I love the fry box but if you aren't using it as a party favor or 3D project, what can you use it for? Well, you can keep it flat and turn it into a gift card holder! It's great for the french fry or fast food fan in your life. I made two different sizes using the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge. I used the flat version of the fry box on p. 69 and not the box cut in sections.
The box/card in the picture on the left below is cut at 4 inches and the larger one on the right is cut at 4-3/4 inches. If you make the 4 inch version it will fit in a standard A2 size card envelope. The 4-3/4 inch version will need a larger A7 envelope.The gift card is inserted behind the "fries" in the "box".
The yellow band acts as a cover-up for the fold lines on the box piece. I did add a top piece to the fries to cover the bottom portion and make it look more finished. This piece measured 2-1/2 x 3-4 inches. To make the fries, just cut 1/2 inch strips of an ivory or light tan cardstock and run it through your crimper or diagonal stripe embossing folder. If you don't have a diagonal stripe folder but have a straight stripe one, just put the strips in at an angle, or make lines on your scoring tool. I inked around the edges of the fry pieces to give them a little more dimension and life.
If you want to change your box up and not have french fries, here are a couple other versions I made using die cut balloons:
The balloons are attached to a piece of cardstock just like I did with the fries and also pulls out of the box. You can slip the gift card inside the box or attach it with a clip to the pull-out piece.
I find myself giving money or gift cards a lot more these days, especially since the kids in my life are all getting older and like to pick out their own gifts. I think these gift card holders make giving a gift card or money a little bit more special. If you don't have the Cricut cartridge, try one of the many fry box die cuts out there. Depending on your die cut, you may have to do a little trimming to make the sides of the card flush with each other.
Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge
Stampin' Up cardstock in Real Red, Daffodil Delight (french fry boxes)
Stampin' Up cardstock in Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron (variations of box)
Stampin' Up Build a Birthday stamp set (fry box #1)
Stampin' Up Tin of Cards" stamp set (mint macaron card)
The other stamp sets on the boxes are from retired SU sets (Happiest Birthday Wishes and Four You)
Cuttlebug balloon die
Paper Smooches balloons dies
Sissix Thinlets by Rachael Bright (banner on mint macaron card)
Stampin' Up Birthday Bouquet DSP on balloon cards
Miscellaneous rhinestones and baker's twine