Saturday, October 9, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - week #2

     Today I am going to show you a quick and simple gift you make for anyone using few items.  This card holder is made using a sheet of background and texture (patterned) paper, 2 sheets of coordinating cardstock, ribbon, brads and your paper trimmer. 

       Cut your 12x12 cardstock to 6x9. This will be used to make your base.  Fold in half so it is the size of 6x 4 1/2. Score at 1 1/2 down the long side. Make a small triangle cut in the middle of the 1 1/2 piece so that the 1 1/2 piece can fold up and the entire base can fold in half.  You are trying to make a book.  Adhere the 1 1/2 fold to the edges to make a pocket. 
     Take the left over piece of 6x12 cardstock and cut at 3 so that you have 3x6 pieces of cardstock. You will need 4.  Fold those in half and you will get 4 - 3x3 cards.
      Cut your patterened (background paper) to a 4x4 piece and then to 4 - 3x3 pieces.  You will make 4 cards to put into your card holder.  Glue the 4x4 piece to the center of the front of the card holder.  Place the 3x3 pieces to the front of the 3x3 cards. 

       Take your coordinating cardstock color and cut a 3/4 x 4 1/2 piece and 4 - 1x3 pieces.  The 3/4 x 4 1/2 piece goes on the front of your card holder toward the bottom.  Place your 1x3 pieces on your 3x3 cards. I used brads to embellish on the ends of the 1x3 pieces for the cards.  I placed them all in different places or you could put them in the same place. 
      If you choose you can place an accent piece on the cards with a sentiment or stamp image. 
      Take your eyelet tool and make four small holes on your card holder spaced so the cards could fit between the ribbon holes.  Run the ribbon through the holes leaving edges so that you can tie the card holder closed. 

 Embellish the front with an initial or an image. Your choice.  My image on the red is a snowman. I just love them so I use them on everything. 

Hope you enjoy!!!


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