Monday, November 16, 2009

Card Holder and Matching Cards

You will need:
~1 piece of 12x12 cardstock
~1 piece of 12x12 matching patterned paper
~your choice of embellishments (eg, brads, rubons, ribbon, flowers, ink, stamps)

1. Cut the cardstock down the center so you have -2- 6x12 pieces.

One 6x12 piece will be used to make the card holder. Fold this in half.
Using the other piece, cut off a piece 2x6. This little piece will be used for the flap of the card holder.

The left-over will be used for a card, so cut it into a 5 1/2X 8 1/2 piece and fold it. Keep all scraps.

2. Cut the patterned paper into a 8 1/2X11 piece.Then cut this piece into -2- pieces of 5 1/2X 8 1/2 (for the cards) and fold them. Again, keep the scraps.

3. This is what you will have once you have your pieces all cut and folded.

4. Using the piece that you cut for the card folder (6X12), glue the 2X6 piece onto it for the flap using a piece of scrap, as shown. Then glue the side edges to create a "pocket" for your cards.

It will look like this.

5. Using the card pieces and scraps create any occasion cards and tags.

6. Add Velcro to the flaps. This is optional. you can use ribbon if you desire, and tie it around the holder. Decorate the front of the card holder. Place the cards inside the holder and fold the flap down.

I've made a few of these and given them as gifts. Great idea, don't ya think!



  1. Great idea for gifts Deanne. Lovely.

    Dawn xx

  2. Fabulolus tutorial as always!! Now if you could only make a few of these for me!!!!!!!!!

  3. Super job, Deanne!! Great project and instructions.

  4. I just love you card holder it is so easy to make. TFS

  5. Lovely card holder and fab easy to follow instructions form beginners to experienced crafters.
    thanks again!
    hugs judex