Graduation Gift Card Holder and Box

Matchbox Graduation Box

Graduations are just around the corner, and what better way to surprise the graduate in your life than with a card and gift box all in one?

This file was created using the matchbox file as a base. I added a section to the side which becomes the easel card sitting on top. I enlarged the file to cover my 12×12 mat so the card was a decent size. It also means that the box is large enough to hold a gift card or a jewelry box for example.

There are some terrific graduation files in the Craft Room, so the hardest part is choosing which ones to use! I couldn’t go past the owl though, and jazzed him up by using the print and cut feature, but cutting a few elements out to put on top of the printed owl. I also added dimensional magic to his eyes and to his glasses.

I used a couple more print and cut files for the sides and the top of the card in coordinating colours to fit in with the Kaisercraft Shine Bright papers.

This was a fun project to do and can be used for any occasion. I hope you find inspiration in this project to create your own special card for a special graduate. I’ve included the modified files for this matchbox card below.

Graduation Matchbox Card

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Kaisercraft Shine Bright papers
Kaisercard – Buttercup, Elephant Ears & Vanilla
Black ribbon
Double sided tape
Dimensional Magic

Files used:
Wise Owl
Hats Off Title
Graduation Day Title
Graduation Cap





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2 thoughts on “Graduation Gift Card Holder and Box

  • smartpazzler

    This is super cute, Belle! I like your use of layers (owl’s glasses) and the dimensional magic. People who create these can use their graduate’s school colors. Nice!