This can easily be achieved with regular embossing

Read More »