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Friday, May 16, 2014

Card Holders

I have many friends and relatives who love receiving sets of my cards as a gift. I saw many examples of card boxes/holders on Pinterest like these:

Card box with instructions
Click HERE for the Original Pin

This box can be made with or without an envelope punch board and LeeAnn has a nice picture of the pattern on her site called Flowerbug's Inkspot:

This box can fit at least 10 cards and envelopes inside.
Click HERE for the Original Pin

Tuesday, October 19, 2010  Sky 3x3 Thank You Card Set and Pizza Box | Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): Paper:  Magnifique B Sky, Chocolate, White Daisy CS Stamps:  Unity, Thank You Inks:  Sky, Chocolate Ribbon:  Chocolate grosgrain Punches:  Real Estate Sign (EK Success), Wide Oval (SU), Scallop edge (SU) Other:  3D foam tape, Uniball White gel pen (SU), 1/4" ScorTape
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Jill's Card Creations: Edgelit Cards & Tote: Free Tutorial
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Swirled Gift Card Holder by Purplevale - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I wanted to create a simple but beautiful way to give my cards for gifts to people like my dear MIL who loves my handmade cards. This is the holder I designed and a pdf of instructions can be found at the end of this post:

Back View

Side View

Inside View with Belly Band Removed

 Holder #2

Inside View


Start with a piece of 12" x12" double-sided
medium weight DSP that measures 11" x 8.5"

NOTE: Cut the 8.5" length first so you will
have the proper length of left over DSP to make the
belly band and four card matching cards!

Along the 11" side, score at:
1/4", 1/2", 5 1/4", 5 3/4", 10 1/2" and 10 3/4"

Along the 8 1/2" side, score at:
6" and 6 1/4"

Cut away the black sections then add the small glue dot halves (on the inside surface) and red sticky tape (on the outside surface) as shown above and in the pdf at the end of this post.

Fold the lower sections up and adhere with the red sticky tape and glue dots. Keep the glue dots and edge of the DSP off of the fold lines. 

To make the belly band, use the scrap piece left over from the card holder. Cut a 2 1/4" x 12" piece of DSP. Score along the 12" length at 1/2" and then add a tiny bit more than 1" for the second score line. Finger fold the belly band around the holder so that it fits well but still allows the band to slide up on the card holder. Use a pencil to determine how much DSP to remove where the final seam occurs on the back. 

I use red sticky tape near the fold line on the 1/2" fold line so that the band won't come apart:

I made one more set for a friend this past week:

After making the belly band, use the
1 1/2" x 12" piece of left over DSP to
make four cards for your holder. Along
the 12" length, cut every 3" to create
four strips that are 1 1/2" x 3". Use a pencil and
place a mark at 1/2" and 1" along the 1 1/2" side
of each strip then cut each strip into three
pieces of 1/2" x 3".

 The white rectangle behind the three
strips measures 2" x 3 1/4".
HINT: To get perfect spacing between
the three strips, adhere the right strip then
the left strip and finally add the middle strip.

To view a pdf with measurements for this project, CLICK HERE or to print a copy, click on the printer icon below: