HOME PAPERARTS ARTWORK CRAFTS RESOURCES
E-MAIL ME WRITING PHOTOS JEWELRY LINKS

Make a Gift Set of 14 Cards and Folder

This notecard gift set requires 8 sheets of identical 12 x 12 scrapbook paper,
8 pieces of coordinating 8.5 x 11 cardstock, a package or two of stickers, and a
bit of ribbon. You will make 14 cards, 14 envelopes, and a portfolio to contain them.

The Cards

This image is to scale but NOT full sized. It is provided for assistance
in guiding your measurements.
A. Measure 5.5 inches from the top edge and cut across the whole page.

B. Working from this piece you have removed, measure 4.25 inches from
the left edge and cut.

C. Cut the resulting 5.5 x 4.25 inch piece in half diagonally.
Set aside these two pieces for cards 1 and 2.

D. Working from the piece you removed this from, measure 4.25 inches
from the left edge and cut.

E. Select a rectangle, oval or circle and cut from the center of this
5.5 x 4.25 inch piece. Set both aside for cards 3 and 4.

F. From the left over piece cut two strips 1.75 x 5.5 inches.
Set aside for cards 5 and 6.

G. From the left edge of the original page, measure and cut off
5.5 inches.

H. From the top of this piece measure and cut at 4.25 inches.

I. Cut the resulting 5.5 x 4.25 rectangle on the diagonal

J. Cut the other diagonal creating 4 triangles. Set the two ends aside
for card 7. Set the two sides aside for card 8.

K. Take the 2.5 x 5.5 rectangle left over from step H and cut in half
creating two pieces measuring 2.75 x 2.25. Set these aside for cards 9 and 10.

L. From the original large piece measure and cut 3 inches
from the left edge.

M. From the bottom of this piece, measure and cut a 1 x 3 inch strip.

N. Cut this into three 1 x 1 inch squares. Set these aside for
the folder decorations.

O. Cut the left over rectangle from step M in half lengthwise creating
two pieces measuring 1.5 x 5.5 inches. Set these aside for cards 11 and 12.

P. Cut the final remaining piece into two rectangles measuring
3.5 x 3.25 inches. Set these aside for cards 13 and 14.

Cut 7 pieces of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in half creating 14 pieces
measuring 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Fold each card in half and crease with a bone folder.

Decorate each card front with the assigned pieces of the scrapbook
paper you have cut.

Embellish with stickers, ribbons, charms, etc. as desired.

The Envelopes

This image is to scale but NOT full sized. It is provided for assistance
in guiding your measurements.
Make a template on a 12 x 6 inch piece of card using the
measurements shown in the illustration above.

Lay out and trace two envelopes on each of 7 pieces of 12 x 12
scrapbook paper.

Cut out envelopes.

Round corners slightly at each star.

Fold in sides, fold up center, fold over end flap.

Tuck side flaps in and glue center to side flaps.

If you are using this as a gift pack you may wish to apply envelope
glue to top flap (allow it to dry) or a strip of double-stick tape
with a liner (leave the liner in place)

The Folder

This image is to scale but NOT full sized. It is provided for assistance
in guiding your measurements.
Use a single piece of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock that matches your cards.

Lay card in landscape for all instructions.

A-measure and score inch from left edge

B-measure and score 5 inches from left edge

C-measure and score 5 inches from right edge

D-measure and score inch from right edge

E-measure and score 2 inches from bottom edge

F-measure and score 2 inches from bottom edge

G-measure and cut only the two side borders 3 inches from the top edge

H-Cut out and discard shaded area using the scored lines as a guide.

I- measure and cut only the two side borders 2 and 2 inches
from the bottom edge

J-Fold forward both x inch flaps and glue down

K-Make cut across spine along fold and down center of small section

L-Fold forward both x flaps and glue

M-Fold forward both upper side flaps and glue

N-Measure and score from the top left of the removed piece to the
bottom edge of the piece at 2 inches from the cut edge. Fold up
and glue in place. Repeat on right side.

Fold inward on all remaining scored lines.

Glue overlapping lower side flaps on left edge to one another to
form pocket. Repeat on right edge.

At the X on each side of the spine cut a slit along the fold the
width of your ribbon.

Feed each end of the ribbon through one slit, from inside to outside.

Center on spine and lightly glue in place.

On outside of each cover add a small dab of glue to secure ribbon
at the front edge.

Use the three pieces of scrapbook paper designated in step N above
to decorate the folder

Add stickers, charms, ribbons matching the cards to finish the ensemble

Inside each pocket of the folder, place 7 cards and 7 envelopes.

Close and tie ribbon at right side.

NOTE: White glue or PVA works best for this project. Glue stick, double-
stick tape, tape runner and other 'surface' glues do not hold the sides
securely. They will eventually peel away from each other. A white glue
will soak into the cardstock and form a permanent bond that secures
these side pieces.




TOP

http://mystudio3d.com